Hi everyone, I’m Anna, the newest member of the Troop Support Team! A couple weeks ago, I led my first Journey day council event with a great group of Daisies in Owatonna. We had many (adorable) adventures together as we explored the world Between Earth and Sky. Through play and expression, we learned about the different and unique skills we all have and can bring to our troop. One activity we all enjoyed was the trip to the “art museum,” where we examined some beautiful art pieces and described how they made us feel. After viewing the gallery, the girls recreated the pictures using props and – of course – their imaginations. It was awesome to witness these creative girls in action!
We were also able to spend some time at the “park,” where we played games and learned about the plants we can find in our own neighborhoods. At Girl Scouts, we love bringing STEM into our events in new and exciting ways. One of the girls’ favorite activities was watching a stalk of celery “drink” water right before their eyes!
The highlight of the day was the art project we made in the “garden,” where we got to create bugs that highlighted our skills and interests. How cute is the little bug this Daisy made?
Overall, the Daisy Journey Day was a great success!
Have you and your troop attended a council-led Journey day yet? It can be a great way to get a few steps of a Journey completed in one, fun-packed day, plus girls get the bonus of meeting new Girl Scout sisters from other troops in their area. Events are led by experienced Girl Scout staff, so you don’t have to worry about any of the activity planning – you can just participate alongside your troop as they work toward their awards. Looking to squeeze a journey in yet this Spring? Check out our events page to learn more about our upcoming journey events your troop can attend!
Anna Olson – Anna has recently returned to Southwest MN after living in St. Paul for the past 7 years! She works with Silver Awards and runs all Menu of Options programming. She has a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from St. Cloud State University, and has a diverse background in youth work including the YMCA, Boy Scouts, and outdoor programming. In her spare time Anna enjoys hiking, crafting, and spending time with friends, family and her cat Fiyero.