Clover Award Leads TCDS Daisy Girl Scout Troop to Address Topic of Water Conservation


The TCDS Girl Scout Daisy Troop 164 is addressing their concern for water conservation in our region – and you can find their handmade informational posters on the topic right here at school.

The nine first grade girls in the Daisy troop has been working on the Clover Award – an award which focuses on the region the girls live in. According to the “Girl Scouts heart of the south” website found at http://www.girlscoutshs.org/daisyjourneys, the Clover Award states that the Daisies will: “Learn about and commit to protecting a natural treasure in their region. (and) Educate and inspire others in their community to join with them to protect the local treasure, too.”

Troop leader Kimberly says that in addition to addressing an issue in their region, the last part of the award encourages the Daisies to figure out what they can do to help fix the problem and asks the troop to make others aware of the problem and their suggested solution(s).

Kimberly and her troop felt that one problem in the region was lack of water conservation. The girls discussed small changes that they could make in their own lives to help with water conservation. Then, they created posters to present to friends and family in order to inform and teach others about water conservation.

Daisy troop 164 presented their posters to students and teachers at a recent preschool through third grade morning flag ceremony. Some of the girls’ families watched the presentation as well.

Each of the girls’ parents worked with their daughters to make the posters at a Girl Scout meeting. Some ideas the girls came up with to put on their posters include reusing water on plants, turning off the faucet when you aren’t using it, taking short “power” showers, fixing leaks, and using energy efficiency appliances. The posters reflect these great ideas and are now hanging outside of the school office.

There are three more girls in the Troop 164, and they are in second grade. They participated in a different project earlier this year – also on the topic of water conservation.

Troop leader Kimberly gave us additional background information on what the girls have been working on recently: All semester we have been working on a badge called “Between earth and sky”. There are three parts to the badge, The first one focuses on feelings – our own and those of people around us.  The second part focuses on special skills – our own special skills as well as the special skills of others around us.  The third part of the award is the Clover Award, which focuses on our region – what we know about our region, what we like best about our region, and what we can do to make our region a better place.

Way to go, Daisy Girl Scouts! We are proud of your determination to work toward creating solutions for regional issues that are of concern to you.

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