When I first had a Daisy group, I brought books from home that explained the concept of each Petal. Most of the books i had purchased through Scholastic for my own kids over the years and should be easy to find. A couple are Newberry Award winners. Even today, I think the girls enjoy these picture books more than the stories written for the Petals and Journeys.
HONEST & FAIR – Lupe
FRIENDLY & HELPFUL – Sunny
CONSIDERATE & CARING – Zinni
COURAGEOUS & STRONG – Tula
RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT I SAY AND DO – Mari
RESPECT MYSELF & OTHERS – Gloria
RESPECT AUTHORITY – Gerri
USE RESOURCES WISELY – Clover
MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE – Rosie
Okay, I know you are wondering about those first 2 books. But i think by making someone else smile, you ARE making the world a better place.
BE A SISTER TO EVERY GIRL SCOUT – Vi
Most Petals have stories that are for different attention levels so you can decide which ones your girls can sit through. It would not be odd for me to sum up a page rather than reading all the words to the younger girls. What I especially enjoy about using these classic books is that I can come up with so many crafts that tie in quite easily and cheaply. So that I can find the books quickly, I have them all in my milk crate for Daisy level.