Being in a Girl Scout troop opens a world of possibilities for girls to discover their strengths and passions while making friends and memories to last a lifetime. Within their troops, girls engage in the Girl Scout Leadership Program through activities focusing on STEM, life skills, entrepreneurship, and the outdoors.
Each year, we recognize 12 Girl Scout troops that go above and beyond in their leadership building activities and event participation by highlighting them as the Daisy Dozen Elite. These troops are a great representation of the vision that Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low, affectionately known as “Daisy”, had for Girl Scouting, and we are so proud of them!
Congrats to the 2019 Daisy Dozen Elite troops!
Troop #657, Brunswick County
There are 32 Girl Scout Daisies through Cadettes in Troop #657 and they have been meeting for three years! They also standout with 24 active parent volunteers. The girls have enhanced their leadership skills by planning and organizing their selected countries for World Thinking Day and facilitating activities at their adopted assisted living facility. The girls have also hosted and participated in multiple camping experiences from “glam”-camping to primitive camping.
Troop #3910, Duplin County
Girl Scout Troop #3910 started meeting nine years ago and now consists of 17 Girl Scout Daisies through Seniors. Their accomplishments include Silver and Bronze Awards and several girls participated in Art in the Park the past two summers, a free 8-week summer art program for girls in the community. They have collected food for the EBA and aided in Hurricane Florence relief efforts by assisting at a distribution center.
Troop #1252, Durham County
The Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors of Troop #1252 displayed their courage, confidence, and character this year by leading meetings for younger Girl Scouts which included running an investiture ceremony, hosting a tea party, and helping a Brownie troop work on their Journey. They also participated in community service by holding a food drive and doing gift wrapping for the Salvation Army and completed a yard cleanup day at a non-profit called Eyes, Ears, Nose and Paws.
Troop #413, Lee County
Girl Scout Troop #413 began to meet in 2017 and has eight Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors. The girls adventured to many places this year including Raven Rock State Park, the Battleship of North Carolina in Wilmington, the Biltmore Estate, the U.S. Army Airborne & Special Operations Museum, and more. The Ambassadors assisted the Seniors with their Take Action project for their Mission Sisterhood Journey by sewing 20 baby blankets for Central Carolina Hospital and the Cadettes finished their Silver Award by helping renovate the ESL House for Lee County Schools.
Troop #4007, Moore County
There are 25 Girl Scout Daisies through Cadettes in Troop #4007 and they have been meeting for three years. This year, they explored engineering concepts while working on their Think Like and Engineer badge series, participated in day camp, laid flags for Memorial Day, walked in parades, learned robotics, addressed bullying prevention and much more. They challenged themselves to stand up to bullying and help kids at school feel welcomed who were new or sitting alone.
Troop #1327, New Hanover County
Girl Scout Troop #1327 started as Daisies nine years ago and have now grown to 21 Juniors through Ambassadors. The Girl Scouts have grown as leaders this year by planning their meetings, completing Program Aid training, and earning their Leadership in Action Award. They have been focusing on identifying issues that matter to them by working on service projects, volunteering with organizations in need, and working toward their Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards.
Troop #4242, Pender County
There are 21 Girl Scout Daisy through Juniors in Troop #4242 and they have seven leaders. They became one of the Daisy Dozen Elite by completing at least one Journey for the year, attending Camporee, participating in the Fall Product and Girl Scout Cookie Programs, and more! The girls have developed bonds and built leadership skills by enjoying the different activities and opportunities given by their badge work.
Troop #172, Person County
Girl Scout Troop #172 is a multi-level troop with 46 Girl Scouts. The girls love to help others and have planned and completed multiple community service projects. They also hosted a Camporee last year where they organized and facilitated activities for other troops that were participating. The Daisy Girl Scouts earned all of their petals and each level completed a Journey.
Troop #1882, Wake County
There were 20 Girl Scouts Brownies and Juniors in Troop #1882 and they had a very busy year! They slept with sharks at the NC Aquarium, enjoyed a beach trip where they saw ponies and dolphins, camped in the Camp Graham treehouse cabins, and adventured to the Great Wolf Lodge. Additionally, they earned their Citizen Science Journey at Blue Jay Point, hosted a tea party, completed multiple community service projects, and so much more!
Troop #2054, Wake County
New Girl Scout Troop #2054 was awarded the Daisy Dozen Elite Troop title by learning new things and planning an incredible first year! The girls enjoyed participating in arts and crafts, making bird feeders, making bracelets, learning financial literacy, and more. They used some of their Girl Scout Cookie Program proceeds to visit the Build-A-Bear Workshop and had a pizza party at White Deer Park. By the end of the year, the troop had 10 Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies and three co-leaders.
Troop #326, Wake County
Girl Scout Ambassador Troop #326 has nine girls and they have been together for 11 years! The troop’s main leadership experience is that each year they plan and host the Wake 18 International Festival for younger Girl Scouts in the area. Additionally, they camped twice this year, enjoyed a cruise vacation together, and took a self-defense class. The troop earned the Bronze award together, a majority of the girls earned their Silver award, and two have earned their Gold award.
Troop #1284, Wilson County
There are 18 Girl Scout Daisies through Juniors in Troop #1284 and they have been meeting for three years. The Girl Scouts love to help out in their community and they volunteer with Meals on Wheels and have hosted toy and food drives for those in need. Additionally, they enjoyed learning about STEM at robotics camp and getting outside at Camp Hardee.
After reviewing hundreds of assessments, only 12 out of the council’s approximately 1,500 troops were selected as the Daisy Dozen Elite from across the council’s 41-county region. HUGE CONGRATS, Girl Scouts!