Few questions re daisy/brownie/bridge(M)
I have a question first of all about Bridging. We started our Bridging steps last week which included going to a Brownie meeting and watching them work on a Try-It. Well the leaders of this troop incorporated the Daisies into that and they actually earned the Try-It and this troop awarded us with Try-It's. Of course we have not given them to our girls yet. Anyways....one of the Daisies was absent and so she missed this part of the Bridging step. They went on vacation to Mexico so the girl had to miss the meeting. My co leader and I were talking and feel that she shouldn't get to be given the Try-it that the rest of the troop worked on and earned. But another question came to mind, Since she missed the meeting, she also missed a few of the steps in the Bridging process. I know she can still move up to Brownies, but does this exclude her from receiving the Bridge to Brownies award (The rainbow patch)? I hate to do this, but the girl came VERY late in the year, about a month ago maybe 6 weeks ago. We bridge on May 24th and I doubt we can find another meeting that she can be involved with so soon.
Another question. Our troop plans on meeting over the summer. Since we are Bridging on May 24th I called my council membership person and she said that we can meet as brownies over the summer and we can work on try-its as long as we don't award them to the girls until after October 1st. Does this sound right? Has anyone done this?
and finally a third question. To be a Daisy, do you have to be 5 AND in Kindergarten or do you just have to be 5 OR in kindergarten. My younger DD starts kindergarten in the fall of 2004. She is 4 already and will turn 5 before the next school year ends. I don't want to start a new troop for her just for 1 year until she gets into Brownies, so can I have a multi level troop? Also can I register her as a Girl Scout as soon as she turns 5 or do I have to wait for her to start Kindergarten?
Thanks so much! I know its alot of questions, but I want to do it right!