A Gateway Success: The Gateway to Girl Scouts

Founded in February, Daisy Troop 707 consists of five girls, ages 6-11. Troops for children with special needs are uncommon. In fact, this is the only Daisy Troop in the council that is made up exclusively of girls with special needs.

Members of the troop have 1:1 support so that they can actively participate in the curriculum: there is a breathing apparatus for two members, individualized instructional supports to meet goals and additional time allowed to achieve badges.

The troop collected three petals in Girl Scout Law and earned three badges in the Daisy Flower Garden Journey. The first badge (Watering Can Award) was earned by planting flowers in a mini-garden. Weeding a community garden garnered them a Honey Bee Award. They learned about bugs and created a worm composting bin in pursuit of the Amazing Daisy Award.