Brownie Fly Up
Brownie Bridging Ceremony
A Brownie Girl Scout "flies up" to Junior Girl Scouting in
the spring, and receives her Brownie Wings. If possible, have your fly-up
ceremony with a Junior troop in your Service Unit. Often all age groups of Girl
Scouts are involved, including the parents.
Needs: Order your Brownie Wings ahead of time, also your Girl Scout pins and
Membership Stars and green disc if you plan to present them now. Brown
construction paper, cut to represent stones, or paper bags cut the same way.
Write a Girl Scout Law on each one. Refreshments (optional)
The Brownie Girl Scouts sit on one side of the room in a Brownie Ring, and the
Junior Girl Scouts sit in a horseshoe (always make the open end toward the
audience) on the other side of the room. Place your Stepping Stones between the
two groups and tape them down to the floor.
Everyone sings "Girl Scouts Together", found in the Girl Scout Pocket Songbook
Brownie Leader: You've been a Brownie and you've earned your wings of sunlight
gold. Now you're ready for Junior Girl Scouts, new adventures you've been told
(The girls all stand)
Brownie Leader: I would like to present my Brownie Girl Scouts their wings; they
are ready to fly-up to the next level of Girl Scouting. As I call your name,
would you please come forward? (as they come forward, pin on their wings).
Junior Leader: Each step of Junior Girl Scouting can be filled with fun and
adventure. As a troop, we would like to welcome you.
The Brownies walk on the stepping stones and enter the horseshoe. With the
Brownies facing the Juniors, the Girl Scout Sign is made and the girls recite
the Girl Scout Promise.
Have the Brownies and Juniors face one another, and walk forward to the stepping
stone with the first Girl Scout Law printed on it and have the two girls say the
Law. Now the next pair of girls come and stand on Law #2; continue until all the
Laws are said. If there are not enough girls in the two troops, they may have to
do this as single girls instead of in pairs.
Junior Leader: With the help of (Brownie Leader's Name) we would like to present
our new Juniors with the Girl Scout membership pin. (pin on Girl Scout Pins). At
this time you may also wish to give the girls their Membership Stars and green
Brownie Leader: We will now all sing "Make New Friends"
Junior Leader: Junior Girl Scouts you'll be for a few short years
Make the most of each day that goes by
Be cheerful and helpful and do a good turn
And greet each Girl Scout with a Hi!