Girl Scout Bridging Ceremony - Journey
Equipment: I. large sheet of poster board.
2. roots, stem, leaves, and daisy bud cut from colored paper and backed with
#1 G.S.: Just as a root anchors a plant, so do Girl Scout Daisies provide the
base for the Girl Scout program. Let these roots represent Daisy Girl
Scouting...the beginning of the journey. (affix roots)
#2 G.S.: In Girl Scout Brownies, girls continue their development as Girl
Scouts. This stem reminds us of that process. Just as a stem rises up to seek
new heights, so do Girl Scout Brownies continue their adventure in Girl Scouting
along with adults who help guide them in the right direction. (affix stem)
#3 G.S.: Just as leaves unfold and seek energy, so do Girl Scout Juniors
encourage girls to emerge in a program where they can seek out new
life-enriching adventures. (affix leaves)
LEADER: You are now ready to bridge to Girl Scout Cadettes. You will have the
opportunity to create your own program. You will be challenged to follow the
aMAZE journey and earn the Leader in Action award. As Girl Scout Cadettes, you
will have the opportunity to earn, Interest Project Awards, charms, explore
career options, hone your leadership skills, and participate in destinations.
Some of you may choose to earn the Girl Scout Silver Award.
Our plant is not complete. It needs a bud. Girl Scout Cadettes are the buds of
the plant. Through continued growth and development, you can become the blossom
of Girl Scouting...Girl Scout Seniors. From those blossoms will come the seeds
of our future, Girl Scout Ambassadors. Some day you could be a seed for the
future of Girl Scouting. Let this bud represent the full potential of Girl
Scouting in your life as a new Girl Scout Cadette. (affix bud)
(Girls repeat the Promise and are welcomed into Girl Scout Cadettes.)
Note: If the girls have completed the Bridging Award,
present it to them at this time.