Scoutmaster Please recite the Scout Promise and Law after me. The color bearer or flag bearer is the person who carries the flag. Ceremonies help Girl Scouts mark special events throughout the year, such as bridging to another level, earning a National Leadership Journey award, or getting a Girl Scout pin. Otherwise girls can wear an overgarment of any color over which they can fit their uniform vest. The Ceremony The troop is assembled in a horseshoe.
This certification is meant for troops of mixed levels for girls that are not bridging. Because of this, the point of making the Promise is an act of breaking away from their parents; of asserting a separate identity. It is Scouting's desire that a major part of the identity that these young people form is that of being a Scout. Marissa Vessels—Marissa is the Director of Marketing at Girl Scout of Northern California and a Gold Award Girl Scout. The new members must recite the Girl Scout Promise, they must be presented with the appropriate pin and verbally welcomed by the members of the troop they are entering. Explain to them what the ceremony if for and have them create a ceremony. Candidate's name, do you wish to join them? The Girl Scout Promise can be recited as a group or individually.
My girls were in awe that they have a piece of history. Some troops like to have a more formal ceremony while others prefer something more casual and fun. Celebrating this change should be fun, personalized, and memorable for everyone involved. If the are invested one at a time, all the attention is focused on the candidate's individual commitment, however, the ceremony will not feel as special if each Scouts sees others going through it before they do. Since I searched the web and drew different bits and pieces from many resources, I figured I could go ahead and share with others. Flower Ceremony To conduct a flower ceremony you require 10 groups of different flowers and a container to place the flowers in. Moving On to New Adventures Bridging is an important transition in a Girl Scout's life.
There are many possibilities for the use of candles to enhance a ceremony. This year, we wanted to do a Rededication Ceremony for them, so they could start learning some of the pageantry that future levels of Girl Scouting all seem to use. A ceremony welcoming a girl into the Girl Scouts can be memorable. It also serves as the perfect time for girls and adults who have already been invested to rededicate themselves to Girl Scouting. Also, may this ceremony be a special reminder and lasting memory of the bond that we share in the sisterhood of Girl Scouts.
A script and instructions are found. Helped remind the girls that you never know what a family mighr be going through! They felt empowered and it reminded them of all the reasons they love being Girl Scouts. Do your girls like performing? Also I have taper candles I need to replace, I gave them all away as Juliette candles. Research flowers beforehand to find out the various meanings behind the flowers. My oldest is 26and currently finishing up for a degree in engineering.
The candidate stands centred at the front of the horseshoe, facing the Scoutmaster. The troop stands around a table in a horseshoe pattern and faces the audience. If you want to show the new adults in your troop what Girl Scouting is all about, consider including them in the investiture ceremony. The girls go around the table lighting one candle at a time for each of the laws and promises. The place were regular Scout meetings take place is the last choice, due to it not being at all a special place.
Like any great Girl Scout ceremony, an investiture is super customizable based upon the age and interests of your group, and should always be girl-led. Wherever the ceremony is held, efforts can be made through the use of things such as candles to make the setting special. The ceremony should always focus on paying tribute to Girl Scouts as they move forward. A campfire at camp is the best. Scout Investiture Ceremony Making a meaningful start to Scouting By Scouter Liam Morland, 1998 The investiture ceremony is the time when a Scout, by means of the words of the Scout Promise, publicly announces their commitment to the Scout Law. There can be any even number of color guards depending on the number of girls in the troop. Juniors should wear their uniform vest, white headscarf, white shirt, and a skirt of any color.
To solve this problem, the candidates should gather at a place away from sight and hearing of the ceremony until they are called, one at a time, to be invested. Flag Ceremony A flag ceremony can occur at either the beginning or end of the investiture ceremony. If your girls love the outdoors, consider holding the ceremony in your local park. For most Scouts, making the Scout Promise means making a commitment that their parents have not. I give you one shoulder knot to represent your duties to other people; to help them, to get along with them, to be part of building a better world. Or if they love to perform, a skit might be a fun touch. The American flag is carried by a color guard for protection during a flag ceremony.
If your girls all attend the same school, consider using a space there. I give you a second shoulder knot to represent your duties to yourself; to develop yourself physically, mentally, emotionally, socially, and spiritually so that you will be a better person. I also love the flower ceremony. A quick search through Google, YouTube, and Pinterest will return tons of creative ceremony scripts, invitations, snacks, and other ideas from experienced volunteers. Where Will You Hold the Ceremony? This ceremony consists of 14 candles: 10 for the laws of Girl Scouts, three for the promises and one to light the others. It is once the candidate has made the promise that they is a Scout.
Whatever its purpose, every Girl Scout ceremony helps girls share in Girl Scout and —and create their own special memories. For some troops, it may be easiest to hold your ceremony at the same place you hold your troop meetings, but the sky is the limit! When elaborating ceremonies in this way, it is important to keep them simple enough that they have real significant for the Scouts. The rest is up to you and your girls! Who will say or read it? The problem is making it unique each time. Featuring a Gril Scout rainbow striped border to coordinate with our other bridging merchandise. Simple but thw girls were excited since they planned it. The girls absolutely loved it! This can be done individually or as a group.