Girl Scout ceremonies are used to mark special events, transitions for your Troop and special days in the Girl Scout year. The Investiture Ceremony welcomes new members (girls or adults). The Bridging Ceremony (also called "fly-up" at the Brownie level) celebrates the transition from one age-level in Girl Scouting to another. At the Bridging Ceremony, all girls receive a Membership Star for completing the Girl Scout Year, and girls moving to the next level may receive a Bridging Award.
Girl Scouts remember Juliette Gordon Low's Birthday (October 31, 1860) and the Anniversary of Girl Scouting (March 12) with ceremonies and celebrations. Thinking Day (February 22) is a special day to encourage international friendship and remember our membership in the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) through ceremonies and celebration.
Here are some sample ceremonies and ceremony planner to help you get started. Print these ideas and share them with your Girl Scout Troop. Have fun and be creative!