Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Troop Program Ideas: Host a Ceremony

Need a few ideas for activities you can host during your next troop meeting? Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council's Troop Program Ideas, published in the months between the Golden Link, gives Daisy, Brownie and Junior troop leaders fun ideas for songs, crafts, snacks and ceremonies to use throughout the year. Find your next troop idea here and in the next issue of Troop Program Ideas.

Host a Ceremony
Girl Scouts has many ceremonies to both honor girls and participate in important yearly celebrations. Try your hand at a Moving On to New Adventures ceremony.


Bridging is an important transition in a Girl Scout's life. It's a defining moment when a girl becomes aware of her achievements and is ready for new adventures and responsibilities. Celebrating this change should be fun, personalized, and memorable for everyone involved. And most of all, it should be designed by the girls in true partnership with adults. Bridging ceremonies usually take place at the beginning or end of the Girl Scout year and can have three parts:
  1. Opening: Guests are welcomed and the tone is set.
  2. Main section: The ceremony is explained and the girls celebrate moving from one level to the next.
  3. Closing: Girls can participate in friendship circles and thank their guests.
  4. Each of the ceremony's parts offers plenty of room for the girls' creativity and individuality. The ceremony should always focus on paying tribute to Girl Scouts as they move forward.
For more Troop Program Ideas read the latest issue of the Golden Link or visit us at www.gssjc.org and go to the My Council publications webpage.