Ceremonies mark special Girl Scout events throughout the year. There are many resources available to help you plan your special occasion.  In addition to the resources and links below, try a web search on "Girl Scout Ceremonies" for more ideas.

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Ceremony Scripts
"What Is?"

Ceremony suitable for a large troop. Can be used for just about anything. Requires three candles for Promise and ten candles for the Law.

Adult Rededication/Investiture

No candles needed.

Adult Rededication/Investiture

Requires five candles: green, red, blue, white and yellow.

Badges Court of Awards

Requires 6 cards or pieces of posterboard to spell out the word "Badges."

Bridging or Fly-up Ceremony

Suitable for girls bridging from Daisy to Brownie or flying up from Brownie to Junior level. No candles required.

Brownie Pond

Brownie Investiture or Daisy Bridging. Requires pond (mirror edged with greenery).

Brownie Pond (short version)

A shorter version of the Brownie Pond ceremony. Daisy Bridging or Brownie Investiture. Requires pond (mirror edged with greenery).

Ceremony for Retiring a Worn Flag

No candles required.

Chain of Life

Outdoor ceremony; great for camping. Has 11 parts in the chain of life. Girls say a part and link strips of paper to form the chain.

Court of Awards

Requires 1 green candle representing Girl Scouts, three candles for the Promise and five various color candles representing program activities.

Daisy Girl Scout Ceremony

A generic ceremony that can be used for Investiture, Rededication, Bridging or any other ceremony. Board with petals and center may be borrowed from the council (deposit required).

Daisy Investiture Ceremony

For Daisy Investiture when giving Daisy pins. Daisy petal board and flags may be borrowed from the council (deposit required).

Flag Ceremony

Basic flag ceremony and information on flag etiquette.

Girl Scout Responsive Reading

Suitable for a church service on Girl Scout Sunday. No candles required.

I Am a Girl Scout

Ceremony suitable Rededication, Bridging or any other ceremony. Candles optional.

Indian Scout Campfire Ceremony

A ceremony to use around the campfire.

Investiture Poem

Requires three candles for the Promise.

Investiture/Rededication

Generic ceremony. Requires three candles for the Promise and ten candles for the Law.

Juliette Low World Friendship Fund

An action ceremony retelling the story of the Juliette Low World Friendship Fund.

Lighted Candles Investiture/Rededication

A candle ceremony suitable for older girls.

Lots of Light Investiture/Rededication

Requires three candles for the Promise, ten candles for the Law and one candle for each girl.

Multi-level Flag Ceremony

Flag ceremony for multi-level events with girls representing each level of Girl Scouts (Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette and Senior).

Old Glory

Flag ceremony. No candles required.

Rainbow Ceremony

All-purpose ceremony. Requires 13 candles for the Promise and Girl Scout Law.

The Common Flame

An international ceremony suitable for Thinking Day. Requires one candle for Sisterhood and one candle for each race.

Three Candle Flag Ceremony

A different way to hold a flag ceremony. Requires one red, one blue and one white candle.

Values Rededication Ceremony

Suitable for older girls. Requires three candles for the Promise and 10 candles with words on values.

Other
Bridging Nametags template

Create your own customized nametags for your Bridging ceremony using this template file. To download the file, right-click on the link and select "Save Target As..."



Brownie to Junior Bridging Workbook

This is the workbook included in the Bridging to Juniors program box. An in-depth look at bridging: ceremonies, activities, songs.

Candle Flame template

Create paper flames for when use of lighted candles is prohibited or inappropriate.

Daisy to Brownie Bridging Workbook

This is the workbook included in the Bridging to Brownies program box. An in-depth look at bridging: ceremonies, activities, songs.

Junior Vest Invitation template

Create your own customized invitation to your Bridging to Juniors or Junior Court of Awards ceremony using this template file. The invitation is in the shape of a Junior vest with insignia on it.

Additional Resources

Ceremony Planner on GSUSA Girl Scout Central Site» download pdf
Ceremony Ideas on GSUSA Girl Scout Central Site» view website
Flag Ceremonies on GSUSA Girl Scout Central Site» view website
Bridging Ceremonies on GSUSA Girl Scout Central Site» view website
Ceremonies on Leader/Guider Cyber Council site» view website