Could it be that your troop of Cadette Girl Scouts is not only graduating middle school, but is also ready to bridge to Seniors? High School and a new level of scouts is around the corner, both big milestones for these young teenage girls. Hopefully your troop will be staying together for more adventures and learning in the fall.
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If they are, the girls should be planning their Cadette to Senior Girl Scout ceremony. While you hope that they will do work at home, in reality, with the busy-ness of their lives, you might be better off scheduling a special meeting devoted to planning this event.
Steps to Planning Your Cadette to Senior Bridging Ceremony
At this stage of the scouting game, I am going to assume that you already picked out a date and contacted the parents about it, and that you have planned where it will take place. In addition, menu planning for your party should be second nature as you have done this a few times before. The girls can actually do some of the planning and prep work for this.
You know the personality of your troop…that should guide you to how long it should be. Are most of your girls shy or do they love to be the center of attention? Once you help them figure out how long they want the ceremony to be, then they can use these resources for their planning.
*NOTE-You will also want to have a special part of your bridging ceremony dedicated to those who have earned the Silver Award.
Girl Scout Bridging This is from the GSUSA and has all the steps the girls need to follow before the actual ceremony.
Girl Scout Bridging Packet Scroll down to find the Cadette to Senior Scout ceremony
Use Resources Wisely This blogger has a ceremony for leaders and girls to use.
Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana This link has a short script that can be used.
Tripod There is some good information towards the bottom of the page for your girls to use, including things to say for those who have earned the Silver Award.
Bridge to Seniors Ceremony This is an older site but has a wealth of information on it.
Osh Kosh Girl Scouts Plenty of ceremony basics for girls to follow, as well as downloadable PDF documents.
Scouting Web Gold Key Ceremony
This ceremony is long, but worth it to glean ideas. Make the girls some popcorn and watch it together.
Silver Award Ceremony Ideas
Here are some links for planning the Silver Award component of your Cadette to Senior Girl Scout bridging ceremony.
Girl Scouts of Western Washington Scroll down to page 6 for the information you seek.
Scouting Web Lots of Ceremony Ideas
Do you have anything special planned for your bridging ceremony?