Three Reasons to Celebrate National Bridging Week: August 1 – 8, 2020

Throughout the year, Girl Scouts accomplish amazing things for themselves and the community around them. Let’s celebrate them during National Bridging Week (August 1 – 8, 2020) as they bridge to the next level in Girl Scouts and start their next adventure!

Bridging—that is, when a girl celebrates “crossing the bridge” from one Girl Scout level to the next—is one of the most important moments in a Girl Scout’s life. And although the COVID-19 pandemic may have us continuing to pause our in-person meetings and ceremonies, you can still find ways to honor all the good things your girl has done this year and get excited for everything you’ll experience next year!

Girl Scout Day at Royal Gorge Bridge and Park in Cañon City on Saturday, August 8, 2020 is a wonderful opportunity for your girl to bridge across the highest suspension bridge in the United States! Learn more here.

If you can’t organize an in-person ceremony, consider holding a virtual bridging celebration or taking part in one of GSUSA’s National Virtual Bridging Ceremonies, which will be held August 1 and 8.

Here are three reasons your troop will want to get in on the bridging fun:

  1. Keep the groove going. Everyone’s daily routine has been upended in recent months, and marking this incredible point in your troop’s Girl Scout experience is so important in helping everyone feel some forward momentum. Putting a virtual or in-person bridging ceremony on your calendar and counting down the days is going to feel so good!
  2. ALL 👏 YOUR 👏 SISTERS👏 Being a Girl Scout means having sisters across the country and around the world ready to cheer you on! Taking part in one of the bridging events is a powerful reminder that everyone in the troop is part of a big sisterhood made up of resilient girls and adults who are staying strong and doing good in their communities. Whatever comes our way, we’re never alone!
  3. Celebrate your achievements. The last few months have been challenging no matter where you live, but that’s all the more reason to lift up everything the troop has achieved this year! You earned badges and Journey awards, made our communities better, and continued to shine your brightest. Most importantly, we all stayed Girl Scout strong in the face of hardship—and that’s worth celebrating here and now.

The best part? You can bridge virtually and amp up the experience with an in-person event when it’s safe. Like everything in Girl Scouting, it’s all about what the girls want! And you can make the occasion even more special with an official bridging kit from the Girl Scout Shop.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

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