45 Girl Scouts from troops across the Western Colorado region gathered on May 1, 2019 at the GSCO regional office in Grand Junction to celebrate advancing from their current Girl Scout level to the next as part of a special event called a Bridging Ceremony.
Bridging is an important transition in a Girl Scout’s life. It’s a defining moment when a Girl Scout celebrates her achievements and looks forward to new adventures and responsibilities. The girls who walked across the bridge at this ceremony, just like the many who have before them, are modeling the progression that the Girl Scout Leadership Experience is known for. They have worked hard to not only earn and achieve, but to learn and to grow alongside their Girl Scout sisters.
Girl Scouts of Colorado invited members of the Junior Service League (JSL) to this special ceremony to thank them for their continued support of Girl Scouts throughout the Western Colorado region. The bridge, which is a symbolic piece of this ceremony, was graciously donated by JSL, and was officially rededicated to Girl Scouts.
As we come to the end of another Girl Scout year, many Girl Scouts are bridging to the next program level. This is a great time for girls to take a moment to reflect on their achievements and prepare themselves for new adventures and responsibilities. A fun way to do this is through a bridging ceremony and/or by earning a bridging award.
Here are some tips to have a fun, successful bridging ceremony:
Have girls as part of the planning process. This is a great way to make sure the activities are fun and engaging!
Don’t worry about finding an actual bridge. A “make believe” bridge can be something as simple as laying down masking tape.
There is no right or wrong way to do a ceremony. Let your girls have fun planning a ceremony they feel celebrates their accomplishments.
Rainbow themes are fun and have meaning. You can use the colors of the Membership Star grade-level discs to make a Girl Scouts rainbow.
Blue for Daisy
Green for Brownie
Yellow for Junior
White for Cadette
Red for Senior
Navy Blue for Ambassador
Check out these great resources to help guide your girls to earn their Bridging Award:
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