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Online Requests for Ceremony Resources
Rolling Hills leaders may submit an online request to reserve items to be used in ceremonies (flags, bridge, Brownie ponds, ceremony boards, log candle holders, etc.)

Ceremonies

Candles, logs (to hold the candles), flags, Brownie pond and a ceremonial bridge are available to borrow from the Service Center. There is a $1.00 replacement fee for the candles and a $5.00 usage fee for the Brownie ponds. In addition, a $20.00 deposit is required on the logs, pond, bridge and per flag. To reserve any of these items for your troop's special occasion, request a reservation online or call the Service Center.

Because of high demand, these resources may only be borrowed for a 3-day period.

In addition to the ceremony scripts below, there are several excellent resources on ceremonies available on GSUSA's Girl Scout Central site: Ceremonies, Flag Ceremonies, and Bridging Ceremonies. We recommend a visit to these pages for more ideas! You might also try a web search on "Girl Scout Ceremonies."



Tips for Successful Ceremonies
Download a ceremony script:
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).
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).
Investiture/Rededication Generic ceremony. Requires three candles for the Promise and ten candles for the Law.
Lots of Light Investiture/Rededication Requires three candles for the Promise, ten candles for the Law and one candle for each girl.
Lighted Candles Investiture/Rededication A candle ceremony suitable for older girls.
Investiture Poem Requires three candles for the Promise.
Bridging or Fly-up Ceremony Suitable for girls bridging from Daisy to Brownie or flying up from Brownie to Junior level. No candles required.
Rainbow Ceremony All-purpose ceremony. Requires 13 candles for the Promise and Girl Scout Law.
"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.
I Am a Girl Scout Ceremony suitable Rededication, Bridging or any other ceremony. Candles optional.
Values Rededication Ceremony Suitable for older girls. Requires three candles for the Promise and 10 candles with words on values.
Adult Rededication/Investiture No candles needed.
Adult Rededication/Investiture Requires five candles: green, red, blue, white and yellow.
Court of Awards Requires 1 green candle representing Girl Scouts, three candles for the Promise and five various color candles representing program activities.
Badges Court of Awards Requires 6 cards or pieces of posterboard to spell out the word "Badges."
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.
Flag Ceremony Basic flag ceremony and information on flag etiquette.
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.
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.
Indian Scout Campfire Ceremony A ceremony to use around the campfire.
Girl Scout Responsive Reading Suitable for a church service on Girl Scout Sunday. No candles required.
Juliette Low World Friendship Fund An action ceremony retelling the story of the Juliette Low World Friendship Fund.
WAGGGS Flannel Board Meaning of the trefoil. No candles required.
Other Ceremony Resources:
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. To download the file, right-click on the link and select "Save Target As..."
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..."
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.
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.


Additional Resources
  Ceremony Planner on GSUSA Girl Scout Central Site
Ceremony Ideas on GSUSA Girl Scout Central Site
Flag Ceremonies on GSUSA Girl Scout Central Site
Bridging Ceremonies on GSUSA Girl Scout Central Site
Ceremony Resource Page on Leominster Girl Scouts Site
Ceremonies on Leader/Guider Cyber Council site
Ceremonies on Scouting Web site
Ceremony links on Scouter Network site
Wish Boats or Candle Law Ceremonies