OUR BRIDGING CEREMONY
Welcome: I began the event by welcoming our guests. I also gave a brief overview of our year for the extended family members in the audience who may not have been familiar with our troop's activities and accomplishments.
Promise: One of our girls led the troop in reciting the Girl Scout Promise.
Pledge: We had placed a flag in the corner of the ampitheater prior to the start of the event. Another girl invited our guests to stand and join us in saying the Pledge of Allegiance.
Skit: Two girls introduced our skit, politely requesting our guests not use flash photography (their idea). This was adorable and got a few laughs. The skit was written by the girls in the troop. They brainstormed general ideas, agreed on one, and worked together to write the lines. We leaders helped ensure the speaking parts were equally distributed. In the skit, the girls helped a "younger girl" learn about Girl Scouts. They incorporated the Girl Scout Law, the song "Make New Friends," and the Friendship Squeeze into the skit. Super cute!
Balloon Ascension: When they were planning the ceremony, one of the girls asked if they could each have a balloon from the balloon bridge to release at the end of the event to symbolize their graduation to Juniors. We all thought this was a great idea, and we agreed the girls should end their ceremony this way.
Kona Ice Snow Cones!: The girls decided to have Kona Ice serve snow cones to the troop and their siblings after the ceremony. This was a great way to end another great year!
The girls are going to work on the Junior aMUSE Journey in September. This will be our first Journey, so I will be sure to post what worked and what, if anything, we would do differently. The girls hope to work on their Bronze award next year and have also voted to earn the Camper, Detective, Jeweler, and Simple Meals badges. We hope you will check back in with us. Thank you for reading!