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National Bridging Week

May 4-11, 2019, join Girl Scouts across the nation as they take their next steps on their Girl Scout journey to new heights. Learn more about bridging, plan your own ceremony, and more...

 Bridging involves a special ceremony that highlights and celebrates all the amazing things you’ve accomplished this year, as you prepare to take your next big step with Girl Scouts. It’s a perfect time to reflect on the past and look forward to a future full of new possibilities, new experiences, new badges and Journeys, new skills to learn, and new trails to blaze!

Bridging ceremonies usually take place at the end of the Girl Scout year and can have three parts:

  • Opening: Guests are welcomed and the tone is set.
  • Main section: The ceremony is explained and the girls celebrate moving from one level to the next.
  • Closing: Girls can participate in friendship circles and thank their guests.

Each of the ceremony's parts offers plenty of room for the girls' creativity and individuality. The ceremony should always focus on paying tribute to Girl Scouts as they move forward.


National Bridging Week Assets

Find everything you need to put together a successful bridging ceremony and uplift this exciting event.

Bridging Kits

Bridging Kits

Make planning your bridging even easier! Get your bridging kit today from the GSNEO shop, Unique Boutiques or from the official online store!

Pinterest Board
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Get Inspired!     

Visit our bridging Pinterest board for ideas. From start to finish of the ceremony,
we have you covered. 


Reach out to your local government to officially proclaim May 4-11, 2019, as Girl Scout Bridging Week:

Nook Info

Did you know that the Nook has modules on bridging? Visit the Nook to find info on bridging every age level. While you are there, take a look at what next year holds for your girls!



Sylvia Acevedo's Keynote Address

GSUSA CEO Sylvia Acevedo has provided an inspiring message for all of our bridging Girl Scouts that can be played during bridging ceremonies:


Having a Service Unit Bridging Ceremony?

Let us know at to help get the word out. Make sure to send us photos and videos after your celebration to share, too!

Have new girls in your troop?

Include them in the bridging ceremony in a special way by also holding an investiture, as well. Investiture welcomes new members—girls and adults—into the Girl Scout family for the first time. Investitures usually involve new members receiving their pins, uniforms, or other new and important pieces to their Girl Scout uniform. Inspire your troop to embrace their new members and blaze the trail ahead!