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.