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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Girl Scout Bridging Ceremony Ideas

Last week, we wrapped up 2 years of Daisy Girl Scouts and my daughters troop bridged up to the Girl Scout Brownie level.  The month of May has been extremely busy between juggling Lilly being out of school for two weeks, to planning the Girl Scout Bridging Ceremony, and now we roll into all of the end of the year activities!  I wish I could say I’m excited for summer and a change of pace but that never happens here and looking ahead at the calendar I see no break in sight!

Here is a peek at what we did for the troops bridging ceremony - 

 

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Pictured above are terra cotta pots that we painted to represent each Daisy petal – 

The pots will represent our troops Daisy flower garden at the bridging ceremony.

 

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To paint the pots I used acrylic paint and each pot as about 2-3 coats of paint some pots needed 3 coats. 

Once the paint dried I used a clear glaze spray on each pot. 

 

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I made a flower for each pot that represent the petal color. 

I used a skewer for the stem and wrapped each skewer in fabric to create the green stem and filled

each pot with a Styrofoam block and green tissue paper

 

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 Each girl was assigned a petal color and they had to memorize what the color represented and

they share this with their parents during the bridging ceremony. 

After each girl said her flower color and what it represents they planted their flower into the pot. 

After all flowers were planted the troop had a completed Daisy Flower Garden. 

Then after each girl got to take home their pot and inside the pot were Daisy seeds to plant at home. 

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Above is the front of my daughters Daisy Tunic – the petal patches earned as Daisy Scouts

 

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The back of her uniform –

showing off all of her Fun patches and cookie rewards she’s earned over the two years. 

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Refreshment table

behind the table the girls made paper chains representing from left – the blue for the Daisy level ,

green in the center representing Girl Scout Green, and then Brown representing the Brownie Level. 

Last fall, I had the girls draw themselves on a cut out – so the paper cut outs represent each girl

and the flowers hanging on the back drop are flowers with each girls name. 

 

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Above is my daughters little person …. I love the eyelashes!

 

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Back drop and decorations for bridging ceremony

The rainbow back drop is made up of the plastic party table cloths that you can buy at any party store. 

I’ve been asking for over a year for a photo booth back drop – and finally we made one!  Well my husband made it for me out of PVC pipe. 

I’m excited to see what else I can use it for in the future!

 

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The stage with the bridge for the girls to cross over to the Brownie level …

 

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Lilly waiting for everything to start – was excited to get her Brownie sash! 

 

 

Now I’m off to plan a 7th Birthday Party!!! 

 

Amy

7 comments:

  1. I remember when Girl Scouts first started the Daisy troops:))) Love this!!
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  3. This brings back so many memories of my time in brownies and girl scouts. You have great ideas, it looks so cute, I bet the girls loved it!

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