The Flag Bearer lowers the troop flag to horizontal between the Scoutmaster and the candidate. We pledge to uphold this law because we know it will make us better people and help us to make a positive difference in our lives and in the world around us. Ceremonies can commemorate accomplishments or add something special to the beginning or end of a group's meeting. Helped remind the girls that you never know what a family mighr be going through! Read the story of the pearls. Information and instructions on how to perform a Flag Ceremony can be found Remember to make the ceremony your own and involve the girls in the planning whenever possible.
People new to Scouting can use a white candle instead. Flag bearers carry the flag, color guards protect the flag and the caller or girl scout in charge announces the various components of the ceremony as they occur. An investiture ceremony is a time to welcome new girls as well as adults into Girl Scouts. Good ceremonies have a clear purpose and enrich the meaning and mood of the event. All flag ceremonies share one thing—respect for the flag.
Wherever the ceremony is held, efforts can be made through the use of things such as candles to make the setting special. Simple but thw girls were excited since they planned it. The Girl Scout Promise can be recited as a group or individually. They each kept a baggie for themselves, but we made an abundance so that we could bag them up and give them to the volunteers at the clean-up and share the Girl Scout tradition with others. Write a decorative label to sit in front of your dish. Next to the bin is where I keep the flags and our green tablecloth. We would absolutely love to help you! The girls absolutely loved it! The troop stands around a table in a horseshoe pattern and faces the audience.
When elaborating ceremonies in this way, it is important to keep them simple enough that they have real significant for the Scouts. Perhaps girls would like to deliver a special thank you? Scoutmaster and candidate On my Honour, I promise, That I will do my best, To do my Duty to God and the Queen, To help other people at all times, And to carry out the spirit of the Scout Law: A Scout is Helpful and Trustworthy, Kind and Cheerful, Considerate and Clean, And wise in the use of all resources. Tying in pieces of could be a great launching point. The ceremony should be dignified, but not solemn. There is much debate about whether multiple candidates should be invested one at a time, or all at once. There are three roles that must be carried out during a flag ceremony. They can be used for any troop level.
Marissa Vessels—Marissa is the Director of Marketing at Girl Scout of Northern California and a Gold Award Girl Scout. Since I searched the web and drew different bits and pieces from many resources, I figured I could go ahead and share with others. Shaking Scout's hand: Welcome, Pioneer Scout. Whatever its purpose, every Girl Scout ceremony helps girls share in Girl Scout and —and create their own special memories. You can choose to do them as one or two separate pieces. This certification is meant for troops of mixed levels for girls that are not bridging.
Let me know if you have any questions and i would love to see pictures of your investitures this year! The ideal setting is at a nighttime campfire out-of-doors at camp. Shake hands with your Patrol Leader then go clockwise around the circle shaking everyone's hand. After each girl has come forward, have them blow the candles out. Bring up your bag to get some of our mix of Girl Scout law. Do your girls like performing? This ceremony consists of 14 candles: 10 for the laws of Girl Scouts, three for the promises and one to light the others.
The color guard is a team that guards the flags. Also, may this ceremony be a special reminder and lasting memory of the bond that we share in the sisterhood of Girl Scouts. The Scoutmaster's expression should be welcoming and friendly, yet filled with a sense of importance and excitement. The tradition has continued and one candle has lit other so that they all pass on that original flame. The candidates for investiture are at a place away from sight and hearing of the horseshoe. No matter what she looks like or what language she speaks or where she lives, she is our sister.
The candidate's Patrol Leader fetches the candidate and leads them to the front of the horseshoe. The place were regular Scout meetings take place is the last choice, due to it not being at all a special place. It also serves as the perfect time for girls and adults who have already been invested to rededicate themselves to Girl Scouting. Most latex balloons are biodegradable. Both of these duties are bound together by the Scouting Spirit and the Scout Law both of which guide your life.