We are such a large troop, with multi-levels, so it is easy for us to hold our own activities required for bridging and then a bridging ceremony. In order to encourage 100% participation, we usually do this on the last meeting of the year, followed up by a family get together with cake and snacks.
This is a special event as it is when a girl “flies up” from one level to the next and is accepted by her new troop (in our case, new level). We had 10 Daisies bridge to Brownies, 10 Brownies bridge to Juniors and 1 Junior bridge to Cadettes.
During the ceremony, each girl climbs the bridge to mid-point in their current uniform and is met by a member of the next level with her new uniform. She removes her old uniform and accepts her new one from her troop sister. Upon her new uniform is also her new pin, turned upside down, which shall remain as such until she has done a “good turn” (a good deed) and earned the priviledge of wearing the pin right-side up!
The planning of this event is done by Co-Leader, Wendy, who unfortunately this year after planning the whole event was unable to attend due to a death in her family. So, the rest of us leaders HOPE we did it right 🙂 A SPECIAL thanks to Co-leader, Christy, for taking the reigns on the event organization!
Special thanks to mom, Amie, and Co-Leader, Heidi, for these really fantastic photos and to HFCS’s Boy Scout Pack for lending us their bridge!