Ceremonies play an important part in our lives, from weddings to
birthdays – and Girl Scouting is the same! Girl Scouts ceremonies are
used not only to celebrate accomplishments, experience time-honored
traditions, and reinforce the values of the Girl Scout Promise and
Law, but also to encourage girls to take a short pause in their busy
lives and connect with their fellow Girl Scouts in fun and meaningful
Girl or small group chooses and/or leads opening activity, which
might be a flag ceremony, a song or poem, the Girl Scout Promise and
Law, or something created by the girls; it could also be the opening
activity from the Journey Sample Session.
Investiture is a traditional ceremony that welcomes girls and adults
into Girl Scouting; each new member makes her Girl Scout Promise and
is invested with the symbols of membership, the appropriate Girl Scout
pin and the World Trefoil pin. Typically troops have their
(girl-planned) Investiture Ceremony between the fourth and sixth
meeting, but there’s no rule.