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Girl Scout Promise - Ceremonies

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 ways.
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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. 
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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. 
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