Sunday, August 9, 2009

Bridging Ceremony

Friday night Taylor watched Taylor participate in a Bridging Ceremony, a Girl Scout tradition. This is a ceremony honoring the girls as they move from Brownies to Juniors. It was a very formal ceremony where all the girls who were already Juniors were in full uniform and the Brownies were presented with their new Junior attire. We even had a representative from the Girl Scout Council there to conduct the opening and closing of the ceremony.

Taylor's new troop leader has a strict dress code for her girls...they must always have khaki pants/shorts with a white polo and their vest. This is one of a handful of troops with a dress code but her troop leader likes to make a good impression and you only have 1 chance to do that. She even wore the formal attire for the ceremony.

After the ceremony the girls and their families were able to enjoy some yummy goodies while visiting and getting to know each other. Taylor had both sets of Grandparents as well as Uncle Chris and Aunt Hope there to witness this important occasion :)

Taylor's old leader telling her goodbye

Taylor crossing the bridge

Pinning her Girl Scout pins on her

Taylor greeting the girls in her new Junior Troop

Taylor's new troop with their leaders (this is a big troop)

Matt, Taylor and I...she is getting so big :)

The yummy cupcakes :)

The families and girls getting to know each other

The girls enjoying some goodies :)


Cindy said...

I remember being in brownies and girl scouts when I was little. I didn't stay in past 3rd grade though. Can't exactly remember why I stopped. Looks like Taylor enjoys her group. It's always good to have a group of friends to belong with! I started in the band when I was in 6th grade and remained there until my Junior year. Great memories there. The pictures of the ceremony are great!

Allison said...

Yay for Taylor!! What a neat and memorable ceremony. I'll never forget my Girl Scout days!!

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

Brings back memories. I was a Girl Scout leader in Montana and an outdoors counselor for the scouts in Pennsylvania -- lots of hiking and caneoing trips -- great fun. It's been a while, though.

Nothing wrong with uniforms. For scouts or for school. My kids attended public schools, private schools, and home school. I noticed that those schools that had a dress code seemed to have better behavior among its students. Sometimes what you dress like, you act like.