Bridging is an important transition in a Girl Scout's life—it's a
celebration of moving from one Girl Scout
grade level to the next, allowing girls to become aware of their
achievements and get ready for new adventures and responsibilities.
Celebrating this change should be fun, personalized, and memorable for
everyone involved. And most of all, it should be designed by the girls
in true partnership with adults!
Bridging ceremonies usually take place at the beginning or end of
the Girl Scout year and can have three parts:
Opening: Guests are welcomed and the tone is set.
Main section: The ceremony is explained and the girls
celebrate moving from one level to the next.
Closing: Girls participate in friendship circles and thank
Each of the ceremony's parts offers plenty of room for the girls'
creativity and individuality. The ceremony should always focus on
paying tribute to Girl Scouts as they move forward.
Download the Girl Scout Bridging Guide
Girl Scout Bridging Overview
Learn what bridging is, the steps you need to complete bridging for
your grade level and how to celebrate with a ceremony.
Bridging Award Guides
Prepare for your exciting new adventures with these Bridging Award Guides:
Daisy | Brownies | Junior | Cadette | Senior | Ambassador
GSWO Bridging Spirit Week
Bridge to the next level in Girl Scouting—in person or virtually!
Let us help you earn the steps of the Bridging Award through two
virtual options. We can connect you with an older and younger troop to
earn the award on your own, or you can join us for our Virtual Bridging Award event. Find out more
information about Bridging Awards, Ceremonies, and Spirit Week below.