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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 their guests.

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

Information coming soon for 2022!