Thursday, December 5, 2013

Brownie Investiture/Rededication Ceremony

Brownie Investiture Ceremony
Investiture Ceremony

1. Welcome to Parents
I would like to thank the families of troop 1123 for joining us this evening for this special occasion. Tonight we will be investing these girls into Girl Scouts. In addition the girls have decided to share some songs with you.

2. Flag ceremony – pledge of allegiance
Will you all join us in singing Make new friends

3. The Brownie Poem
In accepting our two new friends into the family of Girl Scouting I will read a short poem which describes how the Brownies get their name.
For once, a long time ago when fairies and elves in England did grow
Two little girls as normal as you lived with their father and grandmother, too!
Then one day the father, a wise old man told of the magic of Brownie Land
He told them of Brownies who work and dust, clean for their families without making
a fuss deep in the woods when the moon is out go to the pond-turn yourself about
You’ll find magic that starts with a rhyme the magic circles the world in time.

  • All Girls will form a circle {new girls in the center}
  • Pick one older girl to turn each new girl
  • Troop repeats: Twist me and turn me and show me the elf I looked in the pond and I saw (myself) {Girl responds with name} 
  • Girls are pinned by Asst. Leader {Girl Scout Sign with right hand shake with left}. 
  • Leader Explains: The Brownie Pin must be worn upside down until a good turn is performed.

 4. Brownie Promise
On my honor I will try to serve God and my country (light candle starting from the right) To help people at all times, (light the middle candle)  and to live by the Girl Scout Law.(light the candle to the girl's right)

5. Brownie Smile Song
I’ve something in my pocket it belongs across my face I keep it very close at hand in a most convenient place. I’m sure you couldn’t guess it if you guessed a long long while so I’ll take it out and put it on it’s a great big brownie smile.

6. Closing Ceremony:

One of the New Invested Girls begins the squeeze

Snack Time – simple refreshments

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