|Court of Awards Ceremony
On Sunday June 9th, 2019, SU73 will be having our time honored tradition and annual “Court of Awards” at the Neshanic United Methodist Church starting at 1pm. Girls may receive recognition for their Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards as well as preforming bridging ceremonies to their next level. You are all welcome to participate. The award recipients will be given a few minutes to talk about their awards. After the ceremony, everyone would be invited downstairs for cake and coffee to celebrate!
Peggy Dry will create the program for this event. If your troop would like to bridge or honor their award recipients, please reach out to Peggy Dry at email@example.com to have your troop or award recipients included in the program. The deadline to be included in the ceremony is May 31st!
Listed below are the Girl Scout levels and when bridging ceremonies would be conducted. A few award guidelines are also included to let you know when to start working on your Bronze, Silver or Gold Awards, after completing their level journey.
**Each troop would be responsible for creating their own ceremony and will be in charge of bridging their own troop. There are plenty of bridging ideas on the internet**
If you are a Daisy (K-1st grade) and have a troop completing 1st grade in June, you might want to have a bridging ceremony for those girls to enter into Brownies.
If you are a Brownie (2nd-3rd grade) and your troop is completing 3rd grade in June, you might want to have your troop bridge to Juniors
If you are a Junior (4th-5th grade) and your troop is completing 5th grade, you can bridge to Cadette. Also, during the Junior level, your troop is eligible to receive their Bronze Award. The entire troop can participate in this award. They would have to complete 20 hours on their project after completing a Junior Journey and take action project.
If you are a Cadette (6th-8th grade) and your troop is completing 8th grade, you may bridge to Seniors. Also, during the Cadette years, your troop is eligible to receive their Silver Award. The entire troop can earn this award, but can only work in teams of up to 4 girls maximum. They must complete 50 hours on their projects after completing a Cadette journey and take action project.
If you are a Senior (9th-10th grade) and your troop is completing 10th grade, they can bridge to Ambassador. Ambassador (11th-12th grade). During these 4 years, each girl has the opportunity to earn their Gold Award. This award is completed individually and requires 80 hours to complete their project. If they have completed their Bronze and Silver Award, they would only have to complete one senior or ambassador journey and take action project. If they only receive either the Bronze or Silver or no award was completed, they must complete 2 journey’s and 2 take action projects.
If you plan to earn the Bronze, Silver or Gold award, it is very important to follow all the council guidelines and to make sure you get council approval of your idea up front. The guidelines do change and will require review prior to starting any award.