Bridging to Ambassador
Ambassador Girl Scouts are excited to get involved with people and causes they care about, and want their voices to be heard. They use the confidence they’ve developed to challenge themselves and look to the future.
They can spend the night on a college campus or learn how to lobby elected officials—and urge them to act. They can take leadership roles at camp and plan extended or international trips.
Ambassadors can complete several Journeys and earn awards including the prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award.
To earn the Bridge to Ambassador award, complete one bridging activity from the two bridging steps: Pass It On! and Look Ahead!
Do one or more of the following or create your own:
- Inspire Caddette Girl Scouts by giving them a glimpse of life as a Senior Girl Scout. Invite them on a campout, overnight trip, or other fun event. Share favorite experiences and memories.
- Inspire other girls to join Girl Scouting by showing pictures of trips and favorite Girl Scout activities.
- Blog about a Take Action project.
- Report back to the council after attending the Girl Scout National Convention.
Do one or more of the following or create your own:
- Invite Ambassadors to a round table. Start with some tasty snacks and a few “getting to know you” games. Ask the Ambassadors about their achievements and challenges. Find out about their most surprising, funny, or moving moments as Girl Scouts. Get their tips on how to make the most of your Ambassador experience.
- Meet with Ambassadors online by establishing a Wiki community. Or, start a Facebook, Google, or Yahoo! group. Tap the widest network you can, to find out how others chose their Girl Scout Gold Award projects, how they connected with mentors, what outdoor adventures and trips they went on, or anything else of interest. Start a to-do list!
- Find out how Girl Scouting in the United States and the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts strive to effect change around the world.
- Look into Girl Scout travel opportunities such as Destinations. Travel to the World Centers, attend WAGGGS conferences and other forums open to Ambassadors. If you have already traveled through the Girl Scouts, reflect on how your experience might help promote social change.
- Join a council event, camping trip, overnight, or Take Action project that involves Ambassadors. See what you can learn about expanding your current interests as you move into your next step in Girl Scouting.
Celebrate earning the Bridge to Ambassador Award with a favorite ceremony or create a new one. Then proudly add the bridging patch to a sash or vest!
For more ideas, For more ideas, see the Bridge to Cadette or Senior sections of this packet, talk to other troops, or go online. If girls are working online, remember to sign the Girl Scout Internet Safety Pledge.
- Flag or opening ceremony
- Recite Girl Scout Promise and Law
- Present certificates and other awards
- Activity (see instructions/script)
- Bridge, stepping stones, or arch
- 10 white candles
- 3 green candle
- Candle holder
- Candle lighter
- 13 silk daisies
- Ribbon in colors: purple, blue, orange, red, gold, white, yellow, green, brown, and silver
- Attach a daisy to each candle
- Tie a colored ribbon around each white candle
- Place candles on one table in front of the bridge
All girls stand behind the table in a horseshoe in front of the bridge.
The trail of Girl Scouting winds wide and long,
From Brownies elves and sit-upons.
To campouts with Junior Girl Scouts,
and badges to earn;
So much to do, so much to learn!
Then over the bridge and on to Cadettes,
With memories you’ll never forget.
And when you were Seniors, you reached for the stars
And learned more about who you really are.
Now take this last step, Girl Scouts tried and true,
Ambassador Girl Scouts are waiting for you.
Bridging co-leader presents awards and hands one white candle to each girl. Bridging Girl Scouts cross over the bridge and form a horseshoe around the table.
Co-leader: The daisy symbolizes your dedication to the Girl Scout Movement, which was started by our founder, Juliette Gordon Low. Juliette’s nickname was Daisy. You are following in her footsteps as you become a unique and caring influence in today and tomorrow’s world.
Bridging Girl Scouts light the appropriate candle.
All: On my honor, I will try
Green candle #1: To serve God and my country
Green candle #2: To help people at all times
Green candle #3: And to live by the Girl Scout Law
All: I will do my best to be
Purple candle: Honest and fair. The purple ribbon represents a Girl Scout’s sense of honesty and fairness. A Girl Scout works honestly and keeps her promise. She is fair in all she does and to those she meets.
Blue candle: Friendly and helpful. The blue ribbon represents a Girl Scout’s sense of friendship and thoughtfulness. A Girl Scout is amiable and loyal to her friends. She helps others wherever and whenever she can.
Orange candle: Considerate and caring. The orange ribbon represents a Girl Scout’s sense of kindness and warmth. A Girl Scout works well with others and looks out for their well being.
Red candle: Courageous and strong. The red ribbon represents a Girl Scout’s sense of adventure and independence. A Girl Scout attempts new tasks and braves new endeavors. She is confident and self assured in her actions.
Gold candle: Responsible for what I say and do. The gold ribbon represents a Girl Scout’s sense of ownership and pride in her work. She readily admits her strengths and weaknesses and is aware of the consequences of her actions. A Girl Scout is up front with her intentions.
All: And to:
White candle: Respect myself and others. The white ribbon represents a Girl Scout’s sense of integrity. A Girl Scout directs her thoughts and deeds to encompass her own beliefs and to be sensitive to, and respectful of the beliefs of those around her.
Yellow candle: Respect authority. The yellow ribbon represents a Girl Scout’s sense of regard for another’s position. A Girl Scout understands the importance of having a leader of a group to make final decisions. She works with that leader to make the best decisions for the good of the group.
Green candle: Use resources wisely. The green ribbon represents a Girl Scout’s sense of being careful with resources. She uses her materials, money, time, and energy wisely. A Girl Scout does not waste the Earth’s resources.
Brown candle: Make the world a better place. The brown ribbon represents a Girl Scout’s sense of improvement. A Girl Scout strives to clean, conserve, and enrich the world around her. She believes it is important to leave a place better than she found it.
Silver candle: Be a sister to every Girl Scout. The silver ribbon represents a Girl Scout’s loyalty to sisters all over the world. A Girl Scout is always ready to accept more friends into her ever-widening circle. She treats all of her sisters with kindness, acceptance, and warmth.
All girls return to the horseshoe.