Girl Scout Rededication Ceremony
Welcome to our rededication ceremony.
Welcome returning Girl Scouts. Welcome leaders. Welcome friends.
In all countries and cultures there are ceremonies to mark important events in life – days of celebration, sad days, happy days, days on which a special commitment is made, days that mark an achievement.
Girl Scouts, too, have ceremonies to mark important events and significant days.
Today we are here to reaffirm our belief in the Girl Scout Promise and Law. The Girl Scout Promise and Law are the foundation of all Girl Scouting. The Promise is like a golden pot that holds flowers. Flowers have always played an important part in human life; they symbolize tokens of love and respect and serve in ceremonies and rituals of all types.
Please join me in repeating the Girl Scout Promise (all Girl Scouts recite).
On my honor, I will try;
To serve God and my country,
To help people at all times,
And to live by the Girl Scout Law.
And now we will rededicate ourselves to living the Girl Scout Law.
-I will do my best to be:
-Friendly and helpful
-Considerate and caring
-Courageous and strong
-and Responsible for what I say and do
-and to Respect myself and others
-Use resources wisely
-Make the world a better place
-and Be a sister to every Girl Scout.
So, look around and see the flowers in our world. Flowers alone do not last.
Flowers, will always remind us of our commitment, a gift of friendship.
Shakespeare said, “One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.”
Original by Sue Gilman, modified by Sherri McCauley – August 20, 2007