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Junior Girl Scout Joint Investiture/Rededication Ceremony

Formation: Troop in a circle or horseshoe, table at opening of horseshoe holds candles and candle holders.

First Girl: The three candles represent the Girl Scout Promise.  The first candle I light shall shine as a symbol that Girl Scouts are true to God and their country.  (She lights the first candle).

Second Girl: May the light of the second candle shine as a symbol that a Girl Scout's greatest desire is to serve  (She lights second candle).

Third Girl: May the light of the third candle shine as a symbol that Girl Scouts are true to their ideals as interpreted by the Girl Scout Law.    (She lights the third candle).

Fourth Girl: Let us show our belief in the principles of Girl Scouting by saying the Girl Scout Promise.

All:  Repeat the Promise

Leader:  Would those being invested for the first time please come forward one at a time to be pinned.  After you are pinned give the Girl Scout handshake, light your candle, and return to horseshoe.   (Say "Welcome to Troop ___ to each during handshake".)

After all girls to be invested have been pinned, light their candles and returned to the horseshoe, the leader says:  Let's all sing: "When'ere You Make a Promise".

Variation: Candle Lighting Ceremony

This ceremony begins by all Girl Scouts repeating the Girl Scout Promise in unison.

Girl: (Light first candle) This candle that I now light is a symbol that Girl Scouts are true to their God and their country.

Girl: (Light second candle) May the light of the second candle shine as a symbol that a Girl Scouts greatest desire is to serve.

Girl: (Light third candle) May the light of this candle shine as a symbol that Girl Scouts do their best to live by the ideals expressed in the Girl Scout Law.

Girl then passes candle to next girl who gives first part of Law.  Candle is passed to each girl until all parts of the Law have been said and all candles are lighted.

Ceremony can end with a song or continue with bridging, court of awards, or whatever.

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