| ETERNAL FLAME PASS THE LIGHT
1. candle for each girl
3. water bucket (with water in it)
Long ago a special ceremony was formed. Juliette Low wanted her
original girls to carry a special spark with them as their Scout
group broke up. Some from the troop were moving away, working to
help their families or wanted to help a group of girls a little
younger than themselves. But whatever their reasons, Juliette knew
no other group would ever quite be the same. As the girls stood in a
circle holding candles (they had made), Juliette knew what spark it
was that she wanted to pass on.
She lit her candle and spoke.
"With this candle I give you each something very special to pass on.
As I light the candle on my right I ask each of you to light the
candle to your right and pass it on. I want you to carry this
thought with you wherever you go. This is the ETERNAL FLAME for Girl
Scouts. Each of you after having a lit candle before you will repeat
the Girl Scout Promise with me, then pause and recall a few of the
have done together as a group. I will hold my candle up and as I do
so you will all raise yours and we will blow them out together.
Before we separate from our circle, I want to ask you to keep this
candle as a very special candle. It is not to be used for any
purpose but passing on the ETERNAL FLAME. You may use it in other
Girl Scout ceremonies such as camps, encampments, campfires,
bridging or court
of awards ceremonies. I'm glad we were able to start a special
tradition based on our ETERNAL FLAME."
JULIETTE LOW CANDLE CEREMONY
Girl # 1: I light this candle for Juliette Low, our Girl Scout
founder. Even though we lost the personal presence of our founder in
1927, her spirit has led us constantly to greater growth and
fellowship. Today there are over three and a half million Girl
Scouts in the United States.
Girl #2: Juliette Low's heart's desire was to bring love and
understanding to all girls in every land. Her dream is coming true,
for today Girl Scouts and Girl Guides have members around the world.
I light this candle to our founder, Juliette Low and to all Girl
Scouts and Girl Guides the world over .
(She lights second candle.)
Girl #3: When you became Girl Scouts you made a Promise. Let us here
rededicate ourselves by repeating our Promise.
Sing "Whene'er You Make a Promise"
Girl #4: In Adelboden, Switzerland. there stands Our Chalet and in
Cuernavaca, Mexico -Our Cabana. In Poona, India The Sangam. In
London, there is Pax Lodge. It is at these world centers that we
meet together to strengthen friendship between countries by our own
friendships with one another.