Girl Scout GORP Rededication Ceremony

 
 

(A ceremony and a snack all in one!) 

Materials needed: A small table with a nice table cloth. A large bowl (size depends on how large you want to make your mix). A nice fancy punch bowl would look great. Also need all the ingredients for the Gorp mix as listed below. You may want to get them separated into smaller individual bowls, or have the girls pour them directly from the packages. Using the packages might help with the visual aspect. You’ll need a large spoon for mixing, and cups for making individual servings after the ceremony; maybe also a ladle to help fill the cups. (15 girls total - give or take: 12 girls for Gorp ceremony, 1 for the caller, two more for the flags. Can add more girls by adding more lines or splitting some up, adding color guards for the flags, or use less girls and combine some of the lines/duties).

Now I’m picturing the audience seated facing the flag stands and a table with the ceremony materials on it. There is a space in the center of the audience to make a sort of aisle. The caller is in place, and the girls walk up two by two behind the two flags. The flag bearers stop at the flag stands and the girls file left and right in their lines to either side of the flags. After the flag ceremony, they all take a few steps forward, and their line is made between the flags and the table. The girls step up one by one to say their lines, add their ingredients, and then take their place back in line. (Flag duties would be good for the girls who prefer not to have to say any lines).

CEREMONY

Caller:  Will everyone please rise?
           Girl Scouts attention
           Color Guard attention
           Color Guard advance
           Please post the colors
           Please join me in saying the Pledge of Allegiance
          We will now say the Girl Scout Promise
          We will now say the Girl Scout Law
          Color Guard dismissed
          You may be seated
          Caller and the Color Guard take their places in line.

1.         Have you ever wondered what goes into making a Girl Scout?
            Well, we have a recipe to make to show you what we’re all about.  

2.         Girl Scouts come in all colors, from cities and towns, 
            Every Girl Scout’s a sister no matter what she looks like or how she sounds.  

            I am starting our mix with these colorful M&Ms.

3.         Some of us are tall, and some of us are small. 
           When we get together, size doesn't matter at all.

            I am adding pretzel thins and marshmallows.

4.         With our words and our actions, we show that we care,
            We try to do our best to be fair and square.

            I will add Chex Cereal to our mix.

5.         Sometimes we act a little “nuts”, we love to joke and play. 
           We'd love to put a Girl Scout smile into everyone's day.

           So I am adding a whole bunch of nuts.

6.        When we get together, we make circles so round. 
           It’s our never ending friendships to which we are bound.

           I will add Cheerios to our mix.

7.        When we’re planning and working, we just don’t stop,
           We keep ourselves busy; all around we will pop.

          Next we add some popcorn.

8.        We respect all God’s creatures, if they’re big or they’re small,
          The earth is our home, and there is room here for all.

          So for all the little creatures, I add some Goldfish crackers.

9.       It was 1912 when Juliette Low started us off,
         And like the girls back then, we’re just “chips off the old block”

         So for all of us, I add some candy chips. (chocolate, butterscotch, peanut butter, etc.)

10.    We get a “kick” out of learning and doing new things,
         And a “kick” out of helping others, and spending time with friends.

         I am adding Kix Cereal to our mix.

11.    When we were Daisies and Brownies, we were fresh, new and rare,
         But now we’re Cadettes (can also substitute Jrs. or Srs.) and have experience to share.

        Added together, the number of years our girls have spent in Girl Scouting comes to ___.
        So for all the years we’ve spent in Girl Scouting, I am adding raisins. 
       *Here I thought we could add up all the years the girls have been in Girl Scouts and quote that
        number.

12.   Now we stir to the left and we stir to the right,
       We mix it together with all of our might.
       We welcome our troop to another great year,
       And hope the memories they make, they will always hold dear.

Leader:  Now that our recipe is complete, we look upon what we have created. Each of the ingredients went into our recipe separately, just like each of the girls came into the troop separately. As the ingredients mix together to form one dish, our girls mix together to form a troop. But even as we look upon our mix, we can still see each ingredient as separate and unique. Our girls bring each of their own unique talents and characteristics to our troop to make it what it is.

Girls sing:          When’ere you make a Gorp Mix,
                        Consider well its ingredients,
                        And when made,
                        In it we can see ourselves!

Leader:  Before we share our Gorp mix with everyone, we’ll present the girls with the awards they have earned so far this year.

Call up each girl one by one, present them with their awards.

Leader: Congratulations girls!
Closing:
Caller:  Girl Scouts attention
           Color Guard attention
           Color Guard advance
           Color Guard, please retire the colors
           (could also add in the singing of taps as the flags retreat)
           Girl Scouts dismissed
           Pass out Gorp mix, serve drinks, mingle, etc.

 Submitted by, Lynn from Mass.

 

 
 

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