(A ceremony and a snack all in
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).
Caller: Will everyone please rise?
Color Guard advance
Please post the
Please join me in
saying the Pledge of Allegiance
We will now say the Girl
We will now say the Girl
Color Guard dismissed
You may be seated
Caller and the Color
Guard take their places in line.
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,
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
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
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!
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)
Pass out Gorp mix,
serve drinks, mingle, etc.
Submitted by, Lynn from Mass.