Girl Scout Promise & Law Candlelighting Ceremony

 
 

Setting: The room is dark, except for 13 lit candles.

Leader says, "We know our Promise and our Law.  We have recited it many times over the years.  We may have questioned its importance in our life or have forgotten its value."

"But what would the world be like if we each stopped  serving God and our country?" Blow out one candle.

"What would the world be like if we each stopped helping people in need?" Blow out more one candle.

"What would the world be like if we each stopped living by the Girl Scout Law?" Blow out one more candle.

"What would the world be like if we chose to be dishonest and unfair to others?" Blow out one more candle.

"What would the world be like if we were unfriendly and did not help those in need?" Blow out one more candle.

"What would the world be like if we were inconsiderate and didn't care about anyone but ourselves?" Blow out one more candle.

"What would the world be like if we chose to be fearful and weak?" Blow out one more candle.

"What would the world be like if we chose to not take responsibility for what we say and do?" Blow out one more candle.

"What would the world be like if we chose to have no respect for ourselves or others?" Blow out one more candle.

"What would the world be like if we chose to disregard all authority?" Blow out one more candle.

"What would the world be like if we used up all our resources?" Blow out one more candle.

"What would the world be like if we didn't try to make the world a better place?" Blow out one more candle.

"What would the world be like if we were not a sister to every Girl Scout?"  Blow out one more candle.

"If we choose this path, our world becomes very dark."  Pause

"But I  make a commitment today to serve God and my country" Re-light first candle.

"Who else wants to renew their commitment to the Girl Scout Promise and Law?"

Allow the girls to re-light each candle while they say their part of the Promise and Law:

"I  make a commitment to help people at all times". Re-light another candle.

"I make a commitment to live by the Girl Scout Law". Re-light another candle.

"I make a commitment to be honest and fair". Re-light another candle.

"I make a commitment to be friendly and helpful". Re-light another candle.

"I make a commitment to be considerate and caring".  Re-light another candle.

"I make a commitment to be courageous and strong".  Re-light another candle.

"I make a commitment to be responsible for what I say and do". Re-light another candle.

"I make a commitment to respect myself and others". Re-light another candle.

"I make a commitment to respect authority". Re-light another candle.

"I make a commitment to use resources wisely". Re-light another candle.

"I make a commitment to make the world a better place".  Re-light another candle.

"I make a commitment to be a sister to every Girl Scout". Re-light another candle.

"Now our world becomes a brighter and more hopeful place, please join us in singing_______________".

Close with a favorite Girl Scout ceremony song:
On My Honor, Change the World, Girl Scouts Together, When'ere You Make a Promise, or Just One Girl

 

 
 

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