Bridging - What is it? What do I need to do to do it?
What is Bridging?
A process designed to introduce girls to activities from the next age level, which helps them in advance to the new age level. Girls earn a bridging patch presented to them at a Bridging Ceremony.
When do girls Bridge?
Daisies bridge in the spring of 1st Grade.
Brownies bridge/fly up in the spring of their 3rd grade year.
Juniors bridge in the spring of their 5th grade year.
Cadettes bridge in the spring of their 8th grade year.
Seniors bridge in the spring of their 10th grade year.
Ambassadors bridge in the spring of their 12 grade year.
When do Bridging Ceremonies take place?
Bridging Ceremonies usually take place during the spring or early summer. Our Service Unit hosts a community Bridging Ceremony each spring. You can choose to bridge on your own as a troop as well.
Activities preparing troop/group members for the next Girl Scout age-level or transition into the use of different age-level resources. The bridging troop/group frequently does an activity from the Girl Scout resources used by girls used in the upcoming age-level and completes a project or does an activity with them. After the troop/group has had a taste of what lies ahead for them in Girl Scouts, it holds a ceremony to mark the transition.
What if my troop doesn't earn the bridging badge? Can we still bridge?
Yes, your girls can participate in the bridging ceremony and move to the next level in Girl Scouting (after all there is no requirement to be a certain level other than age). They will receive their new uniform, GS Membership pin and year Membership Star. However, they will not earn the "bridging badge" for the next level and will not be able to wear the rainbow colored badge on their new uniform.