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Girl Scout Bridging Ceremony

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Full Sheet Bridging Cake from our local bakery

This year, instead of making our cake, we ordered one from our local bakery.  Since our troops are multi-level, we wanted something to represent everyone.  Harps, the bakery that made the cake, had made a similar cake for another troop in town.  We took the picture in and they went to work.   The finished product was amazing!  The full sheet, 1/2 chocolate, 1/2 white, was enough to give everyone a piece that they could enjoy.

Since we meet at a local school, we usually use the stage to bridge our girls.  A co-leader decided to hand make a bridge that the girls could actually walk across. The result turned out amazing and our girls loved it!  We even bridged our first group of seniors!

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Bridging Bridge!

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Girl Scouts Thinking Day – Ghana Swap Keychain

Our Ghana Day Swap was a really neat idea that our other leader created with the girls.  We used shrinky dink paper to draw maps of Ghana in which the girls colored, using the colors of Ghana’s flag.  For those of you who are as clueless as I was, shrinky dink paper is a paper you can buy at Hobby Lobby or Amazon which allows the user to color on the paper, bake it and it shrinks and hardens.

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One of our girls coloring the shrinky dink paper with colored pencils.

 

 

Once the coloring part was complete, the girls cut each map out and put a nice hole punch on the edge.

 

Finally, they were cut around the edges and baked in the oven.  We followed the directions on the package.  Once removed and cooled, we inserted key rings into the holes.  The result – a cool key chain Ghana map!

 

The final product!

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Girl Scouts Thinking Day- Ghana’s Flag

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Our Cadettes painted the Ghana flag for Thinking Day

World Thinking Day is an internationally celebrated holiday for Girl Scouts to remember their international sisters.  It serves as a reminder that the United States is only one part of a global community. Troops from around the council pick a country and then come together to educate other scouts about that country.  The troops research lots and lots of facts, as well as learn certain words from the native language, create an authentic food, and create swaps that represent that country. They then build a booth so other troops can come learn about the awesomeness of that country. 

Our girls have chosen Ghana for their country and have been hard at work painting a flag, making a few different swaps, researching facts and building Adobe houses.

To make the flag above, our Cadettes came up with a great idea to use just basic chart paper and poster board to paint a flag for display at our booth. They taped the two together on the back to make a large flag and then used Apple Barrel Craft paint for the bright colors.

I can’t wait to share more of their finished projects.  Their booth is beginning to come together nicely.

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Girl Scout Bridging Cupcakes

Looking for a fun snack for your Girl Scout bridging ceremony?  These cupcakes were super fun and easy.

About 2 years, my co-leaders and I went all out and made the Bridging Cakes (already listed).  Last year, we wanted to do something different and someone gave us the idea of cupcakes.   It didn’t take as long but turned out super cute and the girls loved them.

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Instructions

  • First, make cupcakes (box is fine)
  • Add blue and chocolate icing in a different icing bags or ziplock bags with a corner removed
  • Add the icing, using 1/2 blue for daisies and 1/2 brown for brownies
  • add 2 mini marshmallows to each side of the bridge for clouds
  • add 1/2 of one piece of Airhead extreme for the rainbow bridge.

 

The result- Super cute little bridging cupcakes.  For the other two (Brownie to Junior & Junior to Cadette), use the same instructions, just vary the icing colors.  Enjoy!

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Junior to Cadette – Girl Scout Bridging Cupcakes
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Girl Scout Bridging Ceremony – bridging brownies to juniors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Girl Scout Bridging Cakes

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This was our version of each level’s uniform represented on a cake.

During one of our bridging ceremonies, we decided to make cakes to represent each level.  It was a lot of work, but a lot of fun creating the cakes.  The girls loved them!

Items Needed

  • cake mix to make 4 cakes
  • blue, brown, green,white icing
  • food coloring
  • fondant & piping bags
  • mini marshmallows
  • rainbow airheads
  • different colors of sprinkles

We started out by making 4 cakes and iced them different colors.  To make the khaki color, we mixed some of the chocolate into the white icing.  Next we used fondant into piping bags and decorated the cakes.  We used pictures from the Girl Scout books to attempt to make some badges on each one.  We also added sprinkles in parts like the flag and daisy petals.

To make the badges look 3-D, we used frosting underneath each badge to make it a little higher than the rest of the cake before decorating it with fondant.

Finally, we connected each of the cakes together using the mini marshmallows and rainbow colored airheads.  The result is above.  This was our first attempt, so we were quite proud that they turned out. If you do something similar, we would love to see it.    

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