Webinar: Planning Events Beyond the Troop with Emergency Preparedness

GSGATL has scheduled a webinar  for the above mentioned course. We understand there are volunteers in need of this training for upcoming event planning approval.
Please forward this information and have them register online for the session. If they are not able to register online, contact the Volunteer Helpline 770-702-9411 or to register.

Planning Events Beyond the Troop with Emergency Preparedness
12/19/13 7:00 PM
12/19/13 9:00 PM

Sample Meetings

There are a wide variety of resources available that show sample meetings. We will be adding resources here for different levels as we post them.

For all levels: Sample meetings and program resources from

Daisy Meeting Resources

Sample 1st Daisy Meeting


Daisy Earth and Sky Sample Meetings

Daisy 5 Stories, 4,3 Journey Sample Meetings

 First Four Brownie Meetings


Brownie Leader Meeting Plan Kit

Junior Meetings

Plannign Your Junior Year

Your First Four Junior Meetings

Cadette Troop Meeting Planning

Planning with Cadettes


Guide to GS Investiture & Rededication Ceremonies

Long time Girl Scout leader and volunteer Denise put together a guide to investiture and rededication ceremonies. You can download the file as a pdf.

Investiture welcomes new members, girls or adults, into the Girl Scout family for the first time. Girls receive their Girl Scout, Girl Scout Brownie, or Girl Scout Daisy pin at this time.

Rededication ceremonies are an opportunity for girls and adults to renew their commitment to the Girl Scout Promise and Law.

Tips for Holding Ceremonies

  1. Devote sufficient time to planning the ceremony. Good ceremonies have a clear purpose and enrich the meaning and mood of the ceremony.
  2. Use Journey adult guides and The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting to help girls plan their ceremonies.
  3. Take safety precautions when using candles or fires, or when the girls construct bridges or platforms. Refer to Volunteer Essentials and the Safety Activity Checkpoints (available through your council) for specific advice.
  4. Add personal elements to traditional ceremonies. Use favorite poems, songs, stories, and sayings, or have the girls write something new.
  5. Consider the role of colors and symbols that the girls might use in their ceremony.
  6. Observe flag etiquette when the girls hold flag ceremonies.

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Retiring of a Flag


Retiring of a Flag

“The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.”

The Flag Code, Section 4 (k)

If your troop, group, service unit or camp would like to retire a worn American flag in a respectful way, preferably by burning, please contact Margaret Paschal at the Girl Scout Helpline:


770-702-9411 (toll-free at 1-800-771-4046 ext. 9411)

You may either pick up your flag at the Mableton Service Center, or have it mailed to you. A sample flag-retiring ceremony is attached, but girls may create their own ceremony. This is a great project for Veteran’s Day (November 11 or 12) or Pearl Harbor Day (December 7) but is also appropriate for camp or troop meetings. Girls might also do this service in conjunction with working on their Legacy “Citizen” badge (Brownie – Ambassador.)


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