Bridge to the Next Level
in Girl Scouting.
Online or in-person, you’re going places!
Levelling up in Girl Scouts is a big deal. It’s a moment to honor all your Girl Scout’s accomplishments and celebrate the resilient, bold, and thoughtful girl she’s become.
Even more exciting? Looking ahead to the next stage in the Girl Scout journey—one filled with new adventures, activities, discoveries, and friends.
Not familiar with bridging?
Bridging is a special tradition that marks Girl Scouts’ achievements throughout the years and celebrates their “crossing the bridge” to the next level. It typically involves a ceremony where the whole family can recognize how far their Girl Scout has come and prepare for amazing things to come.
At the end of the Girl Scout year, those leaving:
- Grade 1 bridge to Brownies
- Grade 3 bridge to Juniors
- Grade 5 bridge to Cadettes
- Grade 8 bridge to Seniors
- Grade 10 bridge to Ambassadors
And those graduating high school bridge to adults.
Celebrate Her Continued Girl Scout Journey
Sign up for national events where girls will earn their bridging awards and celebrate each other’s strengths. Although not required, completing the steps to earn Girl Scout Bridging Awards gives Girl Scouts a taste of what their experience will be like at the next level.
All bridging Girl Scouts can take part in the National Bridging
Ceremony, which usually takes place at the beginning or end of the
Girl Scout year. This momentous occasion integrates our Girl Scout
traditions, while offering a sneak-peek at what girls will do as they
advance to the next Girl Scout level. A pre-recorded Spanish-language
version of the bridging ceremony is also available for your use.
If you can’t safely organize an in-person event this spring or summer, consider holding your own virtual bridging celebration.
National Bridging Ceremony
Bridging to Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador, and Adult
June 12, 2 p.m. (ET)
La Ceremonia Nacional
“Bridging” a Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors y Adultas/Exalumnas
En Español, Todos los niveles de grado de Girl Scouts
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Girls can participate in the events even if they’ve already bridged
and/or earned their bridging awards.
Use this guide to help your troop earn the bridging award and hold a bridging ceremony.
Bridging Guide (PDF)
Get Your Swag On
Parents, coordinate with your troop leaders to see if they’ve already purchased bridging patches or other related materials.
You can also get your own bridging awards, your bridging kits, and all the next-level Girl Scout swag you love.