Bridge to the next level in Girl Scouting—in person or virtually!

Share in these unique events and special moments as girls take the next step in Girl Scouts.  

This year bridging might look a little different than usual, but it’s more important than ever to celebrate.

Girl Scouts are resilient, bold, and dedicated to changing the world through consistent action, no matter the circumstances. So as your girls transition to the next exciting step in their momentous Girl Scout journeys, let’s take a moment to honor all their accomplishments and growth—even in the midst of a very challenging year—as we look forward to an even brighter future; one filled with new badges, new experiences, and new discoveries!

Not familiar with bridging?
Bridging is a beloved Girl Scout tradition that honors girls’ achievements throughout the year and celebrates their “crossing the bridge” to the next Girl Scout level. It involves a special ceremony for the whole family to enjoy as you reflect on the past and prepare for all the amazing things to come.

This is how it works:

  • Grade 1 Daisies bridge to Brownies
    Grade 3 Brownies bridge to Juniors
    Grade 5 Juniors bridge to Cadettes

  • Grade 8 Cadettes bridge to Seniors
    Grade 10 Seniors bridge to Ambassadors
    Grade 12 Ambassadors bridge to adults

And now Girl Scouts is offering a series of events and resources to celebrate and continue her Girl Scout journey, even from home and online! 

If you can’t safely organize an in-person ceremony this summer, consider holding a virtual bridging celebration or taking part in one of our National Bridging Ceremonies. Choose one below and register today!

Bridging to Brownies and Juniors
Aug 1, 2:00 p.m. (ET)
Featuring Broadway stars Jenn Gambatese and Eric Petersen

Bridging to Cadette, Senior, Ambassador and Adult
Aug 1, 5:00 p.m. (ET)
Featuring Broadway stars Jenn Gambatese and Eric Petersen

“Bridging” a Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors y Adultas/Exalumnas
Aug 8, 3:30 p.m. (ET)
En Español, Todos los niveles de grado de Girl Scouts
Presentando Angie Salinas, CEO GSSWT 
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Bridging to Brownies and Juniors
Aug 8, 2:00 p.m. (ET)
Featuring Isabela Rose, Disney Channel actress and Dr. Judy Ho, NBC’s The Doctors

Bridging to Cadette, Senior, Ambassador and Adult
Aug 8, 5:00 p.m. (ET)
Featuring Cady Coleman, NASA Astronaut, and Carolyn Cassidy, President of Twentieth Century Fox

Sign up for national events where girls will earn their bridging awards!

Earn the Bridging to Brownie Award 
Jul 14, 2:30–3:00 p.m. ET   

Earn the Bridging to Junior Award 
Jul 15, 2:30-3:00 p.m. ET   

Earn the Bridging to Cadette Award 
Jul 16, 4:15–5:00 p.m. ET   

Earn the Bridging to Senior Award 
Jul 17, 2:15–3:00 p.m. ET   

Earn the Bridging to Ambassador Award 
Jul 20, 4:15–5:00 p.m. ET  

Earn the Bridging to Adult Award 
Jul 20, 3:00–3:45 p.m. ET   

Girls can participate in the events even if they’ve already bridged and/or earned their bridging awards!

Additional Resources

Use this guide to help your troop earn the bridging award and hold a bridging ceremony. 

 Bridging Guide (PDF)

Use this guide to facilitate your own virtual bridging activities and events! 

 Virtual bridging guide (PDF)

Get Your Swag On

Parents, coordinate with your troop leader to see if they’ve already purchased bridging patches or other related materials. 

You can also get your own bridging awards, your own bridging kits, and all the next-level Girl Scout swag you love.