Ok...I'm going to be totally honest here: This episode is mostly updates and announcements. But they're exciting ones! Highlights include:
However, our real topic for today is the campfire ashes ceremony. Taking ashes from one campfire to another is a ceremony conducted by Girl Scouts and Girl Guides all around the world. Ashes taken from a previous campfire are sprinkled into the flames of the next campfire. The next morning, when the ashes are cold, they are stirred and each Girl Scout present at the ceremony takes some to mix with the next campfire.
This act keeps each Girl Scout campfire connected to the next – symbolizing our unending circle of friendship and sisterhood over time and around the world. Some Girl Scouts choose to keep a list of all of the campfires in which they have sprinkled their ashes. If more than one Girl Scout brings ashes to the campfire, the lists can be combined, and the dates and places of all campfires are recorded and passed on.
Get a full page PDF and Word document of a simple ashes ceremony script. Click here to get your free instructions!
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