Girl Scout Gorp Ceremony
Thanks very much to Aggie Donch, who shared this with me (well, a little bit vicariously, through Alana Raymond, a mutual friend)! Thanks!
This ceremony can be used as you create some very special gorp with your girls before heading off on an outdoor adventure. Please note: this ceremony is from an American friend, so some of the original ingredients may not be available in Canada. All required ingredients are shown in capital letters.
Today we will build a nifty snack to nourish our bodies. It symbolizes how the many ways of Girl Scouting nourishes our spirits.
We have a Promise and a Law. On our honor, we will to
do our best to be fair and square.
So we will begin with CHEX.
Girl Scouts come in all colors, from all races around
the world. Every Girl Scout is a sister no matter where she is from, no matter
the language she speaks, no matter the color of her skin. God loves variety, and
Girl Scouts are the colors of the rainbow.
So we will contribute M & Ms.
Some of us are tall, and some of us are small. When we
get together, size doesn't matter at all.
So we will add PRETZEL THINS AND MINI MARSHMALLOWS.
Sometimes we are nutty. We love to joke and play. We'd
love to put a Girl Scout smile into everyone's day.
So we will toss in NUTS. (Or shredded coconut or corn nuts in case of nut allergies).
Sometimes we are quiet and thoughtful. We have special
gifts of love and caring to give in service to those who need our help.
So we will sprinkle in TEDDY GRAMS.
When we get together, we seem to make circles. We may
sit in circles, play circle games, and make a Friendship Circle. You could say
that we are well rounded.
So we will roll in CHEERIOS.
When we are busy planning a project, or doing a craft,
we pop with enthusiasm until we're done.
So we will pop in POPCORN.
Girl Scouts respect all living things. The earth is our
home, and we want to keep it safe for everyone.
So we will release GOLDFISH & ANIMAL CRACKERS to the mix.
Girl Scouts are "chips off the old block". Girl
Scouting began in 1912. Since then we all have been part of an old tradition,
and are proud to be part of the future.
So we will drop in CHIPS.
We get a kick out of learning new things, helping
others, singing, and being together with our friends.
So we will kick in KIX.
Young Girl Scouts may be hard to resist because they
are fresh, sweet and new. But the older scout maybe more fun, because she has
So we will put in RAISINS.
Girls who come to Girl Scouts bloom. They are like
little seeds we water and warmly shine on to grow up strong.
So we will finish with scattering these SUNFLOWER SEEDS.
So we can see that when we mix together the many ways of Girl Scouts we end up with something truly special!
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