Thanks very much to Wendy Baker, who wrote this ceremony and shared it with the Guiding Mailing List. It is meant to be used in the situation where you have a Pathfinder advancing to Sr. Branches who did not earn her Canada Cord, for whatever reason.
Leader 1: Gifts are often given to mark special occasions - birthdays, anniversaries, holidays. Today on this special occasion, we challenge you remember all the gifts Girl Guiding has given you - the chance to provide service to others, a better understanding of your own values, the opportunity to develop as an individual, and a bond of sisterhood with friends old and new.
Leader 2: We wish to give you other gifts today, we hope that you may use them well and accept the challenge that each represents. (hands out bag)
Pathfinder 1: Accept the challenge the flower represents - to grow and blossom.
Pathfinder 2: Accept the challenge the mirror represents - to see yourself as others see you and smile.
Pathfinder 3: Accept the challenge the bandanna represents - to remember its versatility and you will always "Be Prepared".
Pathfinder 4: Accept the challenge the star represents - to keep reaching for the stars.
Pathfinder 5: Accept the challenge the bubbles represent to make the most of every moment, for some things disappear all too soon.
Pathfinder 6: Accept the challenge the candle represents - to share the warmth of your spirit with our world.
Pathfinder 7: Accept the challenge this special bracelet represents - to always remind you of the fun you had at Pathfinders.