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The annual 2017 Court of Awards is an important ceremony and Girl Scout tradition, providing recognition to all scouts for their accomplishments during the year.

This year's event is made even more special as we will celebrate the 100th year of Girl Scouting in Hingham!  There will be Cake!  We are also honored to have Patricia A Parcellin, the CEO of our council, Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts, joining us as our guest speaker. 

Tuesday, June 13, 2016
at Hingham High School
6:30 - 8:30 (doors open 6:00 pm)

Ceremony

6:00 Doors open

6:30 Flag Ceremony

6:40 Silver Awards

7:00 Individual Awards by Troop, K-12

8:00 Reception

Instructions for Troop Leaders

Before the Ceremony

  1. By June 5, contact Stephanie Torski with your troop number if attending and your troop level (e.g. Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador). She does NOT need to know how many girls will be attending, but will need to know if you are bridging or receiving a special award.
  2. Email your troop with a SAVE THE DATE
  3. Collect 5-10 photos of this past year's troop activities and submit to Marielle Thorne or leaders can upload them directly to the Shutterfly site. Marielle will put together a slide show that will run from 6:00 to 6:30pm. Send the highest quality possible by email.
  4. We ask each leader to attach (staple) the badges, awards and membership pins to a paper plate or sturdy cardboard, and label each with the troop number and girl's name. It is important that all troops are consistent, ensuring girls feel they are treated equally.
  5. For girls bridging, leaders may plan to present their new uniform or other symbol representing the next level of Girl Scouts.
  6. Dress for the occasion is the Girl Scout uniform.

Upon Arrival

  1. Girls who have volunteered for the flag ceremony should arrive early
  2. Find your reserved row(s) in the auditorium to be seated by 6:30.

During the Ceremony

  1. When your troop is called, two adults should come on stage first - one at the microphone and a second adult to hand awards to the girls.
  2. Briefly (1 minute) share the most favorite activities of the year. Girls cross the stage and receive their award, remaining on stage until the entire troop has been recognized.
    "Hello, I am {___}, leader of {Daisy, Brownie, etc} Troop {#___}. We are bridging to {___}. The best thing we did this year was {___}. We proudly present our girls with their awards tonight and want to thank {___}."
  3. Girls bridging to a new level will cross over the wood bridge on the stage.
  4. When leaving the stage, walk the girls back to row(s).
  5. Please share with the girls the importance of respecting other troops by remaining quiet and attentive until the ceremony is over. Consider giving young girls something quiet to do - such as coloring their award paper - if sitting still is a challenge.

After the Ceremony

Light refreshments will be served - Birthday Cake!

 

 

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