Guiding Treasures – Multi-branch advancement

Props:  You need a “treasure box” and treasures in all the Guiding colours.  I was able to find different gem stones at a dollar store.  It just so happened that the clear gems had fake pearls mixed in.  The is also a great opportunity to “bling up” anything you are handing out to the girls.

 

Have all the girls line up by unit in the hall.

Opening

Sparks come into gym, sing their opening song and then sit to one side.

Brownies enter gym, sing their opening song and sit next to Sparks.

Guides and Pathfinders enter the gym, sing their opening song and then sit next to the Brownies.

Speaker 1: Welcomes Parents and any other Special Guests.

Treasure Chest Ceremony

Speaker 1: Girl Guides are a little bit like treasure boxes. As girls progress up though the branches of Guiding they collect treasured memories and new skills that they will value their whole life though.

Speaker 1 places the treasure box on the table and opens it.

Speaker 2 (Spark Guider): Our youngest girls are the ones in pink. Sparks treasure friendship, fun, excitement, sharing and discovery.

Some Sparks put the pink gems in the treasure box.

Speaker 3 (Brownie Guider):  Next in line are the girls in brown.  Brownies treasure adventures, new skills, fair play, a helping hand and a Brownie smile.

Some Brownies put the brown gems in the treasure box.

Speaker 4 (Guide Guider): After Brownies, we have our girls in blue.  Guides treasure challenges, teamwork, thoughtfulness and being prepared.

Some Guides put the blue gems in the treasure box.

Speaker 5 (Pathfinder Guider):  The girls in green are after Guides.  Pathfinders treasure adventure, making choices, laughter and flexibility.

Some Pathfinders put the green gems in the treasure box.

Speaker 6 (Ranger Guider): Our oldest girls are the ones in red.  Rangers treasure leadership, travel, independence and volunteering.

Rangers put red gems in the treasure box.

Speaker 1:  Our final precious gems are the Leaders who volunteer in each unit.  They bring with them creativity, patience, dedication and pearls of wisdom.

Put clear gems and pearls in treasure box.

Adult Awards

If there are adult awards or special thank you gifts they can be awarded here

Advancement

Sparks move to Advancement Area with their leader.  Brownies move to Receiving Area with their leaders. Spark leaders say goodbye to Second year Sparks.  Sparks advance down path.

Brownies move to Advancement Area with their leader.  Guides move to Receiving Area with their leaders. Brownie leaders say goodbye to Second year Brownies.  Brownies advance down path.

Guides move to Advancement Area with their leader. Pathfinders move to Receiving Area with their leaders.  Guides who have completed their Lady BP awards receive them. Guide leaders say goodbye to third year Guides.  Guides advance down path

Pathfinders move to Advancement Area.  Rangers move to Receiving Area. Pathfinders who have completed their Canada Cord receive them. Pathfinder leaders say goodbye to third year Pathfinders. Pathfinders advance to Rangers.

Rangers move to Advancement Area.  Have some extra leaders represent adult members. Rangers who have completed their gold award receive them. Rangers and their leaders say goodbye to third year Rangers. Rangers advance to Adults.

Everyone sings Make New Friends.

Closing

Spark closing song

Brownie closing song

Taps

snacks and have photo ops

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Wizard of Oz Multi-branch Advancement

Not sure where I heard this idea but I loved it

Sparks Guiders make a rainbow of crepe paper on the ground and the advancing girls must jump over it to get to Brownies

Brownies follow a yellow brick road (made of yellow construction paper) to get to Guides.

Guides must gain entrance to the Emerald City (an arch covered in green crepe paper) to advance to Pathfinders.

Pathfinders were given little ruby slippers to take them to Rangers.

You could have music to accompany the steps and/or some Guiders dressed in costume to help set the scene.

Flight Themed Muli-branch advancement

I first saw this back when Brownies still “flew” up to Guides, but it can still be used today.

All Sparks have a caterpillar made of construction paper.  The first year sparks wave good-buy to the second year Sparks as they go behind a blanket. (The cocoon )  They are given butterfly wings to wear on their way to Brownies.

The Brownies had a plane made from a large cardboard box.  They all sat in it together while they few up to Guides.

The Guides built rocket ships out of bristle board for their third year girls and they blasted off to Pathfinders with a count down.

The Pathfinders used coloured Christmas lights to create a “transport pad” like you’d find in Star Trek and beamed themselves to Rangers.