Posted On: 2011-12-15
Leader: Today (or tonight) we came in silence as we rededicate ourselves to Scouting. We light three candles signifying the three parts of our Promise as together we renew it.
On my honor, I will try to serve God and my country,
to help people at all times , and to
live by the GS Law .
Leader: Our opportunity comes to us through value - the right to grow through our experience in the Promise and Law. This candle becomes a bright as we realize our golden opportunities.
Adult: On my honor I will TRY. I cannot succeed if I do not try. So I will try, I may not always succeed but I will grow with every new experience as I put into practice the Promise and Law.
Leader: Our goal is to help girls be good citizens today and active citizens tommorow.
Adult: I am proud of God and my country. And on my honor I will try to serve God, my country, and help people at all times to the best of my ability.
Leader: The Scout loves her country and has knowledge of it’s relationship to the world.
Adult: All women are sisters. We learn that there are many likenesses in all people, but where there are differences we gain exciting opportunities of understanding.
Leader: The pathway of GSing grows broader and other people become involved.
Adult: Others need me. It is good to know that I have skills and knowledge which can make someone else happier.
Leader: Opportunities to develop into a more capable person are given to the GS as she assumes her role in the troop and in her patrol.
Adult: I am a link in the golden chain of GSing. It can be no stronger than each link.
Leader: Each Scout is an individual and by keeping herself forever fit, she is better ready to serve others and to enjoy everyday living.
Adult: It is my privilege to keep myself physically fit, to live with kind thoughts and unselfish deeds and to keep myself morally strong.
Leader: And so the light grows brighter as it now fills this room and these hearts with the flame of accomplishment.
Pin new leaders, having them each repeat the Promise, if desired.
Adult GSing Investiture/Rededication
Part 1: “GSing is not a world apart, but a part of the world.” As we dedicate ourselves today, let’s keep in mind ways in which we can make GSing an even stronger part of our world.
Here are some thoughts:
Part 2: Juliette Low frequently reminded the National Board, when much organizational planning had to be done, “We musn’t lose sight of the girls. The girls must always come first.”
Part 3: Thomas Edison said, “Genius is 99% perspiration and 1% inspiration.”
“Thank you for loaning me your daughter
For letting her make me smile
Thank you for letting her be a GS
It’s an organization worthwhile” - Author Unknown
Part 5: “We cannot learn from one another - until we stop shouting at one another; until we speak quietly enough so that our words can be heard as well as our voices.” - Richard Nixon
Part 6: Girls are the only reason for GSing. Everything in GSing is designed for their particular needs and interests
Part 7: “You don’t have to think about doing the right thing. If you are for the right thing then you will do it without even thinking.” - Maya Angelo (I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings)
Part 8: GSing is multi-cultural. We not only welcome, but seek, members form all racial, ethnic, religious, and socio-economic groups.
Part 9: Look up and not down - Look forward and not back - Look out and not in - Lend a hand
Part 10: According to Peter Drucker, often called the founding father of the dicipline of management, “The best run organization in the United States is the GS. Tough, hardworking women can do anything.”
When in charge - ponder
When in trouble - delegate
When in doubt - mumble
Part 12: “Ideas are clean. They soar in the supreme heavens. I can take them out and look at them, they fit in books, they lead me down that narrow way. And in the morning they are there. Ideas are straight - but the world is round, and a messy mortal is my friend - come walk with me in the mud...” - Hugh Prather
Part 13: GSing is people, people like you who give their time, their energy, and their love to help prepare today’s girl for tommorow’s world.
Part 14: Let’s all join in saying the GS Promise
(All say the Promise together)
Note: You can either have 14 different people participate or alternate back and forth between 2 people.
You may also wish to have candles lit after each speaking part.