Investiture 2002


"Troop Song"

All enter singing (tune of Caisson’s Go Marching Along):


We're a Girl Scout troop

We're the greatest troop

That (your town) has ever seen.


We're proud to be

Troop (your number)

And we're glad to see you here.


Come and join the fun

Sit right on down

And we hope you enjoy the show


For we're all Brownies

Juniors, Cadettes…(or full of smiles…whatever works for your troop)

Ready and eager to please.


Flag Ceremony


Color Guard:


Color Guard Attention


Color Guard Advance


Color Guard Halt


Color Guard Present the Colors


Will you all rise and join me in the Pledge of Allegiance


I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America

And to the republic for which it stands

One nation, under God indivisible with liberty and justice for all.


Color guard Post the colors


Color Guard dismissed


Please be seated.


Promise: All

On my honor I will try to serve God and my country,

To help other people at all times

And to live by the Girl Scout Laws.


(Cadette lights the three promise candles)

All sing: When 'er You Make A Promise


When'er you make a promise,

Consider well its importance,

And when made,

Engrave it upon your heart.


LAW: Cadette lights each candle for each law, a different girl says each law the motto and slogan:


The Girl Scout Laws:


I will do my best to be                                                          

honest and fair,


Friendly and helpful,


Considerate and caring,


Courageous and strong, and


Responsible for what I say and do, and


Respect myself and others,


Respect authority,


Use resources wisely,


Make the world a better place, and


Be a sister to every Girl Scout        


The Girl Scout Motto is: "Be Prepared!"


The Girl Scout slogan is: "Do a Good turn Daily"

Girl 1


Girl 2


Girl 3


Girl 4


Girl 5


Girl 6


Girl 7


Girl 8


Girl 9


Girl 10


Girl 11


Girl 12


Girl 13


All sing: On My Honor I will Try


On my honor I will try,

there's a duty to be done and I say AYE!

There's a reason here,

and a reason above,

my honor is to try,

and my duty is to love.


People don't need to know my name,

If I've done any harm,

Then I'm to blame.

If I've helped anyone, then I've helped me,

And I've opened up my eyes to see.


On my honor I will try,

there's a duty to be done and I say AYE!

There's a reason here,

and a reason above,

my honor is to try,

and my duty is to love.


I've tucked away a song or two,

When your feeling low,

There's one for you.

If you need a friend,

Then I will come,

And there's plenty more where I come from.


On my honor I will try,

there's a duty to be done and I say AYE!

There's a reason here,

and a reason above,

my honor is to try,

and my duty is to love.


I've made a promise that I will keep,

And I pray daily

For humanity's peace.

We'll only be together a little while,

But when I leave I'll live this song.


On my honor I will try,

there's a duty to be done and I say AYE!

There's a reason here,

and a reason above,

my honor is to try,

and my duty is to love.


Junior Investiture:


(All Juniors walk to center of stage)


Junior Poem:

Reading by girl 1


Girl Scouting

Author unknown


G is for the Gracious way we all proclaim our birth
I points up the Ideas shared and those we'd like unearthed
R is for Respect we have for every race and creed
L is for our Loyalty to promises we heed
S is for Sincerity of deed and word and mind
C is for the Countless ways in which these are combined
O is Obligation that we owe to fellow man
U means that it's You who must be first to lend a hand
T is for the Teamwork which has evidenced our growth
I is for Integrity which backs the Girl Scout oath
N is for the Noble way we remember days of old
G is for the Grateful thanks for efforts toward our goal

Golden Pin reading: girl 2



By Lois Piehn

This golden pin with its three parts.
Reminds me of the Promise we hold in our hearts.
And as the years go quickly by,
Girl Scout sing and dream and form deep ties.
Comradeship we cherish, memories we keep
For Girl Scout friendship are strong and deep,
In serving others, let me see -
The world becomes a better place to be.
So come with me as Girl Scouts sing their song
To the friends all around us we belong.
In friendship true, we will be kin.
All those who wear this golden pin.

Symbology of Golden Trefoil:


Golden Trefoils: girl 3


Golden Trefoils

Author Unknown

These golden trefoils in my hand
Upon our new Girl Scouts we will bestow;
But first the meaning that the Trefoil bears,
The spirit of our Promise we must know.
Three gold leaves the trefoil wears
Threefold the Promise that it bears,
To serve God and your Country dear,
To bring others hope and cheer,
And every day in every way the Girl Scout Laws learn to obey.

Juniors Invested:

3 girls


Snowy White Owl calls forth each new Junior and asks her why she wants to be a Scout.  Then Wise Owl pin her and both give her the Girls Scout hand shake.  Then returning Juniors spin the girl while singing the following:


(To tune of Father John)

“I’m a Junior, I’m a Junior

Who are you?  Who are you?

Can’t you tell by looking?

Can’t you tell by looking?

I’m one too!  I’m one too!”


All Juniors sing:


She wears a G for generosity

She wears and I for interest too

She wears and R for real live sportsmanship

She wearls an L for loyalty for loyalty

She wears an S for her sincerity

She wears a C for courtesy, for courtesy

She wears an O_U_T for outdoor life!

That’s the kind of Girl Scout I’m glad to be.

Girl Scout!


(Juniors & Cadettes & Snowy Owl exit for play, Brownies take center stage)


Brownie Investiture:


Brownie Poem:

Reading by girl 4

Brownie Poem-

Author Unknown


B is the letter that comes before C

B is a buzzing bumble bee.

B stands for Brownie … an elf.

A Girl Scout like myself:

A Brownie Girl Scout dressed in brown,

Wearing a smile, never a frown!


There are many things that a Brownie can be,

The Brownie Try-its help me learn about me…

I can be anything I want to be.


I begin as a Brownie Girl Scout

Learning what it's all about,

By belonging to a group,

By being part of the troop.

And up ahead is another B.

The rainbow bridge where all Brownies fly away,

From our magical Brownie ring,

To become a Junior Girl Scout,

And do even greater things!



Reading by girl 5



Author Unknown

B is for:            Brownies together we all want to be,

R is for:            Ready for learning in grades, one, two, and three.

O is for:            Our time spent together is time that we share,

W is for:            While helping our friends and showing we care.

N is for:            New things to do and new friends to greet,

I is for:            Interests to share and people to meet.

E is for:            Each new discovery that can open a door,

S is for:            So watch us keep going and growing some more.

My Brownie Girl Scout Pin:

Reading by girl 6

Brownie Pin- girl 7


MY Brownie Girl Scout PIN

Author Unknown

My Brownie Girl Scout Pin is a little thing, that is to say, in size.
But it holds a wealth of many things tucked within its sides.
To me it means honor, trustworthy and true -
For my neighbor there is nothing I would not do.
It means I am a friend to all that I know,
Courteous and cheerful wherever I go.
To be useful and help others I what I like to do.
Being kid to animals should be included, too.
“Do a good turn daily” is my aim.
Our law and Spirit’s are almost the same.
That is what my Brownie Girl Scout pin means to me.
If everyone would follow the Girl Scout way,
Wouldn’t we have a wonderful U.S.A.?

All Brownies are seated.  Leader blabs till Juniors are ready.


Brownie Story- A Play

Presented by Juniors and Cadettes



Scenery and Set Design:

3 Juniors


Father: junior 1

Grandmother: junior 2

Owl: junior 3

Betty: junior 4

Mary: junior 5

Forest Creatures:

Junior 6 & 7

The Brownie Story

A skit or very short three act play


Scene 1 - In The House


Grandmother: Oh me, oh my, I've worked so hard to clean this house all day.  I think that you should help a bit.  But all you do is play.


Father: I've chopped wood and swept the walk.  The cows and pigs are fed.  My poor old back is aching and my legs feel like they're dead.


Grandmother:  Some folk I knew had all the luck.  A Brownie use to come and wash the dishes, sweep the floor, and pick up every crumb.


Father:  I wish we had a Brownie so that we could rest a bit.  Where could we go and find one?  Oh, the wise old owl...that's it!


Mary: Oh let us go into the woods and maybe we can find the wise old owl who'll tell us of a Brownie sweet and kind.


Scene II - Behind the Barn (owl in tree)


Betty: Oh, here's the tree where the owl has built his little nest.  I hope that he'll be wise and not say "No" to our request.


Mary & Betty Together: Oh, Mr. Owl, please help us.  For you are so very wise.  We want to find some Brownies to take home for a surprise.  We play all day and don't help around the house a little bit.  We haven't any time to spare from play, we must admit.


Owl:  To-whit-to-who there was no reason that you two should roam.  For there are Brownies living with your Grandmother in your home.


Mary: How can they be, why they have never shown themselves at all.  Please tell us are they fat or thin?  Or are they short or tall?


Betty:  Please, tell us how to find them.  We will do just what you say.  If we could help our Grandmother, we would thank you every day.


Owl:  Go to the lake, the moon is bright and turn three times around.  Then gaze into the pool and there a Brownie will be found.  But first you say some magic words before you start to look.  And there they are---you'll find them, written in that open book.


Mary & Betty Together:  Twist me and turn me and show me the ELF, I looked in the water and saw ____________.


Owl: To-whit-to-who I'm really such a wise old bird.  Do what I've told you, then you'll find the missing word.


Scene III - At the Pond


Mary & Betty Together:  Well here we are, we'll say the verse, while looking in the pool.  And we shall see the Brownie gazing up through the waters cool.  Twist me and turn me and show me the ELF.  I've looked in the water and saw MYSELF!


Performers go change and rejoin quietly by standing in their original positions they had during promise/law.


The End


Brownies Invested:

5 brownies


Wise Owl: "As the play the Juniors have performed have shown us, let the new Brownies now go to the magic glade.  Will all Brownies please stand.


Brown Owl:  Please join with me in chanting: “ Cross your fingers - Stand on your toes - That's a bit of Magic - Every Brownie knows!" Now we are standing in a forest glade-listen carefully and see the magic made ."


Wise Owl: Here we are deep in the woods. See our beautiful pond. You can almost hear the Wise Old  Owl say,


Ancient Owl: "Welcome!"


"Who will be welcomed to Brownie Land Today?"


Girls to be invested will come strolling in slowly so they face audience....Brownies previously invested sit around pond.


Leader 2: Stops the girls being invested and says, "Who comes to the Magic Brownie woods today?"

BROWNIES to be invested: "We do! "

Leader 2: "What do you want?"

BROWNIEW to be invested: "We want to become Brownies."

Leader 2: "Come, we invite you to our Land of Pretend, and we will weave a little Magic and you will see yourself as a true Brownie Elf."


Wise Owl: Goes around to each girl separately, taps her on the shoulder and says, "Brownie to be, come with me."


If she has a Beanie she hands it to the adult; if she does not, the adult should have one on hand to use at the pond. Adult takes girl by hand and leads her to the Magic Pond.


Girls stand before the pond and repeats with Brown Owl stationed there,

"Twist me and turn me

And show me the ELF

I looked in the water

And saw myself (repeat name)

(Beanie hat is put on just before she looks into the water.)


Ancient Owl:  "Are you ready to be a useful Brownie and help others? If so, say, "I do."

Brownie makes a promise, using Girl Scout sign, right hand raised, 3 fingers extended.


On my honor; I will try

To serve God, my country, and mankind

And to live by the Girl Scout Law.

Brown Owl: Present their pin. (upside down for good turn) Carolyn, welcomes girl with Girl Scout handshake and makes appropriate remarks (these do not have to be heard) and the girl is seated with other Brownies around pool.


Wise Owl goes back and taps another until all have received their pin.


Leader 2: . (Ask Brownies to stand, face audience.)

Please welcome all these Brownie Girl Scouts (applause), and now I'll ask them to put into song something they will be doing throughout the year as they become Discovers, Ready Helpers, and Friendmakers.   The girls will now sing the Brownie Smile song:


All Brownies sing- I have something in My Pocket


I have something in my pocket,

It belongs across my face.

And I keep it very close at hand

In a most convenient place.

I'm sure you couldn't guess it

If you guessed a long, long while,

So I'll take it out and put it on…

It's a great big Brownie smile!


Brown Owl: We will unmagic ourselves and return to our places we had before investiture, please

Repeat together:

Uncross your fingers

Down off your toes

Then the magic goes away

Everybody knows.


Once girls are all back (Juniors & Brownies) on risers


Wise Owl: Please welcome all our new and old Girl Scouts from Brownies through Cadettes...applause...


All girls sing:

"Make New Friends"

Court of Awards:

Earned Insignias presented to Cadettes, Juniors and Brownies


Thank yous given to leaders, and parents.


Girls sing:

"Girl Scouts are So High Minded"



Girls sing "Linger"



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