Bridging Guides to Pathfinders
Sparks Guider, Pathfinder Guider, Craft Trainer, Potential
Trainer, Chair of Division Composite Camp, District Commissioner
Central Area, Ganaraska Division, Sugarbush District
Bridge:With blue and yellow streamers at Guide end and Green and yellow at the Pathfinder end. You can also have pennants hanging over the side of the bridge saying "Law" "Promise" Be Prepared" ,World", "Outdoors" "Home", "Camping", and "Community"
The Guide Guider has a supply of
green candles, each with a girls name on it.
Guide Guiders say: The
Guide program has taught you new skills and experiences that will
help you mature to become responsible, resourceful and happy
member of society. We have watched with pride as (name girls)
have progressed through the Guide programme. You are now ready to
go on to Pathfinders to meet new challenges and make new friends.
We are proud of (name girls) they
are fine examples of Girl Guides. We wish them all the best as
they continue in Pathfinders. We would like to present each of
you with the Pathfinder Program book to help you with these new
"What promise did you make as
The Guides then
says their promise together. They are then asked if they are
ready to cross the Bridge and they are then presented with a
green candle and wished "The best of luck and good
guiding." They then proceeds to cross the bridge.
They are met at the end of the
Bridge by a Pathfinder who says: "Welcome to my Pathfinder
World come and light your candle and joint our group.
The Pathfinder Guider then
welcomes the girls, lights their candles from hers and says:
"Take your light into the world and let it shine forth with
love and knowledge."
The other Pathfinders then read
the following and light candles: Use circles of cardboard with
the following written on them and ask the girls to speak up nice
and loud so everyone can hear.
Our promise and Law help us to develop personal values and teach
us to respect ourselves and help others.
The pathway of camping and outdoors lead to new experiences and
The community pathway leads to new friends and fun. As we take
this pathway, we learn that by helping others, we make ourselves
The home and world pathways give us new skills so that we will
"Be Prepared" to give service and help whenever we can.
Sing one verse of On my honour
then hum another verse and blow out the candles one by one at the