Friday, March 21, 2008
Badge Ceremony Idea
Here's an idea from Christine (http://www.saintjosephhomeschool.com/) on how to plan a badge ceremony. This is from the LittleFlowersGirlsClubLeaders yahoogroup archives.(LittleFlowersGirlsClubLeaders@yahoogroups.com)
We had our first Badge Ceremony on December 8, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. The ceremony took place at the house of two of the Little Flowers. The girls' mother had decorated beautifully, setting up a special table with a statue of Mary and candles. The girls sat around card tables (4 to a table). We opened with the Hail Mary in honor of our Lady. My coleader then did a little lesson on the Immaculate Conception. After the lesson the girls processed to the front of the room with roses (the moms sang Immaculate Mary) and placed them in a vase next to a statue of Mary. A tea followed. After the tea, the girls were called up one at a time. My co-leader gave each girl a certificate and the badges they had earned. Then the girl came to me and I congratulated her, turning her sash from the flower side to the blue side. Then I gave the girl a flower to give to her mom (the girls thanked their moms for helping them to grow in the virtues of Faith and Hope, as they handed their mom a rose). A group photo was then taken of the girls. Finally, they sang the song to the Little Flower. It was a beautiful ceremony. Photos were taken throughout and the girls will receive copies to place in their binders.