Project Information

Lantern Floating Ceremony
Environment Stewardship, Safety (such as Disaster Service), Social Welfare
Social Studies, History, World Language , Sociology , Tourism
Outside of School
Project Ended
Derek J Cepeda
Basic Information
  • Guam Nikkei Association
    Derek J. Cepeda
    9, 10, 11, 12
    Not Suitable for Persons with Disabilities
    No Costs

  • Description

    Guam Nikkei Association - Lantern Floating Ceremony

    Saturday, September 10, 2016

    1:00-5:00pm Pre Event Shift

    5:00-8:30pm Event Shift

    Governor Joseph Flores Memorial Park, Ypao Beach


    *1:00-5:00pm, Pre Event Shift

    1:00-4:30pm, Registration and Sleeve Design, Volunteers needed to help with process.

    4:30-5:00pm, Arrival of Guests and Participants, Volunteers needed to help guide guests.


    *Event Shift, 5:00-8:30pm

    5:00-6:00pm, Opening Ceremony and Guest Speakers, Volunteers needed to help guests that arrive late in program.

    6:00-8:30pm, Lighting and Floating of Lanterns,  Volunteers needed to help recover and prepare lanterns for storage.

    6:30-8:30pm, Volunteers needed to escort guests to their cars.  Due to low light of parking area.


    Career Pathway/Field


    Business Management


    Social Worker



    The Lantern Floating Ceremony is a symbolic event meant to give respect and honor to our loved ones who passed away before us in the spirit of love, harmony, understanding, and inafamaolek.


    Please contact me by email confirm your participation and the shift you would like to cover.

    Please text me at 483-2600 to confirm your arrival on day of event.

    You will need to sign in and out to get appropriate service learning hours.

    The sign in location will be at the Main Pavilion near the beachside of the park.

    The beneficiary of this event is asking volunteers to wear your school uniform or something red or white.

    Students need to do the following to earn 5 service learning hours: 

    Preparation: Please read the flyers and articles attached to this project. Get waiver forms signed. Dress appropriately. 

    Activity: Follow instructions for how you will volunteer for this activity

    Reflection: Give evidence that you learned something by participating in this project:  Address these questions: What did I learn about the floating lantern ceremony? In what way did I serve my community by participating as a volunteer? Why was this project good for me as an individual and good for the community? You can show this reflection in different ways: essay, captioned photo essay, poem, art with explanation. 

    Celebration: Upload your reflection to the website. You will get a certificate of completion when the process is complete. 





    Please remember this is a solemn event.  Please be respectful at all times.

    Please make sure your cell phones are in silent mode.

    For safety purposes, You will be in teams through out this event.  Do not leave anyone by themselves.

    This is considered a no swimming event for volunteers.  Keep out of the water for safety reasons.

    Due to the low light situations in the parking lot and beach bring a flash light.

    It is highly suggested that youth volunteers come and leave as a group with appropriate adult guidance.  

    Parents are always welcome to accompany youth in this event.


    Issue Area

    Strengthening the social connection between other organizations through participation in a community event.

    Agency Description

    Annual Lantern Floating Ceremony

    Point of Contact Informations

    Derek J. Cepeda, Troop 15 Committee Member

    Mobile: 671-483-2600


    Comments about the Project Location

    Tumon at Ypao Beach, also known as Governor Joseph Flores Memorial Park

    Initial activity will be at the main pavilion.  During the ceremony the activity will progress to the beachside and water front.  After the main event the activity location will vary from the beachside, main pavilion, and the adjacent parking lots.