Re: Scout Investiture
Greg L. Gough (ggough@MAIL.ORION.ORG)
Wed, 26 Jul 1995 07:14:54 -0500
Here is one of the Investiture Ceremonies we use...
Troop is lined up along two sides of the room, the troop officers at the
front and parents seated. Patrol leader brings the candidates into the
room which is lighted by a single candle.
Scoutmaster: Who goes there?
Patrol Leader: I bring the candidates who have completed the Boy
Scout Requirements and wish to join our Troop.
Senior Patrol Leader: Bring them forward.
When the candidates approach, the Senior Patrol Leader takes the lighted
candle and says: This candle represents the spirit of Scouting, It
lights our way as Scouts in the same way it lights this
room tonight. It reminds us to help other people at
all times, to live up to the Scout Oath and Law, to Be
Prepared and to do a Good Turn daily. If you are ready to
take the Oath say I am.
Candidate: I am.
Scoutmaster: Scout sign. Repeat the Scout Oath with me. "On my
As you and the candidates repeat the Oath, Light three candles from the
spirit of Scouting, (1) duty to God and Country, (2) duty to others, (3)
duty to self, and say: When we do our duty the world is
a brighter place for everyone. Each person here tonight has
witnessed your taking the Scout Oath. All of them will
help you keep it.
Pin the Boy Scout Badge on the candidates shirt present card and Mother's
Pin. Scout Handshake.
Senior Patrol Leader: Scouts may be Seated (candles remain lit and room
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