Today, was the investiture, a simply yet formal ceremony used to symbolize the acceptance of the recruits into the scout pack.
Today, when I arrived, I noticed that all the recruits were in the same uniform as we were, just without scarves. The recruits looked very smart in their new uniforms, and it could be seen that they were proud of themselves.
In today's meeting, we spent most of our time rehearsing for the investiture. Six by six, the sixers had to lead their recruits to the front of the “horseshoe” and let them say the scout promise. After that, they would be presented their new scarf and woggle. The hard part of the entire ceremony was, we had to stand in sediah for 30-45 minutes!
After the first rehearsal, most of us were extremely tired. However, we managed to survive the real investiture, and I think we did very well. Most of us were solemn throughout the ceremony, and patiently waited for the recruits to be done.
We were privileged to have our Principal, Mr Chia, Vice Principal, Mrs Cheryl Tan and the parents of our recruits to grace the investiture.
After the investiture, parents of our new scout attended a job week briefing done by Mdm Kerina.
|Our very own "scout-shop"... All ready for the recruits...|
|An annual affair - Investiture 2015!|
|All ready for the investiture...|
|Thank you, Mr Chia...|
|The ceremony begins...|
|Kaa putting on the scarf for a new cub scout...|
|One for the album.. Picture with Mr Chia, |
Mrs Cheryl Tan, Mr Tan, Kaa & Mdm Kerina
|Thank you parents.. |
Your support is much appreciated.
** Please refer to the Photo Album on the right for more pictures **