INVESTITURE CEREMONYEQUIPMENTTablePhilippine flagTroop flagTrefoilMatch or lighterScriptCandles (12 for the points of the scout law; 3 for the points of the scout oath; 1big candle representing cards for each scout and adultSETTINGThe room is dark except for the single big candle. The troop Leader standsbehind the table where the candles have been set up. The Senior Patrol Leader takesthe candidates from the room and stands ready with the outside the door. The scouts tobe inducted or invested are in uniform, if possible.PROCEDURETROOP LEADER: “Senior Patrol Leader, bring the candidates forward.” (SPL escortsthe candidates to the table where they stand facing the Troop Leader, back to audience.SPL retires to one side).TROOP LEADER: “You have presented yourself before this troop and asked to bemade scouts. Is this your wish now?”CANDIDATES: (together) “Yes sir!”TROOP LEADER: “In this ceremony, you will be received on to this troop and into thebrotherhood of scouting. Before you is a single, lighted candle. It represents the spirit ofscouting. As you become scouts you will learn more the scouting spirit. The law of thetroop is the Scout Law. It is known and followed by millions of scouts. You will learn andfollow this law too. Listen closely for I will soon ask you whether you accept this law asyour own.” (The Senior Patrol Leader or twelve (12) boys who are already a memberwill recite the parts of the law).BOY 1: A Scout is Trustworthy.A scout tells the truth. He keeps his promises. Honestyis part of his code of conduct. People can always depend on him.BOY 2: A Scout is Loyal. A scout is true to his family, friends, scout leaders, school,nation, and world community.
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