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Rover Scout Investiture in POR

Rover Scout Investiture in POR

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Published by: Cuon Scout Group on Mar 01, 2010
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Rover Scout Investiture Ceremony in POR
The young adult, after self-examination is brought before the Rover Scout Crew, theCrew being in uniform, and stands with his sponsor, by his side, before a table uponwhich is set a ewer of water and a basin and napkin. The Rover Scout Leader standsfacing them behind the table and calling the candidate by name, says:
Have you come with a desire to become a Rover Scout in our worldwideBrotherhood?
I have.
: In spite of any difficulties you have had in the past, are you nowdetermined to do your best to be honorable, truthful, clean in what youthink, in what you say, in all that you do?
: I am.
Have you carefully thought what you are doing with your life?
I have.
: Do you understand that service means that at all times you will be good-natured towards all other people and will do your best to help them, eventhough it may not be convenient or pleasant or safe for you, and that youwill expect no reward for so doing?
: I do.
Do you understand that by becoming a Rover scout, you are joining aBrotherhood in which we want to help you carry out your ideals, and inwhich we ask you to obey our Rules and carry out our motto of Service for others?
I do.
In ancient times, it was the custom of those about to become Knights to belaid with water, in token of the washing away of past misdeeds and as asign that they were determined to commence afresh. Are you willing togive much a sign, here in the presence of us all?
I am
.[The candidate, or if more than one, each in turn, thereupon places his/her handtogether over the basin, his sponsor takes the ewer and pours water over them, thentakes the napkin and dries the candidates’ hands.]Leader:
Understand these things, then, I ask you to renew your Scout Promise, bearing in mind that you are expected to interpret it not from a boy’s pointof view, but from that of an adult.
[The candidate advances and at the same time two Rover scouts step forward withthe Group Flag in their hands and lowers it between the Rover Leader and thecandidate, who takes hold of the flag with his left hand and makes the Scout signwith his right]Candidate:
On my honor, I promise that I will do my best,To do my duty to God, and the Republic of Singapore,To help other people, andTo keep the Scout Law.
[The Rover Scout Leader then takes the new Rover Scout by the left hand and giveshim a buffet on the left shoulder with the right hand, saying:]

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