Our investiture ceremony welcomes a new adult member to Scouting and our appointment ceremony welcomes a new adult Leader who has previously been invested elsewhere, or into a different role.
An investiture ceremony is normally completed for an adult who is becoming a uniformed Leader and involves making the Scout Promise. It should be a special and memorable moment of someone’s time in Scouting as it’s all about welcoming them to their future as a member of a worldwide Scout community.
Someone is normally only invested once - when they first become a member of Australian Scouting. This includes if they were previously a youth member and are becoming an adult Leader.
- If someone is re-registering as an adult in Scouting after an extended break (at least a year), it might be appropriate to hold an investiture style ceremony. This decision should be made with the adult involved.
The member will need to choose which version of the Australian Scout Promise they want to use with their Team Leader, or even better, with a Unit Leader, well in advance of them making or re-affirming their Promise.
When an adult changes from one Scout Group to another, or to another Unit, or changes roles, you should hold an appointment ceremony, where they:
- Are welcomed by the Group / Unit / other formation.
- Reaffirm their Australian Scout Promise (of their choice)
- Are presented with the identifying badges and scarf relevant to their new location and / or role.