Friday, September 25, 2009

October 6 - Investiture Night

This evening we will be investing our new Beavers!
The following Beavers will be formally welcomed into the colony:

Evan Baxter
Cameron Boese
Brendan Brophy
Roy Coleman
Patrick L'Anglais
Curtis Leahy
Tommy MacDonald
Ryan Mortimer
Harrison O'Reilly
Noah Royz
Joeseph Sreih
Alexander St Pierre
Mason Theriault
Benjamin Tibbo

During the investiture ceremony, your beaver will be asked to recite the Beaver Law, Promise and Motto:

Law: A Beaver has fun, works hard, and helps his family and friends.
Promise: I promise to love God and help take care of the world.
Motto: Sharing, sharing, sharing

You can help your child prepare by going over these with them at home, but not to worry, we will be on hand to help them through it all. The do not need to have them memorized, but they usually feel a little more relaxed if they know what they will be asked.

During the investiture your child will be presented with their necker and woggle. Thanks to everyone who has brought a necker in. Unfortunately it seems the Scout Shop ran out of neckers. This is not overly surprising as we are the only Group in the area that still uses the traditional blue Beaver necker. All the other groups have custom made neckers in the Group colours. (I will bring this up at the next Group meeting to see if we should also move away from the blue neckers to the Group one in the future. The problem is finding someone who can sew them together for us - anyone interested?) I will try to scrounge enough neckers together in order for everyone to have a necker at investiture night. If I can't, your child will still be invested, but we will wait to present the neckers until we have enough for everyone.

Feel free to stay and take pictures. This is a big event in your child's time at Beavers.

Returning Beavers will also receive their new tail tonight. You can replace the existing tail on their hat with the new one, and the old tail can be sewn on their campfire blanket.

Of course, there will also be lots of games, perhaps some songs ...