29th February 2024 by Claire Shadbolt

An Investiture is a ceremony where someone makes their Scout Promise, is welcomed to Squirrels, Beavers, Cubs, or Scouts and becomes a member of their Drey/Colony/Pack/Troop and the worldwide Scout family.

Investitures are important and special ceremonies, but this doesn’t mean they have to be strict or scary

You should come to a few meetings and have some time to settle in before you make your Promise. After a few weeks, you should start to complete your Membership Award by finding out about your Squirrel Drey / Beaver Colony / Cub Pack / Scout Troop, and getting to know other members.

As part of your Membership Award, you will also learn and understand the Promise and Law.

There are different versions of the Promise. Everyone should choose the wording that’s best for you. Volunteers should make sure that you have information about the options available, so you can think about what you will Promise – and talk about it with your parents and carers.

Before you make your Promise, it’s important that you understand what you are promising, and that you are comfortable with the Promise you are making.

Sometimes investitures take place during a regular meeting, but times it might be Invested during a trip to an unusual location, a camp, or a holiday ­for an even more unique experience.