Working towards your investiture

When you join us you have around 4 weeks to get to know us before you officially become a member of Parbrook Cubs by making your Promise at your investiture ceremony. During this time you will work on your Cub Membership Badge and this is the same whether you are coming up from the Beaver Colony or joining us as a brand new member.

We’ll give you a badge book so that you can see more about the membership badge and law and promise (although our “badges and awards” page also has links to the badges). We’d also like you to complete and return our personal information form which includes authorisation for our social media policy. We’ll use the information from the form to check the records we’ll get from Beavers if you are transferring from the colony.

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During this period you should wear your Beaver uniform or your own clothes to our meetings. However, before you can get invested you’ll need to buy your Cub uniform.

You will need to buy an official Cubs green sweatshirt and navy blue Scout activity trousers. We’ll present you with a group scarf (if you haven’t already got one from Beavers) and we’ll give you a coloured leather woggle to show which six you are in plus a new set of badges.

You can buy your sweatshirt and trousers from Broadbridges in Piries Place or Camping World at Hilliers Garden Centre in Horsham or online from Scout Shops.

There are also optional items which you may decide to buy. These include the official Cub green polo shirt which can be worn with your scarf instead of your sweatshirt as uniform in the summer months.

Please make sure that all items of your uniform are named
– especially your scarf

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Law and Promise

At your investiture you will need to say your Cub Scout Law and Promise. Hopefully you will have learned about them as part of your Membership Badge work.

Cub Scout Law
Cub Scouts always do their best, 
think of others before themselves 
and do a good turn every day
Cub Scout Promise
I promise that I will do my best,
to do my duty to God and to the Queen, 
to help other people 
and to keep the Cub Scout Law

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Investiture ceremony

The Pack will stand in a horseshoe with Akela at the end nearest the door. When the Pack is ready, your Sixer will bring you to Akela.

Akela:   Are you ready to become a Cub Scout?

Cub:     Yes I am

Akela:   Do you know your Cub Scout Law? Would you please say it for me now?

Cub:     Cub Scouts always do their best, think of others before themselves and do a good turn every day.

Then Akela will ask if you are ready to make your Promise. If you are ready – and you must think hard because it is an important promise – Akela will tell the whole Pack to make the Scout Sign. You will make the Scout Sign along with all the others and hold our flag with your left hand.

Akela:   Are you ready to make your Promise?

Cub:     Yes I am

Akela:   Pack – please make the Scout Sign. Would you please say it for me now?

Cub:     I promise that I will do my best, to do my duty to God and to the Queen, to help other people and to keep the Cub Scout Law

Akela will then shake you by the left hand and welcome you into the Pack. You are now a Cub Scout in the world-wide family of Scouts. Your Sixer or the other leaders will help Akela to give you your badges and scarf. You should then salute Akela and then turn and salute the Pack. They will salute you back, to welcome you.

Now you can go back to your Six. Now that you have made your Promise you can take part in Grand Howl for the first time. We will do a full Grand Howl at the end of the evening to welcome you properly into the Pack.

Don’t worry if you get stuck saying the Law or Promise. Akela will help you out and you can repeat the words after him if you need to. However, we would be really pleased if you can at least say your Promise on your own. That shows that you have learned it and really believe the words.

What time will it happen?

We normally have the investiture ceremony at the end of our pack meeting. We encourage parents to come and take photos as it is an important ceremony. You should aim to arrive by 7.45pm unless we have a lot of ceremonies to do in which case we will start at 7.30pm.

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What happens next?

Once you have been invested you will be a full member of Parbrook Cub pack. We’ve got another page that tells you more about it.


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