When new Scouts join a Scout troop, they participate in an investiture ceremony where they agree to follow the scout promise and are awarded the group scarf and badges.
For our latest new member, Isabella, we did something different – held her investiture while on a trip walking through the Patuna Chasm. Normally we wear uniforms but this time we were wading through water up to waist deep and at one point had to swim – so we were definitely in our hiking gear!
This was a fantastic ceremony in an amazing environment – certainly a highlight of our trip. Welcome to 1st Kelburn Scouts, Isabella!