program and brief script of investiture ceremony...
St.John the Baptist Academy of Manila BOY SCOUTS OF THE PHILIPPINES MANILA COUNCIL I.
The Opening Prayer
The Entrance of Colors
The Philippine National Anthem
Senior Scout. Wea Navellas
Panunumpa Sa Watawat Ng Pilipinas
Senior Scout. Cassandra Rae V. Villarama
The Opening & Welcome Remarks
ISC. Orlando A. Francisco Jr.
The Outfit Investiture Ceremony Proper
Senior Scout. Christiana Ricafort Selected Senior Scouts
Scouter. Johemie L. Quiñones Outfit Advisor
b. c. d. e. VIII. IX.
a. The Candle Lightning Ceremony
Selected Scouts – Participants
i. The Scout Oath ii. The Scout Law iii. The Senior Scout Code The Scout Badge, Motto & Slogan The Scout Sign & Salute The Senior Scout Medallion The Scout Neckerchief &Carabao Slide
The Donning of Neckerchief
The Parents and Guardians
Presentation of the Institutional Charter
Sctr. Edwin De los Santos Field Scout Executive
The Outfit Installation Ceremony Dayoja Introduction of the Guest Speaker
SCL. Kyla Andrean
Sctr. Johemie L. Quiñones Outfit Advisor
Scouter. Teresita L. Dayoja Institutional Head
Sctr. Johemie L. Quinones Outfit Advisor
The Exit of Colors The Scout Benediction
Senior Scout. Keziah Morales Selected Scouts – Participants AOA. Joseph A. Bonganay
______Scouter. Sarah R. Salas______ Master of Ceremony
THE OUTFIT INVESTITURE SCRIPT I.
OPENING PRAYER AND LIGHTNING OF BIG CANDLE WHICH REPRESENTS SCOUTING SPIRIT ( Senior Scout. Christiana Ricafort ) Lord, Heavenly Father, Almighty Eternal God, we raise our minds and hearts to you at the beginning this Ceremony as we lit this candle that symbolizes the Spirit of Scouting. (THE OUTFIT ADVISOR LIT THE CENTER CANDLE) We humbly beg for your guidance, protection and forgiveness of our sins. Grant us the grace to learn the virtues of your youth and apply the Scout Oath and Law in every action in your honor and glory. Deign to bless the Boy Scouts of the Philippines and the Scouting Movement in this institution, as well as our brother Scouts all over the world. Fill the soul of our Scoutmasters with your own spirit of knowledge; of wisdom and of reverence, that influenced by your divine leadership, he may, by word and example lead us on to imitate the virtue of your boyhood. Our Crew Leaders, who has the responsibilities to lead their Crews, we ask you to help them to know their members and be sensitive to their needs, help them realize that attitudes and good example are more important than skills and be fair and generous to all. Grant our Crew and Outfit a happy spirit; bless all our projects and help us to make constructive progress, so that our training will fit us for real service now and in the future. We thank you for granting us our ever loving and supportive parents and by making them your representatives. Help us carry out conscientiously by ready and cheerful obedience to our father and mother. Let us be ever attentive to their wishes, eager to make them happy and patient to accept their corrections, all these we pray in your most holy name. Amen.
II. THE ENTRANCE OF COLORS The Emcee calls (Sctr. Sarah Salas ) for the Entrance of Colors: Please all rise for the Entrance of Colors and remain standing for the Philippine National Anthem. The Emcee calls the person in-charge. Bitbit Sagisag ….. TA III. THE PHILIPPINE NATIONAL ANTHEM The Philippine National Anthem – Scout Salute! The Emcee: Please remain standing for the Panunumpa ng Katapatan sa Watawat ng Pilipinas to be lead by Senior Scout. Wea Navellas .
IV. PANUNUMPA NG KATAPATAN SA WATAWAT NG PILIPINAS Facing the audience Let’s recite the PanunumpangKatapatansaWatawatngPilipinas in unison. Facing the Philippine Flag - Scout Sign! The Person In-Charge recites the Pledge. After the recitation.Ready front! The Emcee calls the Principal or Representative to give the Opening & Welcome Remarks: and to give us the Opening & Welcome Remarks, please welcome ________________, (designation) of (name of school). V. THE OPENING AND WELCOME REMARKS (Person In-Charge delivers Opening & Welcome Remarks) To our Scout Officials, Council Scout Executive, My beloved Scouts, Parents and Guardians, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen – Good Morning. First, I would like to extend my warmest welcome and greetings to everyone here at the (name of the school). Being the Institutional Head, it is indeed an honor and pleasure for to welcome you all and officially opens this year’s Outfit Investiture Ceremony. For the past years, Scouting has always been a partner of the Department of Education in stilling the desirable values and character of our beloved students. We shall start this year with high hopes as we formally accept new members in Scouting, with promise to nurture a culture of peace as we ground our students for Skills & Self Reliance, Citizenship Training and Character Building. All these shall raise-up new breed of future leaders of our society. Once again, on behalf of (name of the school), please accept our warmest welcome, congratulations in advanced, Thank you very much and Mabuhay KayongLahat! Emcee: Thank you very much ___________________, for such a wonderful words of welcome and opening our ceremony this afternoon. We shall now have our Outfit Investiture Ceremony Proper. Let’s all welcome (The Session Leader) Outfit Advisor to formally officiate our ceremony. VI. THE OUTFITINVESTITURE CEREMONY PROPER The Outfit Advisor: “Senior Crew leader, bring the candidates forward.” (SPL escorts the candidates in front of the stage, facing the Outfit Advisor, back to audience. SPL stands in front).
Outfit Advisor: “You have presented yourself before this Outfit and asked to be made Scouts. Is this your own wish?” Participants: “Sir, yes sir!” Outfit Advisor: “In this ceremony you will be received into this Outfit and into the world brotherhood of Scouting. Before you is a single, lighted candle. It represents the Spirit of Scouting. The Scout Ideals as contained in the Scout Oath and Law present a code for living and a standard of conduct that must be observed by all members of the Scouting Movement at all times. Scout spirit is living every day in accordance with our Scout Ideals. You show it in the way you act and the things you say and do in Scouting as well as in your daily life. As you become Scouts you will learn more about the Scouting Spirit. The law of the Outfit is the Scout Law. It is know and followed by millions of Scouts. You will learn and follow this law, too. The Senior Crew Leader will now lead the rededication of the Scout Oath & Law. Participants pledge themselves to the Scout Oath and Law. (The Lightning of 3 Main Candles which represents 3 Main Duty of a Scout namely Duty to God and Country, Duty to Others and Duty to Self followed by the lightning of 12 candles w/c symbolizes the 12 point of the Scout Law, the 12 candles will be lit by 12 Scouts individually, one at a time after it was mentioned.) The SPL leads the Scout A, B, & C in reciting the Duties and lighting of the three (3) main candles. Each Scout/Participant approaches the single lighted candle and lit their candle and proceeds in the lectern/podium. Each Scout/Participant reads their part before the audience. SCOUT A: “On my honor, /I will do my best/ to do my duty/ to God and my Country, the republic of the Philippines (lights the center candle) On My Honor…Honor is your most precious and sacred possession in life. It includes your good name, your integrity and good reputation. When you commit yourself to the Scout Oath, you promise to live by its precepts in order to give meaning and idealism to your way of life. I will Do My Best… In everything you do, you promise to do the best you can. If anything worth doing is worth doing at all, it is worth doing well. Doing your best is your personal challenge. Always strive to do your best in everything you do.
To Do My Duty to God and My Country…We, who belong to the Scout Movement believe in God. We may not all worship Him in the same way, but we are one in our faith and belief that He is the supreme Being, our Lord and Master. To do your duty to God, you must worship Him and follow His teaching according to your own religious beliefs. You will find happiness in life if you faithfully do your duty to God. SCOUT B: “On my honor/ I will do my best to obey the Scout Law, and To help other people at all times;/(lights left candle) And to Obey the Scout Law… In trying to live up to the Scout Oath – you will need the Scout Law to guide you. The twelve points of the Scout Law are our norm of conduct as we travel along the Scouting trail through life. Thus, you are asked to commit yourself to the Scout Oath and Law as your way of life. To Help Other People at All Times… One reason why Scouting has flourished in this country is because it has received the willing support of the public. Scouting merits this support because Scouts have demonstrated that they are useful members of society. This is evident when Scouts perform rescue work in case of disaster – fires, earthquakes, typhoons and floods. During emergencies anywhere, Scouts are always among the first to volunteer for service and perform tasks which are ordinarily belong to adults. In normal times, Scouts have shown that they are ready to participate and even initiate community and service projects that benefit the community. The spirit of service is in the heart of all true Scouts. SCOUT C: “On my honor/ I will do my best/ To keep myself physically strong/ Mentally awake,/ And morally straight. (Lights right candle). To Keep My Self Physically Strong…By now, you have learned certain rules of health and hygiene in school which if observed will help you live a healthy and happy life. Sound minds swell in sound bodies. If you want to have an alert mind and be always ready to serve others, you must keep yourself physically healthy and strong. Mentally Awake… Being mentally awake reflects mental alertness and mental health. It is not a enough that a Scout is physically healthy; he must be mentally awake too. His reflexes, his responses, his movements must be ready to respond to his needs and the needs of the situation. And Morally Straight…A Scout always must be a model of moral uprightness. His norm of conduct must be beyond reproach. His thought, words and deeds should always reflect his high ideals and sound moral values. NARRATION/VOICE OVER OR ASSIGNED TO 12 SELECTED SCOUTS/PARTICIPANTS EMCEE: The Scout Law. Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean and Reverent.” (Each Scout/Participant approaches the center stage, lit their candle and recites each point of the Scout Law).
A Scout is Trustworthy… A Scout tells the truth. He keeps his promises. Honesty is part of his code of conduct. People can always depend on him. A Scout is Helpful… A Scout is concerned about other people. He willingly volunteers to help others without expecting payment or reward. A Scout is Friendly… A Scout is friend to all. He is a brother to other Scouts. He seeks to understand others. He respects those with ideas and customs that are different from his own. A Scout is Courteous… A Scout is polite to everyone regardless of age and position. He knows that good manners make it easier for other people to get along together. A Scout is Kind… A Scout understands there is strength in being gentle. He treats others as he wants to be treated. He does not harm nor kill any living creature needlessly but will strive to save and protect all harmless life. A Scout is Obedient… A Scout follows the rules of his family, school and Outfit. He obeys the law of his community and country. A Scout is Cheerful… A Scout looks for the bright side of life. He cheerfully does task that come his way. He tries to make others happy. A Scout is Thrifty… A Scout works to pay his way and to help others. He saves for the future. He protects and conserves natural resources. He carefully uses his time and property. A Scout is Brave… A Scout can face danger even if he is afraid. He has courage to stand for what he thinks is right even if others laugh at him or threaten him. A Scout is Clean… A Scout keeps his body and mind fit and clean. He goes round with those who believe in living these same ideals. He keeps his home and community clean. A Scout is Reverent… A Scout is reverent towards God. He is faithful in his religious duties. He respects the belief of others. The Outfit Advisor: “You have heard the words of the Scout Oath and the twelve points of the Scout Law. Do you accept these three duties and the twelve points of this law as a Scout?” Participants: “Yes, we are!” The Outfit Advisor: “Do you promise to do your best to live and pledge yourself to learn and follow the Scout Oath & Law?” Participants: “Yes, we are!” Outfit Advisor: “Very well. We began in almost total darkness. Now in the light of these candles, we can see one another well and have renewed ourselves in the
Spirit of the Scout Oath & Scout Law. Now, I shall call your Senior Crew Leader to lead the recitation of the Senior Scout Code. The Senior Crew Leader: to all our newly invested Senior Scouts, please raise your right hand in Scout Sign and repeat after me: THE SENIOR SCOUT CODE As a Senior Scout Citizen, I will live the Scout Oath and Law, the Scout Motto, and the Senior Scout Slogan; I will be familiar with the Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines, especially my rights and obligations as a Filipino citizen; I will share in the responsibilities of my home, school, church, neighbourhood, community, and country; I will deal fairly and kindly with my fellowmen in the spirit of the Scout Law; I will work to preserve our Filipino heritage, aware that the privileges we enjoy were won by hard work, sacrifice, clear thinking, and faith of our forefathers; I will do everything in my power to pass on a better Philippines to the next generation.
The Senior Crew Leader: I shall now call our Asst. Senior Crew Leader for the Presentation of the Scout Badge. The Asst. Senior Crew Leader: My fellow Scouts, before you is the Scout Badge. The Scout Badge is composed of the trefoil and the scroll with an overhand knot attached to it. Each point of the three pointed trefoil, which is the main part of the Scout Badge, represents the three points of the Scout Oath, namely – duty to God and Country, Duty to Others and Duty to Self. The single band joining the three points of the trefoil symbolizes Unity and Universal Brotherhood. The design and color inside the trefoil which is derived from our flag have the same symbolism and meaning. The stars further symbolize the ideals of faith, truth and knowledge, the foundation of Scout Citizenship. The Scroll with the Scout Motto turned up at its end is a symbolic reminder of the eight point of the Scout Law, “A Scout is Cheerful.” The rope attached below the scroll serves as a reminder to the Scout to do a good turn to someone every day, the slogan being “Do a Good Turn Daily.” As your personal commitment, do promise to depend and uphold the highest traditions and noble ideals of the Scout Badge as member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement and the Boy Scouts of the Philippines? Participants: “Sir, Yes, sir!” The Asst. Senior Crew Leader: Very well, with that, I’m with you in this endeavour. I shall now call our Outfit Scribe for the commitment to the Scout Motto.
The Outfit Scribe: As previously mentioned in the part of the Scout Badge is the Scout Motto, which is “LagingHanda” or “Be Prepared”. The motto reminds a Scout of the meaning and purpose of his membership and the training he gets from Scouting. A Scout is being prepared and trained for responsible citizenship and servant leadership. As he requires the necessary knowledge and skills in Scouting, his mind is conditioned and he is able to offer the same knowledge and skills not only for himself but in the service of others. Scouting therefore, is a preparation and readiness to serve others, hence our Scout Motto “LagingHanda.” Do you accept this motto as your own and promise to live with it in your daily lives? Participants: “Sir, Yes, sir!” The Outfit Scribe: I am glad and happy to hear your commitment to our Scout Motto. Now, I shall now call our Outfit Quartermaster for the presentation of the Senior Scout Slogan. The Outfit Quartermaster: The Senior Scout Slogan is “Once a Scout always a Scout”. In the case maybe, our Slogan will be simple reminder for all us, even though we ceased to be a fine young men - in this little world, we will always be a Scout not only in uniform but more so in thoughts, words and deeds. Do subscribe in the our Senior Scout Slogan? Participants: “Yes, we are!” The Outfit Quartermaster: Very well then, I am one with you, this slogan – Once a Scout always a Scout, may we always be. I shall now call our Outfit Treasurer for the commencement of the Scout Salute and the Scout Sign. The Outfit Treasurer: My fellow Scouts, before us are the Philippine Flag and the BSP Flag, and as sign of respect, let us execute the Scout Sign. The Scout Sign is made with the right hand palm forward with forefinger, middle and ring pointed upward, the thumb folded over the little finger. The forearm forms a right angle with the upper arm which is horizontally in line with the shoulder. The three fingers pointing upward indicate the three components of the Scout trefoil. They also signify that a Scout reaches upward to bigger and nobler Ideals. The thumb and little finger joined together represent the unity of the Scouting Movement and symbolize the bond of brotherhood of all Scouts all over the world. The Scout Sign is used by Scouts when he makes a solemn pledge, while reciting the Scout Oath and Law, as well as the PanunumpasaWatawat. It is also used as a greeting or recognition sign among Scouts and Scouts all over the World. Ready front! Fellow Scouts, Scout Salute! The Scout salute is made with the right handin the Scout sign. The hand isbrought up smartly (taking the shortest distance) with the forefinger touching the edge of the right eyebrow. If wearing a brimmed cap or
hat, the forefinger must touch the brim slightly to side of the right eye. When in uniform, the salute is rendered as a sign of respect to the flag and the National Anthem. It is also used between Scouts and Scouters as a sign of courtesy and respect. We shall now have the presentation of the Senior Scout Medallion to lead by our Senior Crew Leader The Senior Crew Leader: Fellow Scouts, before you is the symbolic presentation of our Senior Scout Medallion. THE SENIOR SCOUT MEDALLION / EMBLEM It represents all that Senior Scouting stands for. The red double S letter embossed in a field of gold and represented as a winding road leading to the distant horizon symbolizes the exciting outdoor trails of life which a Senior Scout must take in adventure filled journey to good citizenship. The golden field upon which the double letter S is lain symbolizes those golden values that every Senior Scout must strive to possess as he goes through life. The trefoil on the emblem reminds him that, as a Senior Scout, he belongs to a world-wide brotherhood of young people committed to a life of selfless service to God, Country and Fellowmen. The double S also represents the three (3) sections of the Senior Scout programs namely the Land, Sea and Air Scouting. It symbolizes the pathways traveled by Land Scouts as they wind their way through the woods. It also symbolizes the red sails of sailboats that flaps in the wind as Sea Scouts go into an adventurous voyage along the coast. So.too, does it symbolizes the flight curvature of spaceships hurling into infinity as Air Scouts set their sights on a highly challenging odyssey into the future. The double S is represented in the red for the courageous spirit that Senior Scouts must exemplify on their joyful journey to a better life. I shall now call our Assistant Outfit Advisor to lead the presentation of the Scout Neckerchief and the Wooden Carabao Slide before our acceptance and donning ceremony. The Assistant Outfit Advisor: My fellow Scouts, before you is the Scout Neckerchief and the Carabao Slide, allow me to present to you its symbolism before the donning ceremony. Our Neckerchief represents as the identity and basic uniform of a Scout…The Universality of the Scout Movement Serves as many practical purposes such as Bandage and tourniquet, Signal Flags during emergencies, In absence of ropes, may also be joined together to be used as one and Protects the head from the heat of the sun. The Wooden Carabao Head as Slide… The symbol of hard work, humility, perseverance and strength… An animal of burden which is so valuable, an asset to
the Filipino farmer. It Exemplifies kindness, friendliness, hospitality, persistence which are held highly by every Filipino and Our national possesses “good character”, which also render selfless service to all. prepare yourselves and accept your charge as we request your guardians to lead the Neckerchief Donning Ceremony.
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VII. THE DONNING OF THE NECKERCHIEF The Outfit Advisor: May we request all parents and guardians to don the neckerchiefs of their sons as symbol of acceptance in the Scout Movement. The Outfit Advisor: “And now for the official acceptance, let us all welcome our Institutional Head/Principal. The Institutional Head/Principal: “By the authority vested in me by the Boy Scouts of the Philippines,Manila Council, and as the Institutional Head of the(name of school) I now officially declare you as full fledge member of Scout Outfit No. 374 of Eulogio “AMANG” Rodriguez Vocational High School You may now accept your Membership IDs from your Scout Officials in the presence of your loved ones the symbol of your membership. Welcome to the Troop! Best Scouting Wishes and Thank You very much! (Play the song “On My Honor”)
VIII. THE PRESENTATION OF THE INSTITUTIONAL CHARTER The Outfit Advisor: and now to completely fulfil your membership, we shall now have the Presentation of the Institutional Charter by our Council Scout Executive. The Council Scout Executive: before I formally present this Charter, allow me to express my sincerest thanks to your Outfit Advisor, your Institutional Head and Representative, Outfit Committee Chairman and Members and most especially to your parents and guardians to giving you this opportunity to join this noble movement. Once, again please accept my deepest gratitude and commendation for a job well done, making Scouting possible for boys and prepare our youth for responsible citizenship and servant leadership. I shall now read the contents of this Institutional Charter certifying your full pledge membership. The Council Scout Executive reads the content of the Institutional Charter and presents it to the Institutional Head. Congratulations to everyone and Best Scouting Wishes!
IX. THE OUTFIT INSTALLATION CEREMONY (Optional)
The Outfit Advisor: Once again, allow me to express my sincerest thanks and gratitude to all your parents and guardians for allowing you join the noble cause of the Scout Movement. Now, let us all welcome back your Senior Crew Leader to lead the Outfit Installation Ceremony. The Senior Crew Leader: As mandated in our Institutional Charter, We shall now have our Outfit Installation Ceremony, Crew Leaders, kindly organize your members surrounding our Outfit Flag. Put your left hand at the shoulders of the Scout in front of you and execute a Scout Sign and repeat after me. I, (state your name) of Outfit No. _______ of the (name of Sponsoring Institution), having been admitted as bona fide member of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines, National Capital Region, Manila Council. And do hereby solemnly swear, to uphold the highest ideals of the Scout Oath and Law; and obey the Constitution and ByLaws of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines as stipulated in our Institutional Charter. I promise to render selfless service to my home, school, church, neighbourhood, community and country and be at its disposal anytime. “On my honor, I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country, the Republic of the Philippines, and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong mentally awake and morally straight.” So help me God. Fellow Scouts, Congratulations! And Best Scouting Wishes!
The Senior Crew Leader: You may now extend your SCOUTS’ LEFT HANDSHAKE to your fellow Scouts as sign of brotherhood and acceptance. Scouts all over the world use the Scout Handshake. Scouts everywhere greet each other with a warm left handshake. Using it makes one feel that he belongs to the world brotherhood of Scouting and that he is one among the millions of Scout in various parts of the world dedicated to the same ideal of service. X. THE INTRODUCTION OF THE GUEST SPEAKER THE EMCEE: Congratulations to everyone! Now, it’s time for us to reaffirm the values that we commit to fulfill, with that, allow me to introduce to you our Guest Speaker for this afternoon. He/She is no other than _____________________________________________, (designation) The Emcee introduces the Guest Speaker. XI. THE INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE The Guest Speaker delivers his/her Speech. Having been a witness with this kind of ceremony is indeed an inspiration in itself, what else could I ask for? Now, my beloved Scouts, my message for you today is a just gentle reminder from the movie Spider Man, recalling the scene when the old dying Uncle Ben reminded the young Peter Parker, that with “Great Power Comes Great Responsibility”. Another remarkable line in the same movie series is when Pater Parker was breaking up with his dream girl MJ and said “Sometimes
to do what is right, we have to give up the things we want the most, even our dream”. Now, what have these messages got to do with our Investiture Ceremony? The moment you decided to join the Scout Movement, you already have acquired the Scouts’ “Great Power”, having the ability to train oneself in Scout Craft for Skills and Self Reliance, Citizenship and Character Building. Another great power that comes within is the very good side of human thought, which is service, the opportunity to serve other people, be of service to our neighborhood, community and country. Having all these powers within comes great responsibility, having great sense of responsibility is an outward sign of servant leadership, trustworthiness and self-discipline. You may find it difficult to stick and fulfill our Oath and Law, especially during tough times, and may come across compromising circumstances. When this time comes, always be reminded that a Scout has a positive outlook in life, he often look at the bright side of things instead of the gloomy ones – seeing the glass of water as half full rather than half empty. As the eight point of the Scout Law reminds us – A Scout is Cheerful, despite of difficult situations, he manages to keep his temper and whistle at life’s challenges. Now, to end, my message let me share with you another practical guide as we traverse our great journey called life... The tale is all about the Parable of the Pencil. One day the Pencil Maker shares 5 most important lessons in life with his pencils. First, always be reminded that as pencil, whatever you do will always leave a mark. Secondly, you can always correct the mistakes you made. The third one is always remember that what matters most is what is inside you. The fourth one, always remember that in life, you will undergo painful sharpening which will make you a better pencil. Lastly, is to be the best pencil that you can be and allow yourselves to be held and guided by the hand that holds. God Bless us all, Mabuhay KayongLahat, Congratulations and Thank you very much! The Emcee thanks the speaker and calls a Parent or Guardian (a member of the Institutional Scouting Committee) to give the Closing Remarks.
XII. THE CLOSING REMARKS First, I would like to extend my warmest greetings and congratulations to everyone, especially to our parents and guardians, Scout Officials and my beloved Scouts. As I carefully observe the ceremony, it was really an eye-opener and enlightenment at the same. A very timely call to renew our desirable customs and traditions, morale values and character through Scouting. Having your commitment to the Scout Ideals shall help strengthen the moral fiber of our society, with the Scouts as future servant leaders. I would just like to summarize my remarks in two challenging rules – rule #1 is to try live up with the ideals of the Scout Oath & Law, with much courage and perseverance – rule #2, during tough times and challenging years try not to compromise rule #1. And God, our great Scoutmaster will help you to do it. Again, congratulations and happy Scouting. XIII. THE CLOSING PRAYER
Let’s bow down our heads, join us and be with our God’s loving presence. Dear Lord, we thank thee, for gracing our Outfit Investiture Programme. As this ceremony comes to an end, we humbly beg for your guidance. Lord, make us TRUSTWORTHY; so we can lead if we can be trusted. Lord, make us LOYAL; always true and faithful to our God, to our country and to our fellowmen. Lord, make us HELPFUL; teach us to follow what You said: “I did not come to be served but to serve.” Lord, make us FRIENDLY; a friend can only be a true friend when he does not look after his self-interest but the welfare of his friends. Lord, make us COURTEOUS;You always taught us to be gentle as doves and to be meek as lambs. Lord, make us KIND; mercy can only be obtained if we also show mercy to others. Lord, make us OBEDIENT; our love is better expressed in our obedience to Your laws, to the laws of our country and the Scout Oath and Law. Lord, make us CHEERFUL; we can only understand the meaning of happiness when we have learned to share with others. Lord, make us THRIFTY; not a miser but one who understands that there is always a tomorrow to prepare for. Lord, make us BRAVE; not brave to inflict pain on others but brave to uphold truth and to abhor lies; brave to do good and brave to avoid wrongs. Lord, make me CLEAN; for You once said: “Only the clean of heart shall see God.” Make me clean in thought, in words and in deeds. Lord, make us REVERENT; Teach me to love You with all my heart, with all my mind and with all my strength. Lord, my Scouting started with You, let my Scouting end with You, the Great Scoutmaster of all. All these we pray in your most holy name. AMEN. XIV. THE EXIT OF COLORS XV. THE SCOUT BENEDICTION Scout Sign Post! “May the Great Scout Master, of all Scouts, Be with us, until we meet again”
Materials & Devices: Philippine Flag
School Flag with Stand twelve (12) and four (4) big candles for the Scout Oath & Law, Candle Holder, The Scout Badge, Neckerchief & Slide, Sounds & PA System, Spacious Function Hall or Auditorium and Chairs Certificates