The official description on Investiture and Rededication, if you were to inquire with Girl Scouts is always something along the lines of:
“An investiture is a ceremony to welcome new girls or adults into Girl Scouting. It is a very meaningful step in the life of each person as she becomes active in Girl Scouts for the first time.
A rededication is a ceremony for girls and adults who have already been invested. It is a time for them to reaffirm their belief in the Girl Scout Promise and Law and to reflect upon the meaning of Girl Scouting in their lives. Usually it is held at the beginning of each Girl Scout year.
Because of the importance of these events, a beautiful and meaningful ceremony should be planned and carried out. Many troops/groups have a joint investiture and rededication ceremony each year.”
Due to the size and makeup of our troop, this is exactly what we do. This year the ceremony was organized by Co-Leader, Deedra.
Juniors partner with their Daisy buddies, since a lot of time Kinders can’t really read, and Brownies read each line of the law and what it meant to them. We then “link” all the lines of the law together and as a whole group (leaders included) rededicated ourselves to the mission of carrying out the work we just read. The girls light candles and sing “Make New Friends” to conclude the ceremony. It tends to be very moving!
As this is a special and somewhat “official” event, this is our first FULL UNIFORM event of the year. So, we take advantage and use it as an opportunity to take our “formal” troop photos. We take them for each troop level as well as a whole troop photo. Last year, our troop photo was used on the official Thank You card for our Council’s big fundraising event.
In addition to some of the Co-leaders, we would like to send special thanks to moms Amy F. and Chrissy W. for taking photos.