Written by Bryab Low, Assistant Sixer & Scribe
I woke up early and was in school at 8.10 a.m. because some of the Akela candidates had to be in school early to learn more about how to get the Akela award.
After that, we went back to the kidzone at 9.00a.m., and then started with the usual horseshoe. We then we started getting ready for the investiture and we learned about the various moves we needed to do for the investiture. It was very fun to be doing the moves all over again and I remembered my first year and my investiture and I was sure that the new recruits were very proud.
Once the recruits were all familiarised with the various moves, we started the investiture.
There were many of the new recruits’ parents taking photos of their child/children. They were also very certainly proud of their child/children for being a scout.
When Trisha, the senior Sixer, asked the Sixers to present their recruits, the Sixer would answer, “yes, senior Sixer!” Then, the Sixer would bring his or her assistant Sixer and recruits to the front and then the recruits would say the scout promise and commit to being a scout.
All of the Sixes went to the front to present their recruits before all of us went back into Indian file and many sounds of relief were heard as some people were tired from the standing.
After the investiture, we were quite early and so the scout leaders decided to conduct the Job week briefing early.
We all walked to the teaching lab and sat down in our respective Sixes. The parents and the recruits were then taught about the various parts of job week. Why we do it, when we do it etc.
We were then dismissed and we went either to the bus bay to be picked up by our parents or to walk home directly. We had a fun time watching the recruits show their parents their scarfs and black books. We then went home happily looking forward to the actual job week.