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The Presentation of a Rover

The following pages were originally written by Lord Baden-Powell, our Founder, when he started Rovers in 1918.  They describe the Investiture of a Rover and the Vigil, a period of self-examination which precedes the investiture. These two elements taken together constitute the Presentation of a Rover.

Some process of self-examination and an investiture are essential to emphasize the fact that a Rover is undertaking specific responsibilities. The degree of ceremony used by Crews may be varied from the form described here according to the wishes and traditions of the Crew and the individual being invested but it is desirable that within these limits the same format be used by all.

The central idea is that a young person, before becoming a Rover, shall with the aid of questions drawn up by the Founder and in accordance with their own interpretation of the Scout Law and Promise as applicable to their age, quietly think out what they are doing with their life and whether they are prepared to accept being a Rover as guided by the Scout law and Promise.

The Rover Skipper ( RS) should make quite clear to the Rover Squires that they should not make or renew the Promise until they feel that they can honestly accept it and do their best to live by its code. Scouting in all its branches is voluntary, and this cannot be made too clear to Rover Squires.

The Reception of a Rover Squire

The Vigil

The Investiture of a Rover Squire

The Traditional Rover Handbook






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