Investitures / Moving Section


Your child will usually be invested a few weeks after they have joined the section. They will need to have their new uniform for the investiture and will they will need to learn and understand the section promises and law which are below. There is a joining fee of £5 payable at investiture to cover the cost of the necker and badges

We welcome parents at all investitures.


Beavers have a Promise and Motto, but there is not a Beaver Scout Law.

The Beaver Scout Promise

I promise to do my best
To be kind and helpful
And to love God.

The Beaver Scout Motto

Be prepared


The Cub Scout Promise

I promise that I will do my best
To do my duty to God and to the Queen
To help other people
And to keep the Cub Scout Law.

 The Cub Scout Law

Cub Scouts always do their best
Think of others before themselves
And do a good turn every day.

The Cub Scout Motto:

Be Prepared

Scouts and Explorers

The Scout Promise

On my honour, I promise that I will do my best
To do my duty to God and to the Queen,
To help other people
And to keep the Scout Law

The Scout Law

  1. A Scout is to be trusted.
  2. A Scout is loyal.
  3. A Scout is friendly and considerate.
  4. A Scout belongs to the worldwide family of Scouts.
  5. A Scout has courage in all difficulties.
  6. A Scout makes good use of time and is careful of possessions and property.
  7. A Scout has self-respect and respect for others.

 The Scout Motto

Be Prepared

Moving Section

When the time comes to move up to the next age range we are aware that a young person can have mixed feelings: excitement at moving on, sadness at leaving friends behind. We want to make this transition as smooth as possible so they can settle into their new section.

There is no need to put your child on a waiting list for the next section as the section leaders will co-ordinate the transition. There is usually a transition period of about 6 weeks where your child will attend their current section meetings and the new section meeting. If your child has friends in their section that they want to move up with please make your section leader aware of this so that they can help if possible.

If your child has just moved up from Beavers to Cubs, or from Cubs to Scouts then they should wear the old uniform until they are invested. Your child will receive a new World Membership Badge (purple circle), a new Monmouthshire district badge (a black rectangle worn on the right sleeve) and a new Group name tape (above the County / district badge) when they are invested. Please transfer some of the old badges like the staged badges, years in Scouting badge and Chief Scout award if gained to the new uniform and continue to use the old necker.

There is no need to set up a new standing order for fees as fees are paid to the Group and not the Section.