Investiture & Rededication
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 (October).
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. Sample ceremonies can be found in the appropriate grade level ceremony sections.