MSC held its Scout Investiture last September 26, 2014 with students ready to take their responsibility to the next level. Their fellow Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, parents and godparents attended the commencement ceremony.
The Girl Scouts Investiture was held first. Kyle Javier opened the program with a prayer followed by the colors; then singing of the Philippine National anthem. After that our very own principal, Ma’am Lerma Prudente welcomed the guests and of course the girls being invested to the new world of Scouting. After the warm welcome from the principal, the investing officers gave a little message then officially started the investing ceremony with the lighting of the big candles. This is followed by the lighting of the small candles by chosen scouts and cadets, and each one recited the Girl Scout Law. The investing officers started to invest each scout and cadet after the lighting of the candles. They made them recite the Girl Scout Promise and Law that served as their pass to the next level of scouting. They received new pins for their new chapter in scouting. All were very proud after receiving their new pins and wearing their own scarves put on them by their godparents. After the investing ceremony, the program proceeded with the celebration of Escoda Day.
The Escoda Day celebration started with the Escoda Hymn sung by the newly invested scouts and cadets with their fellow scouts. After that, the brief information about the beloved founder of the Girl Scout, Josefa Llanes Escoda, was read by each leader. A few songs were also dedicated to her. After all of that, scouts and cadets walked in circle for their contribution that was put in the basket while singing the Girl Scout theme.The Girl Scout Investiture ended with a message from Tita Au Punzalan which was followed by the retiring of colors.
After lunch is the start of the school’s class night. Excitement in the students’ eyes can be spotted. The program started with a demo on knot tying by Mrs. Rose Cleofe. She taught students some knots like; the basic, Square knot, Bowline, Sheet Bend, Two-half Hitches, Clove Hitch and Truckers knot. All scouts were enthusiastically minding their own knots. After the knot tying session, the scouts were given a chance to rest to be ready for the next game which was building a tower out of three long bond papers hosted by Miss Jinky Artillero and Miss Jhen Gonzales. All were serious in thinking on how to build one in just five minutes. In the end, the girl scouts won the game. Before the preparation for dinner, scouts were asked to prepare their own camp fire to be used for the camp fire session after scouts take their dinner. In the camp fire session, all were having fun in lighting their DIY mini camp fire. Pictures were taken and laughter filled the court. All were enjoying the night before they went to bed.
In the morning, Girl Scouts had a Scouts Own; a service that is usually short, often lasting no longer than 15 minutes. They are made up of a mixture of readings, prayers, reflections and music. After this session, all scouts were permitted to go home, bringing with them the fun, lessons, and memorable moments during these activities.