Volume 6 Issue 6
January 2000

CLOSING CEREMONY

Baden-Powell Had A Vision

York Adams Council

 

The following closing could be done by a Den of boys standing up front and reciting together the first eight lines or have one of them as narrator, take a few steps forward and say:

 

Baden Powell had a vision,

That he made come true,

So now we can enjoy Scouting,

And have fun while we do.

While he wasn't an American,

He's become famous to us,

Earning though America,

Our admiration and trust.

 

An adult leader dressed as Baden Powell comes out, faces the audience, and says:

 

Now may the Spirit of Scouting,

Be with both young and old.

As you remember again,

The meaning of Blue and Gold.

May you strive for truth and spirituality,

In the warm sunlight under the sky above,

As you bring good cheer and happiness

With steadfast loyalty brought through love.

 

Good Night and Happy Scouting!!

 

Scouting's Birthday
York Adams Council

 

Cubmaster: This month we celebrate Scouting's (formula is CURRENT YEAR minus 1930) birthday in the United States. Everywhere Scouts are taking time to listen to the story of Scouting and to rededicate themselves to the aims and purposes of our movement. Scouting was started in England by Lt. General Robert Baden-Powell, a British war hero. Guided by his experience in training Army scouts, Baden-Powell made Scouting for boys an outdoor program with ideals... a way of thinking and living, a way of doing things.

 

Today Scouting is still a program filled with fun and adventure. It is learning worthwhile skills that train us to be responsible citizens. It is the Spirit of All who worked to make our nation great. More than 4 million boys and leaders are registered in Scouting in the U.S. today. Men who earned badges as Scouts now sit on the Supreme Court bench and in Chambers of Congress. Others hold important offices in our government, business and industry. Former President John F. Kennedy was the first president who had been a Boy Scout. Former President Gerald Ford is an Eagle Scout. Many of our astronauts were Scouts. More and more men, trained as Scouts, are taking their places in today's world as responsible adult leaders. This (#) anniversary of Scouting and (#) anniversary of Cub Scouting is a time to recommit ourselves to the goals of Scouting... character, citizenship, and personal fitness.

 

Will you all stand with me now and repeat the Cub Scout Promise as we rededicate ourselves to the purposes of Scouting.

 

Dinner Closing
York Adams Council

 

Adopted from the Crossroads of America Council 1982 Pow Wow Book.

 

Setting: Have a single large candle at each Blue & Gold Banquet table, with a leader to light it. Extinguish the house lights and light table candles.

 

Cubmaster: Cub Scouting is part of family life in more than 60 countries around the world. In all these countries, on an evening such as this, Cub Scouts are joining in the Promise and the Cub Scout Motto. What is the motto?

 

Cub Scouts: Do Your Best

 

Cubmaster: As we face each other across our tables, let's look at the candle's flame and silently thank God for the friendships was are privileged to share.

 

(Pause for silent prayer.)

 

Now, please join me in the Scout Benediction.

 

May the great Master
Of all Scouts
Be with us
Till we meet again.

 

Baden-Powell Closing
Simon Kenton Council

 

Baden-Powll had a vision
Which he made come true,
So that we may enjoy Scouting
and have fun things to do.
He wasn't an American, but he's famous to us.
He has earned in America our admiration and trust.

 

May the spirit of Scouting be with both young and old,
As you never forget the Blue and the Gold.
May you strive for Truth and Spirituality
In the warm Sunlight under the Sky above
May you bring good Cheer and Happiness to others
And have steadfast Loyalty and Love.

 

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