June Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 6, Issue 10

Space the New Frontier (Webelos Traveler, & Artist)

ADVANCEMENT CEREMONIES

Rocket Advancement
Denver Area Council

Personnel: Cubmaster, Assistant Cubmaster, Cub Scouts receiving awards, their parents.

Equipment: Large cardboard rocket made with four stages and a capsule.

Cut small windows in each section. Cover with colored cellophane paper. Attach a flash light or candle behind each stage to show each rank. Have the Assistant Cubmaster light each section as the boys are called forward.

Cubmaster: As the rocket reaches toward the stars in stages, so it is in Cub Scouting. The first stage is

Bobcat. Would the following boys and their parents please come forward? (Read names and present awards.)

The second stage in your journey is Wolf, which carries you through the atmosphere. Would the following boys and their parents please come forward? (Read boys names and present awards.)

The third stage is Bear. Now you have broken through the atmosphere and are hurtling through space. Would the following boys and their parents please come forward? (Read boys names and present awards.)

The fourth stage is Webelos. You are just about ready to enter orbit. Would the following boys and their parents please come forward? (Read boys names and present awards.)

The fifth and final stage in your journey through Cub Scouting is the hardest to achieve and has taken a lot

of hard work, but you made it. You have now achieved orbit. Would the following boys and their parents

please come forward to receive the highest award in Cub Scouts, the Arrow of Light? (Read boys names and present awards.)

Flying Saucer Ceremony
Greater St. Louis Area Council

Personnel: Cubmaster, Webelos Den Leaders, and an adult who can sail a Frisbee well.
Equipment: Several Frisbees. Tape badges of rank, arrow points, Webelos Activity pins, and Webelos badges to the Frisbees.

Station the Frisbee thrower some distance away, perhaps behind the audience.

After a leader has called forward the award winners and their parents, he calls for the appropriate awards from "outer space" and suddenly a "flying saucer" arrives with the awards.

Starfighter Pilot Advancement
Heart of America Council

Personnel: Someone dressed as a Starfighter Pilot from the future and Cubmaster.

Cubmaster: What's that noise? Is it Starfighter engine? [No response from audience. Cubmaster asks audience to make a rocket engine sound.] Yes, I believe that is a Starfighter rocket engine.

Person dressed like a Starfighter pilot enters the room. [The pilot goes to the Cubmaster and salutes.]

Pilot: Starfighter Pilot reporting to Cub Scout Advancement Ceremony sir. [Cubmaster returns salute.]

Pilot: News on the intergalactic radio advises that you have a Cub Scout advancing to the rank of ____. Is this true? Am I in the right galaxy?

Cubmaster: Yes, Starfighter, you are correct. We do have a Cub Scout of this status. Will ___ and his parent come forward?

Pilot: As a Starfighter Pilot, there are only a few truly important duties that I am called upon to perform. One of them is the Webelos Advancement Ceremony. Not all boys obtain the rank of Webelos. Therefore, Mr. & Mrs. ___ it is my proud duty to present you with the Webelos badge for you to bestow upon your son.

Cubmaster: [Instructs parents and boy to please be seated.] Starfighter you would be welcome to stay at our Pack meeting.

Pilot: Thank you sir but I must blast off. Pilot salutes Cubmaster and exits the room.

[Pilot returns to room.]

Pilot: Sir, could you please assist me in blast off.

Cubmaster: Will the audience please assist the Pilot in starting his rocket engines.

Pilot leaves room again and Cubmaster quiets engine sound.

Pack Ceremony for Arrow Points
West Michigan Shores Council

Cubmaster: Tonight we have some Wolves and Bears who have been hard at work on their electives and so ___ of them have done enough to earn their gold under Wolf or Bear and _____ of them will receive silver arrows tonight. As I read your names I would like the following boys and parents to come up onto the stage with parents standing in back of their son. [Read list of boys and whether gold or silver arrow, and under which badge].

It gives me great pleasure to award these arrow points to you Scouts tonight. As I read your names the assistant Cubmaster, Mr./Mrs. ___ will hand you the awards with our congratulations for a job well done.

After this is done, the Cubmaster then says: "These boys have learned how to make and do many useful and fun things while working on these electives. For each ten projects he completes, he receives an arrow point, so you can see that these boys have been busy Scouts indeed. For all their fine efforts, we're going to give them a special applause stunt." [Have other boys stand and give an applause stunt.]

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