June Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 6, Issue 10

Space the New Frontier (Webelos Traveler, & Artist)


Do your Best is the Cub Scout Motto.
Family Induction Ceremony
York Adams Council

Adopted from Detroit Area Council 1985 Pow Wow Book

This ceremony can be used to induct the newly crossed-over Tigers into the Pack family.


· Two blue candles and two yellow or gold candles in a holder, lit

· Four large cards with C-U-B-S on them

· Wolf Book, neckerchief, etc. for each boy

People: Cubmaster and 4 leaders as "voices"

Cubmaster: These candles are Cub Scouting's colors, blue and gold, and they represent the fun and adventure we hope you will find in Cub Scouting. The four letters you see here spell "Cubs," but they stand for something special, too.

First Voice: The "C" stands for courtesy. A Cub Scout is courteous to everyone—his friends, older people, teachers, and especially his parents.

Second Voice: The "U" stands for unity. When a boy joins a Pack, his parents join with him. In the den and pack, he also learns how to get along with others.

Third Voice: The "B" stands for bravery. The Cub Scout is brave enough to stand up for the things he thinks are right. He believes in honesty, equality, and fair play.

Fourth Voice: The "S" stands for service. The Cub Scout promises to help other people and he tries to spread good will in every way he can.

Cubmaster: We also need your help to make the Pack go and need you to accept special tasks when you're asked to help us. Parents, do you pledge to also help out with the den and pack?

[Parents give assent.]

Cubmaster: [Hands boys their Wolf books, neckerchiefs, etc.] Welcome to our Pack.

"Bridge into Cub Scouts"
MDSC Pow-Wow materials - origin unknown
York Adams Council

Tiger Cub Coordinator: (Call Tigers forward by name and their parent) As a group you have taken part in Big Ideas together and now the time has come for you to go forth and seek new adventures through Cub Scouting.

Would all Tigers and parents repeat the Tiger Cub Promise after me:
I promise to love God, my family and my country
And to learn about the world.
Akela! I present to you these Tiger Cubs and their parent; who have participated in the Big Ideas Program and are ready to broaden their minds through the Cub Scouting Program.

Cubmaster: Tiger Cubs, we are happy to welcome you and your parents across the bridge into Cub Scouting and Pack [number]. (Boys and parents cross bridge with parent following his son)

I'm sure you have had a lot of fun as Tiger Cubs and as recognition for your work, I present you with your Tiger Graduation certificate and badge. I would also like to present the Tiger parent pin, which you may now present to your parent.

As a Cub Scout, I promise you will have even more fun than as a Tiger. As your first act as Cub Scouts, I'm going to ask you to repeat after me the Cub Scout Promise and the Law of the Pack. (Show them the Cub Scout Sign and read each line, waiting for them to repeat the line before continuing.)

Cub Scout Promise
I ________, promise to do my best,
To do my duty,
To God and my country,
To help other people, and
To obey the Law of the Pack

Law of the Pack
The Cub Scout follows Akela.
The Cub Scout helps the Pack go.
The Pack helps the Cub Scout grow.
The Cub Scout gives goodwill.

Turning to our new Cub Scout Parents, your son will need you to continue to assist him along the Cub Scout Trail. If you are willing to accept these responsibilities, signify by saying "I will."

Please place your left hand on your sons shoulder, and give the Cub Scout sign with your right hand and repeat after me:

Parent Promise
I ______ promise to do my best
To help my son to be a good Cub Scout
To encourage him to fulfill the Cub Scout Promise and obey the Law of the Pack.
To assist him in his Cub Scout achievements and electives,
To cooperate with the Den Leader, Cubmaster, and Pack Committee members, and
To participate actively in Cub Scouting.

On behalf of Pack [number], I'd like to welcome our newest Cub Scouts and their parents. (All Clap)

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