Simon Kenton Council
For the ceremony to induct new Bobcats, the
Cubmaster writes on a blackboard or butcher paper the code:
"YLIMAF ELOHW EHT ROF -- GNITUOCS BUC.: (Cub
Scouting—for the whole family, written backwards. The Cubmaster should then call forward those boys to receive
Bobcat and their parents. Ask the boys
whether they can read the code. When
they have figured it out, then speak briefly on the parents' role in the
program. Award Bobcat badge and certificates.
For awarding Wolf and Bear badges. Arrow points,
and. Webelos awards have the Cubmaster act as emcee of an awards show,
announcing names of the advancing boys and explaining their achievements, while
the boys and their parents receive the badge from a pack committee member. On all the boys names could be written a
secret code (mixed-up order) and as they are called forward to receive the
award, they must figure out where their name is and their parents receive the
badge from a pack committee member. All
the boys names could be written in secret code (mixed up order) and they are
called forward to receive award, they must figure out where their name is.
Baden Powell’s Message
that this and other ceremonies should be reviewed and modified to suit the
specific awards being giving at the
meeting. This ceremony is written so
that any particular award can be used or omitted without impacting the whole of
you get my message?” Baden-Powell said to me.
It was a dream—it had to be. But
the voice kept asking me. “I want the
young boys to have something special—to help make them as special as they can
be,” the message continued.
them a program that helps them to grow.
For a starting point, give each of them the same requirements so that
they all understand what the program is, who they are in the program, and what
is expected of them.”
have done that,” I said. “We start the Cub Scouts in the Bobcat level. It gives them the basic requirements for
being a Cub Scout. And when they
complete that, they are recognized for their accomplishments with the awarding
of the Bobcat.”
And tonight we are proud to award the Bobcat badge to some of our Cub
Scouts. [List names of Bobcat
recipients and call them with their parents to the front of the room.]
parents the awards to present to the boys and congratulate them with the Cub
Scout handshake. Offer applause and ask
them to take their seats.]
just what they need,” BP said. “But they can’t stop there. We need these boys to grow, to reach their
potential. But not too hard that they
give up along the way.”
give the youngest boys the Wolf requirements.”
I responded. “These are 12
requirements that are geared to their age but that help them grow physically,
mentally, and spiritually. It also helps them to grow as understanding
citizens. When they complete these
requirements, they are awarded the rank of Wolf.”
so I’d like to call forward those boys who have been working on their Wolf
requirements and have completed them. [List names and invite them with their
parents to come forward.] [Hand out
badges to parents to give to the boys.
Congratulate them and offer a suitable applause. Have them sit down.]
“Yes.” I told him. “We don’t stop at that point.
The boys move up in age and school grade so they are ready for bigger
challenges. The challenges we present
in the Big Bear Book. Again they have
to complete 12 requirements, but they get to choose which ones they want to
said Baden-Powell. “Give them the opportunity to make some decisions. That will help them grow as well. And do you recognize them for their
do,” I said. “The boys who complete those requirements earn the rank of Bear.”
Will those boys who have completed their Bear requirements, please come
forward. [List off Bear candidate names
and invite them and their parents to the front of the room.]
parents the awards to present to the boys and congratulate them. Offer applause and ask them to take their
is what I was looking for,” he told me. “They
need program that helps them grow and recognizes them as they grow. You have more?”
the boys reach the 4th grade,” I
explained, “they begin the Webelos
program. This program is between what
they did as Cub Scouts and what they will do as Boy Scouts. It helps them prepare to become Boy Scouts.”
Will the boys from the Webelos dens who have completed their Webelos
requirements please come forward now.
[List names and invite them with their parents to come forward.] Hand parents the awards to present to the
boys and congratulate them. Offer
applause and ask them to take their seats.]
do they become Boy Scouts, then?” BP asked.
“It’s important that they continue in the program and do their
best.” “When the boys reach the age of
11, or finish the 5th grade, or when the Pack and Troop
decide they are ready to move up, they graduate from the Pack. But there is one other challenge we give
challenge is that?” He asked.
Arrow of Light. It signifies that they have done their best as Cub Scouts and
that they are fully prepare to become Boy Scouts. There is no greater honor a Webelos Scout can bring upon himself,
then to earn the Arrow of Light.”
OF LIGHT) Tonight, it is the Pack’s honor to award this highest achievement of
Cub Scouting on a select few from the Pack.
[List names and invite them with their parents to come forward.] Hand boys the parent's Arrow of Light pins
to present to their parents. Then give
parents the awards to present to the boys and congratulate them. Offer applause
and ask them to take their seats.] One
could almost hear him thinking, “You did get my message,“ he asked.
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