Dollars Opening Ceremonies
Crossroads of America
Cubs hold up large pieces of paper with the letters “D-O-L-L-A-R-S”
on them and say.
D –is for dollars, they help us to learn.
O –is for dough, the paper we earn.
L -is for “listen”, advice we can then hear.
L -is for learn, more and more each year
A -A is for Akela, the leader so grand
R -is for rank awards, the finest in the land
S -is for sense that we use every day.
ALL – And now stand and all together stand and say
the Pledge of Allegiance.
A Penny Saved
York Adams Area Council
Benjamin Franklin was
one of America’s most prominent and inventive forefathers. In his time, he
helped to write the Constitution of the United States, he served the country
in many important positions, he invented such machines as the Franklin stove
and bifocals and he is honored with discovering electricity. Another of his
attributes was his crafty, yet true proverbs—all of which seem to apply as
much today as they did in his time. One such saying especially applies to our
theme tonight: “A penny saved is a penny earned.”
As we ponder this and
the man whose wisdom and
insight led him to coin
it, lets remember and be
thankful for the many
heroes—the famous and the
little known—who gave so
much of themselves to
make America what it is
Please stand and recite
the Pledge of Allegiance.
Think About This
National Capital Area Council
Our country, the United
States of America, is one of the greatest countries to ever exist. It’s
greatness lies in the strength of its citizens—you and me.
Think about this: The
greatest road system in the world is the US road system. It provides more,
larger, and better roadways than in any other country. How can this be? Could
any one of us afford to build a length of highway in front of our house? Not
too easily! But by all of the US citizens, pooling their financial resources
together, we are able to make this happen. And it’s the same with our schools,
our community buildings, and many other manmade resources we have. By all of
us pitching in, we help make the United States the great country that it is.
So when you’re thinking about tonight’s theme, Dollars and Sense, don’t
forget that part of that sense is common sense—common as in “community.”
Let’s join together to
recite the Pledge of Allegiance—the pledge that joins us all together in this
10 Commandments of Ceremonies
Thou shalt have one every month.
Thou shalt keep it simple, make it fun (kis-mif).
Thou shalt not repeat a ceremony, no matter how many adults want to (
or how good you look in an
Thou shalt not ask Cub Scouts (or adults) to memorize or read a lot of
Thou shalt be heard and seen by all.
Thou shalt include both Cub and his parent.
Thou shalt not forget WEBELOS activity pins, to make them important
Thou shalt follow the monthly theme.
Thou shalt understand Cub Scout advancement and how important it is to
Thou shalt use thy brain to come up with new ideas.
Props: 8 Cub Scouts hold cards on which have been
printed the letters "M Y C H O I C E".
In turn, each Cub steps forward, raises his card and
speaks his lines.
Cub 1: "M" - If I could choose what I could be, I
think I'd choose to be just me, To live where I am free
to talk, To choose my friends and where to walk.
Cub 2: "Y" - To choose the job I want to do, And
live where I've a notion to.
Cub 3: "C" - To spend my money as I please and
never have to bend my knees...
Cub 4: "H" - To any dictator or government boss
who profits from the people's loss.
Cub 5: "O" - To choose the church in which I'll
pray and worship God in my own way.
Cub 6: "I" - To vote for men who'll do their best
to see our nation meets the test.
Cub 7: "C" - And conquer evils that would destroy
the freedoms that I now enjoy.
Cub 8: "E" - To be my boss and live the way
according to how I choose each day; Yes, if I could
choose what I could be, I'd be an American JUST LIKE ME.
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