April 2002 Cub Scout
Volume 8, Issue 9|
Webelos Outdoorsman and Handyman
The Magic Colors
York Adams Area Council
A clear container with a little dry ice in it, and top hat. A glass of
blue water and a glass of yellow water.
Cubmaster: Tonight I would like to show you the colors of the Cub Scouts.
First there is blue, which stands for loyalty, truth, and Honesty. Then there
is gold which stands for cheerfulness, Happiness, and Fun. If we combine
these two colors (pour the colors at the same time into the clear container
and see what happens) we get green which stands for the earth and for the Boy
have some boys who will receive awards. There is really nothing magical about
their advancement. It requires a Cub to team up with his parents to achieve.
(pulls awards from magician's hat.)
Trapper Trails Council
Master of Ceremonies Toy Hunt
Equipment: Master of
Ceremonies Top Hat, Wolf Award Cards secretly hidden in hat, Magic Wand, Bear
Award Cards rolled inside, Several covered hankies-Webelos cards attached to
Note: This ceremony may
take some practice on the part of the master of ceremonies. He may want to
develop some kind of style to act like a magician. (Prepare the top hat by
laying the awards inside the hat so they can easily be removed.) Roll the
awards in the magic wand (paper towel roll) so they can be removed by a shake
of the wand. Tie the colored hankies to each end of the diagonal. Fold them
and place them inside a pocket so they will come out one by one.
Master Of Ceremonies:
Ladies & Gentlemen, Tonight the magic has already been performed, but I'll see
if I can do one more magic act. The Cub Scouts of Pack ___ have been working
magic on the awards they have earned this past month. They have produced
their various awards as if by magic, but in reality have been working very
hard to get these awards. If our magic spirit is here tonight, we will
produce those awards to present to our Cubs. Wave hand over hat, then put
wand on table.
Wait a few seconds and look
surprised. Reach in hat and pull out an award card. Read the name and ask
the Cub and his parents to come up. After all of the Wolf awards been given
out, go to the table and pick up wand. Study it and with a surprise, shake
out the Bear awards. Pick them up and call out the names of the Cubs have
them bring their parents forward. After they have all been awarded, put your
hand in your pocket and bring out a hankie. Wipe your brow, but to your
surprise there is something attached to it. Read the award and give it out.
Repeat, until all of the awards have been given out.
Trapper Trails Council
To present the awards to the
boys the Cubmaster should dress as a magician, with a black cape and a black
top hat. Ahead of time, a table should be prepared with a 5 or 6 inch hole cut
in the top of it. The table should have a tablecloth or something draped over
it so someone
can sit underneath it without
being seen. The top hat should also have a hole in the top of it.
The Cubmaster calls up the first
boy to receive an award and lays his hat (top side down) on the table over the
hole. He asks the boy what achievement he has been working on and then
proceeds to pull the award out of the hat. The person under the table hands
him a stuffed rabbit, then an old boot, and any number of items except the
boy's award, until the Cubmaster remembers to say the magic words "Do Your
Best." Then the Cubmaster pulls out the award and presents it to the boy. This
can be done with each boy receiving an award, just change the magic words each
time, such as "We'll Be Loyal Scouts," "The Cub Scout Follows Akela," etc.
Practice this a few times and it will go smoother at the pack meeting.
Trapper Trails Council
(wizard) costume, table (small) mixing bowl, cereal bowl, dry ice, stirring
rod (Merlin staff), quart of water, towel, caps, baby powder, Cub Scout magic
Cubmaster: Down through
the ages many smiles have been written about the great scholars and during the
middle ages the scholars were the magicians. Probably the most famous of these
magicians was named Merlin. If we can be absolutely silent and all close our
eyes, maybe we will be able to conjure up the Old Master himself.
lights out. Fire caps. Throw a handful of baby powder into the air for "smoke"
effect. Lights on and Merlin is there amongst the "smoke" -- coughing.)
(Crackle cough) This smoke and fine business is definitely not the way to
travel! Magic? You want magic? You called the right guy. No one in history
has ever been able to match the power of my spells. Let me show you some of my
through several Cub Scout magic tracks See Cub Scout Magic Book - or does
several silly magic tricks-)
And now for the most important trick of all! (Merlin pours water into mixing
bowl with dry ice already inside. Awards are inside small bowl now floating in
large bowl. Merlin stirs with staff: C02 cloud should spill over and cover
bowl Cubmaster calls names of boys receiving advancement and one by one each
boy stirs the brew. After each stir, Merlin reaches into the bowl and pulls
out the boyís award. He reads the award and congratulates the Scout: When all
boys have received their awards, they're applauded and return to their seats.)
Tonight you've seen two kinds of magic. The first being the kind of magic of
illusion and spells. The second being the kind of magic you feel inside from a
job well done and recognition of hard work. And in all my days in King
Arthur's court that kind of magic has proven to be the kind of magic that
endures. So for now, close your eyes, think of the knights of old and (Lights
go out, caps pop, Merlin exits. Cubmaster throws handful of powder Lights go
(crackling from off stage) Iíll be on my way!
The Magic of Cub
Central New Jersey Council
Cubmaster in top hat; Tiger Cub
and Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scouts
Magic box or curtain, magic wand, top
If it worked like magic, Cub Scout
advancement would happen this way: A Tiger Cub would go into the magic box
(Tiger Cub enters the box), I would wave my magic wand, and Abracadabra!
-out comes a Wolf Cub Scout! (Wolf Cub Scout emerges from the box.)
Then, in would go
the Wolf Cub Scout (enters the box) and, Abracadabra! -out comes a Bear
Cub Scout! (Bear Cub Scout emerges.)
What would happen
if we put the Bear Cub Scout back in? (Bear Cub Scout enters the box.) Now,
letís all say it together, Abracadabra! -and out comes a Webelos Scout. (Webelos
But is that the way
Cub Scout advancement works? (Cub Scouts say ďNO!Ē) It isnít so easy!
Each Cub Scout works hard to achieve his rank, and the following boys have
done so tonight. Will the following boys and their parents come forward to
receive the Bobcat badge? (Continue through the ranks.)
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