April 2002 Cub Scout
Volume 8, Issue 9|
Webelos Outdoorsman and Handyman
Tiger Cub Award & Graduation
And Bobcat Award Ceremony
Pack 33 Oklahoma City
following is a graduation skit I wrote for our Tigers who are also earning
their Bobcat badge. We had 6 boys in our den, but the appropriate number for
another den can be easily substituted. This skit is intended for a ceremony
separate from Pack Meeting. We are inviting the Kindergarteners and
first-graders from our feeder schools to attend and will provide registration
forms for Cubs and for Day Camp. -- Diane Robertson
lights are dim. Backdrop is a jungle forest scene, and large potted plants may
be placed around the stage. As the narrator speaks, the cubs, wearing plain
white shirts, enter. As Akelas are introduced, parents and Pack Leaders enter
the stage. Pack Leaders may take seats around the edge of the stage as Parent-Akelas
each take his/her boy. Together, the parents and boys all begin to "walk
through the jungle."
Narrator: Many moons ago, six young cubs wandered into the jungle
forest. There were many fierce animals surrounding them, (Various boys from
the Pack hidden behind the backdrop make animals noises here. Boys look
around, frightened. Akelas enter.) but there were also many Akelas to look
after the young cubs as they made their way through the forest. Six kind and
wise Akelas adopted the six young cubs. (Akelas put Tiger shirts on the boys.)
The Akelas wrapped them in the robes of the mighty Tiger so that the other
animals would fear to harm them. The Akelas taught the young Tiger cubs the
ways of the jungle. The cubs learned to SEARCH their surroundings for
knowledge to help them grow strong and wise. (Cubs "search" and find various
things around the stage, which will lead into their talents. For instance, one
finds a block of wood, which becomes a pinewood derby car or rain gutter
regatta boat; another may find strings and sticks, which become a homemade
banjo; another may find a branch that becomeey would need the robes of the
Wolf, brave and cunning, and so the Akelas removed the Tiger robes and
presented the cubs with the robes of the Wolf. (Akelas help remove the boys'
Tiger shirts then retrieve blue Cub Scout shirts from behind potted plants and
present them to the boys.) Now they were ready to learn the ways of the Wolf,
but despite all their Tiger knowledge, the cubs still needed a guide to help
them cross the plains. But who would lead them? (The new Wolf Leader steps
forward.) One Akela bravely stepped forward to show them the way. The cubs and
Akelas said their sad good-byes. As the Akela and the new Wolf Cubs started
out onto the plains, they were eager to find new adventures on the Wolf Trail.
(The Wolf Cubs and Akela walk off-stage. The remaining Akelas wave good-bye
and watch as they depart.)
The lights go down on stage and up in the audience. The Cubmaster steps over
to the podium (or front of stage).
Cubmaster: Would our Tiger Cubs and their Akelas please assemble here
by the podium? To commemorate your journey along the Tiger Trail and to show
that you have successfully met the challenges along the way, Cub Scout Pack 33
would like to present you with your Tiger Rank. Akela, would you please pin
the Tiger Rank on your cub? (Cubmaster calls each Tiger and Akela by name and
badge is presented to each in turn. While parents are pinning on the rank):
The Tiger Rank is the newest rank in Cub Scouts, and these boys are among the
first in the world to earn the Tiger Rank and wear it on their Cub Scout
uniforms. (Optional parent pin: When parents are done) In appreciation for all
that the Akelas have done to help the Tiger on his Trail, we present this
Tiger Parent Pin. Tigers, please pin the Parent Pin on your Akela.
Cubmaster: Tigers, would you please give the Cub Scout Sign and repeat
the Tiger Motto?
Together: Search, Discover, Share
Cubmaster: Audience, would you please recognize the Tigers and their
Akelas by giving a Tiger roar? (After roar) Not only have these boys completed
their Tiger Rank requirements, they have earned several disks for completing
Tiger Elective activities. Each disk represents 10 completed Electives. (Cubmaster
announces number of disks earned by each boy.) Let's give them a round of
Cubmaster: It's not over yet! These young Cubs have achieved another
milestone in their Cub Scouting experience. They also have completed their
Bobcat Trail and earned their Bobcat Rank. Again, parents, please pin the rank
on your cub. (While parents are pinning): (Optional parent pin:) There is also
a Bobcat Parent Pin for each of the parents. Every boy in Cub Scouts earns the
Bobcat Rank, no matter what age he is when he starts. (When pinning is
complete) As proud Bobcats, please give the Cub Scout Sign and repeat the Cub
Together: 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.
Cubmaster: Cub Scouts, Leaders, parents and friends of Pack 33, I now
present to you our new Wolf Cub Scouts. Please welcome them to the Wolf Den by
giving the Wolf Howl. Thank you, boys and Akelas, and congratulations. You may
now be seated.
York Adams Area Council
Equipment: Tiger Cub Graduation props, Tiger Cub Graduation certificates
and patches and gift for coordinator.
Arrangement: Graduation prop, certificates and patches are on table at
center stage. Cubmaster and Assistant Cubmaster stand behind the prop. A
single candle in a holder is lit from which the other candles will be lit.
Cubmaster: Tonight, we have some Cubs who are graduating from the Tiger
Cub program and will continue along the Scouting trail into the Cub Scout
program. Will the graduating Tigers and their parents please come forward.
(Tigers and parents come forward and line up behind the table with the parents
standing directly behind their son.)
past few months you and your family have explored all sorts of new and
exciting things and places. In Tiger Cubs you had your own motto: "Search,
Discover, Share". (Lights first candle -orange).
your adult partner have searched out new activities in your home and
community. You have learned how people work together and have fun together.
second candle -black.)
have discovered that by doing things together with friends and family you feel
a sense of being part of a great family, community and country.
third candle - orange.)
you have searched out and discovered have been shared with your family,
friends, and fellow Tiger Cubs. Now it is time to move along the Scouting
trail to the next part of the program.
Scouting, you will have a new motto: "Do Your Best" and your colors will be
blue candle) and gold (Lights gold or yellow candle).
is still important as it is throughout your whole Scouting experience.
Support in earning each badge comes from your family as well as your Den
Assistant. Cubmaster: We would like to present each of you with a Tiger
Cub Graduation Certificate and a Tiger Cub Graduation patch. (Presents both
while calling the boys name.) We would also like to present your Tiger Cub
Coordinator with this special gift. (Presents gift.)
Cubmaster: Welcome to Pack _____. We hope you enjoy our Pack meeting
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