Cub Scout Roundtable Issue
|Volume 8, Issue 12
Webelos Forester & Naturalist
York Adams Area Council
This awards ceremony
is intended to resemble a sports announcer. To any and all sports announcers
out there, my sincerest apologies!
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Pack XX Sports Extravaganza! I will be
your sports extravaganza announcer tonight, live from Radio CUBS. This is
it—the night you’ve been waiting for. That four event program of programs
that brings together the best of the best. And so we begin.
competition matches the skills and requirements of the Bobcat rank against
those determined young men who will stop at nothing to become Cub Scouts.
Would our players please come forward with their coaches? [Call forward the
Bobcat recipients and their parents.] Sports fans young and old, let me tell
you the score. These players have done it all. They’ve shot and scored three
points for learning the Cub Scout Promise, the Law of the Pack, and the Cub
Scout Motto. Their triple play came when they learned the Scout sign,
handshake, and salute. Finally, not to be stopped, they ran the hurdles
learning the meaning of Webelos and worked through the Parents’ Handbooks with
their folks. It is truly a great evening—no doubt about it! We realize these
great athletes wouldn’t have made it without the untiring support of their
coaches, so in the tradition of good sportsmanship and good Scouting, we ask
your parents/coaches to award you your Bobcat badges. [Offer a suitable
applause and have them return to their seats.]
The fun and games
continue ladies and gentlemen, with our next team—the Wolf Cub Scouts.
Tonight’s game features XXX Cubs whose RIB counts are way up there (RBI, for
those of you who don’t know, stands for Requirements In the Bag). [Call
forward Wolf recipients and their parents.] These fellas have made some
really great shots. They have completed the requirements for their
advancement, encompassing 12 different activity areas. Before we award these
MVP awards—that’s Mighty Valuable People awards—let’s get a word from their
coaches. [Ask parents about the boys’ accomplishments. This gives them a
chance to brag a little about their sons and lets the boys know how proud
their parents really are of them.] Coaches, again we ask you to award your
sons their badges. [Offer a suitable applause and have them return to their
From the B-ball stat
sheets (that’s the Bear Balloo’s status sheets), we have some more scores to
announce. The Bears have again won, beating the competition “paws down.”
Tonight we will recognize some of the key players on the team. [Call forward
the Bear recipients and their parents.] This team has been working on its
game since the start of the season and it really shows. With no penalties or
free throws, these players have won themselves the recognition they deserve
for completing the requirements for the Bear rank. The Coaches are standing
by to comment. [Again, ask for some parents’ feedback.] So there you have
it, folks, this looks to be another winning season lining up for the Bear
Scouts. [Offer a suitable applause and have them return to their seats.]
And finally, we have
our Webelos Scouts who are clearly at the peak of their game. Over the past
month the Webelos have racked up more Activity Badges than in any other season
on record. [Call off boys’ names and their Activity Badge awards. Have them
come forward to receive them.] If this type of success continues throughout
the playing year, we look for some great things out of our Webelos players.
[Offer a suitable applause and have them return to their seats.]
One final acknowledgement for the Webelos
team: Tonight we recognize our Webelos MVPs who have been working on their
game for quite some time. [Call forward the Webelos recipients and their
parents.] When a player works so hard on his game and makes sure he does it
right, he can’t help but be recognized as an MVP. So it is with our Webelos
Scouts who have completed their requirements for the Webelos rank. We know
the coaches have been working with the players to reach their goals and to be
the best they can be. Maybe we can get some game strategy tips from them.
[One more time, take it to the parents for some personal accolades.] At this
time we award these Webelos Scouts the Webelos Badge. Parents/coaches, please
award these to your sons. [Offer a suitable applause and have them return to
Cub Scout Baseball Advancement
York Adams Area Council
small baseball diamond on the floor in front of audience and the badges to be
Cubmaster, boys to receive awards and their parents.
Will (names), our new Bobcats and their parents please come forward to the “on
deck circle”. As you are standing on the “on deck circle” you are at the
beginning of the “game” just as you are at the beginning of the Cub Scout
trail. Parents accept your son’s badge. They are to be sewn on when your son
does a good turn.
Will (names), our Wolf candidates and their parents please come forward. Stand
on first base. This represents the first stop on your Cub Scout trail. You
worked hard on earning your Wolf, so keep up the good work. Parents here are
Will (names), our Bear candidates and their parents please come forward. Your
place on our diamond is at second base. This is the second major stop along
the Cub Scout trail. Parents accept your son’s badge.
Will (names), the Webelos and their parents please come forward: Your spot is
third base. You are almost “home.” Keep up the good work and ;you will have no
problem in finishing your trail. You now wear a badge diamond on your shirt to
complete that game you need to receive your Arrow of Light. Work hard and you
should have no problem.
If you have boys
earning the Arrow of Light, their spot is home plate.
"The Athlete Advancement Ceremony"
Sam Houston Area Council
Betty Morgan, Arrowmoon District,
Cubmaster can select any sport and use appropriate equipment as props
throughout this ceremony.
The fast thing an athlete learns is the basic rules of his chosen sport. When
a Cub first enters the Pack, he learns the Bobcat Trail which gives him the
fast knowledge he must know to move up the Cub Scout Path.
Will the following
boys and their parents please come forward: (Present Bobcat Awards.)
When a boy has
learned the basic rules of his game, he then begins to practice the skills
needed to play. He becomes familiar with the sports equipment. Our Wolves
have worked on achievements and arrow points as they continue to develop their
Cub Scout skills.
Will the following
Wolves and their parents please come forward. (Present Wolf Awards.)
The athlete is now
ready to concentrate on improving their athletic skills.
Our Bears are like
the athlete who increases his knowledge to become more proficient in his game.
Will the following
Bears and their parents please come forward. (Present Bear Awards.)
Once the rules have
been well learned and the skills have been mastered, the athlete is now ready
to advance to a higher level of skill which involves the mental strategy used
to fine tune their playing skills. Both physical and mental skills are part of
the learning experience of the boys in the Webelos rank.
Will the following
Webelos and their parents please come forward. (Present Webelos Awards.)
As our ceremony
concludes, we recognize the progress our Cubs have made this past month. The
athlete who is dedicated to his sport recognizes the many abilities he has
developed within himself. He is knowledgeable of the basic rules and he is
dedicated to the practices which develop his ability. The mature athlete has
become confident in his ability to play the game, and becomes a leader who
shares his knowledge and skill with others on this team. All these traits
belong to the boys in our Pack as we see them progress from month to month and
year to year. We are proud of these boys and the leaders who guide them along
the Cub Scout Trail.
Cub Scout Track Meet
National Area Capital Council
Equipment: A model of a track
drawn on a cardboard square on the floor at the front of the meeting room,
markings on the model for “Starting Line”, “100 Yard Dash”, “Mile Run”, and
“Marathon”, badges to be awarded.
Personnel: Cubmaster, boys to
receive awards and their parents.
Will (names), our new Bobcats and their parents please come forward to
the "starting line"? As you are standing at the "starting line" you are at
the beginning of the "race", just as you are at the beginning of the Cub Scout
trail. Parents accept your sons' badges. They are to be sewn on when your
son does a good turn.
Will (names), our Wolf candidates and their parents please come forward.
Stand at the end of the “100 Yard Dash”. This represents the first stop on
your Cub Scout trail. Just as sprinters run a fast race, you too have
sprinted hard to earn your Wolf, so keep up the good work. Parents here are
Will (names), our Bear candidates and their parents please come
forward. Your place at the track meet is the “Mile Run”. After learning to
sprint, many runners take the next step and run a longer distance. You too
have had to run a longer distance and develop strength and stamina to reach
the Bear rank. Remember that a steady pace will win the race. Parents accept
your son's badge.
Will (names), the Webelos and their parents please come forward. Your spot is
“Marathon”. The Marathon is one of the longest races you could ever run. It
is also a race often run alone, without the help of coach or partner. In the
same way, you have had to run a long race to earn your Webelos rank. You have
learned to work on your own and at your own pace. Congratulations on having
run the Webelos race. Parents, please accept your son’s badge.
Physical Fitness Advancement
National Area Capital Council
Props: Stand with pegs for each
rank. Barbell weight (not to heavy) to put on pegs.
CM: As men
and women must train to be good athletes, our Cub Scouts must also grow in
strength and ability to obtain their rank advancement. At first, athletes
start by lifting weights. Tonight, we have [name of Bobcat] who have attained
the Bobcat rank. We will ask them to come forward and lift this weight to the
For a Scout to earn
the Wolf rank, he must increase his ability by practicing and developing his
Cub Scout muscles in the way that a weight lifter builds weight lifting
muscles. Tonight, we have [name of Wolf Scouts] who have trained to earn
their Wolf rank. Please come forward and lift the weight to the Wolf level.
Next we have [name
of Bear Scouts], who have earned the Bear rank. They have taken their
training to the next level by learning new skills, just as an athlete will
practice new exercises to gain strength. Will our Bears please come forward
and lift the weight to the Bear level?
When an athlete
trains, he has a goal in mind. Our Scouts also have a goal, to earn the
Webelos rank. Tonight, we have [name of Webelos] who have attained this
goal. We ask them to come forward now and lift the weight to the next level.
Each of you have
worked to develop your bodies and minds. This will help you to always do your
Getting In Shape
Crossroads of America
The Cubmaster and
Assistant Cubmaster dress up in sporting clothes.
There are many ways to get into shape. This can include personal exercise to
world class sporting contests. But no matter which you do there must be a
place to start and that allows growth to meet the end.
Cubmaster: Cub Scouting includes physical fitness as an important of it’s
program. Each of the ranks has requirements that challenge boys according to
Being in good physical shape requires being in good mental shape too. Tonight
we are honoring boys who have clearly shown they are “fit and able” to move up
the Cub Scouting advancement trail.
Cubmaster: Will the following boys escort their parent(s) to our
Hands out the awards starting at Bobcat.
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