Heart of America Council
Props - 6 different sizes of shoes - 1 for each
rank - awards are inside the shoes. Use imagination in selecting shoes that
fit the level of the award.
Have ceremony team divide up the parts.
Maybe, have Den Leaders
read the part for their dens.
Tiger Cub Ė (Hold up shoe) These boys are taking their first
steps in Cub Scouting - enjoying new friends and new experiences. (Call boys
and parents forward and present awards.) Lead Cheer
Bobcat - (Hold up shoe) Understanding Cub Scouting allows for
more growth/ movement toward higher goals. (Call boys and parents forward and
present awards.) Lead Cheer
Wolf - (Hold up shoe) These boys are taking steps to
understand family, self, respect of others and duty to God. (Call boys and
parents forward and present awards.) Lead Cheer
Bear - (Hold up shoe) These boys are a little older and
are taking bigger steps to understand family, self, respect of others and duty
to God. (Call boys and parents forward and present awards.) Lead Cheer
Webelos - (Hold up shoe) Now, the boys are learning to
do things on their own, expanding their knowledge and taking steps to be come
Boy Scouts. (Call boys and parents forward and present awards) Lead Cheer
Arrow of Light - (Hold up shoe) Soon we will have boys
take the biggest/longest steps available in Cub Scouting. They will have
achieved the highest award of Cub Scouting, the Arrow of Light. They will need
to demonstrate continued growth and understanding as they prepare to move
forward to Boy Scouting.
Let the Compass Guide You
Southern NJ Council
Props: You will need demonstration compass made of
All parts can be done by same person or separated as
Cubmaster: We look to the compass for our guide (Hold up Compass Prop), to
point us in the right direction while hiking
Tiger DL: Similarly, we start guiding our Tiger Cubs onto the path of Cub
Scouting. (Call boys and parents forward and present awards.) Lead Cheer
Assistant CM: To the east, we find a Cub ready for his Bobcat Badge.
(Call boy(s) and parents forward and present badge.) Lead Cheer
Wolf DL: To the South is the Wolf with his spirit of adventure. (Call
boy(s) and parents forward and present awards.) Lead Cheer
Bear DL: To the West is the Bear hunting on the trail of Scouting.
(Call boy(s) and parents forward and present awards.) Lead Cheer
Webelos DL: To the North is the Webelos about to realize his boyhood
dreams, alive with Scout Actions. (Call boy(s) and parents forward and present
badge.) Lead Cheer
Cubmaster: Let the compass guide all of you on your trials and may you
carry into your adult lives the ideals of Scouting. Lead Cheer for all
Mountain Advancement Ceremony
Props: Stage steps
(at least five steps to top), cardboard or plywood false front of a mountain
to fit across front of steps. Place a strip of paper with the appropriate
rank on each step, Bobcat the lowest up to Arrow of Light. Copies of the
Wolf, Bear and Webelos books.
steps sideways to the audience so they can see the 'mountain" but not the
steps. Each Scout will be allowed to ascend to receive his award, (even arrow
points, activity badges, etc.)
anyone ever been mountain climbing? (Response) Well, the Scouts who have
achieved awards will demonstrate how to climb a 'mountain' tonight. Before you
can climb a mountain, you need to have the appropriate equipment. You need
ropes, packs, first aid supplies, maps, hiking boots, and many other things,
AND YOU NEVER GO CLIMBING ALONE!
'In Cub Scouting, in order
to advance along the Cub Scout trail, you also need the appropriate equipment.
Your book, your uniform, your Den and Pack, and you CANíT do it alone. I have
here some of the supplies for climbing to the top of the 'Cub Scout Mountain'.
(Hold up the books)
'Will ______and his parents
please come forward? You will be our first climb today. Do you feel rested for
the climb? (Response) I know you are not prepared to go climbing, so here is
a Wolf book. It won't get you to the top of Cub Scout Mountain, for that you
will need different equipment. But, let's see how far it will help you climb.
(Scout climbs a to Wolf step and faces audience.)
'I now present this Wolf
award to your parents to present to you. He makes the climb seem easy, but he
has worked hard to reach that altitude on Cub Scout Mountain.
(NOTE: You should start
with the Tigers first. )
Proceed with the other
awards, each time letting the Scouts go to their 'altitude' before receiving
their award. Let them show the audience how far they have climbed rather than
announcing it. Arrow of Light recipients will reach the 'peak', and should be
allowed to go to the top step, even if there are more than five steps.
You may want to have
graduating Scouts climb to the top and jump off onto the stage (i.e. Boy
Scouting), or back down the other side, etc.
Great Step Along the Cubbing Trail,
A Bear Rank
Heart of America Council
Cubmaster, Den Chief, Advancing Cub, Parents and Den Leaders
Will the Den Chief who has Cubs ready to receive their Bear please come
forward? (Arrange in advance.) Now, will you please read the names of the
advancing Cubs from your Den and bring them forward. (Den Chief announces
names and presents boys to CM.)
CM: Cubs, we are happy to see that
you have made the third great step along the Cubbing trail. You have completed
the Bear Achievements, and you have proved yourselves worthy of membership in
our Pack. The advancing Cubs will face their fellow Cubs. I'm going to ask the
Den Chief to lead the Pack in a cheer for our new members of the Bear rank.
(Den Chief leads a cheer.)
CM: Now, Den Chief, I understand the
parents of these Cub Scouts are present tonight, and I'm going to ask you to
please bring them forward. (Den Chief brings parents forward and places them
so that each Cub is next to his parents.)
CM: These Cubs have done a splendid
job in our Pack. They have climbed the Cubbing ladder well. But this could not
have been possible had not interested parents helped. Thank you. There
are other people in addition to this fine Den Chief who have contributed to
the advancement of these Cubs. I'm going to ask the advancing Cub Scouts to
call out the name of their Den Leader and as the name is called, ask the Den
Leader to come forward to present the Bear Badges to the parents. Parents it
is now time to present the Bear Badge to your Cub Scout. Congratulations to
our new Bears. Lead another cheer.