Southern NJ Council
We, the cowboys of the western plains are
bound by our desire to live free.
We must, therefore, show respect for our
Respect for his beliefs,
Respect for his belongings,
Respect for his privacy,
Respect for the ground he walks on and
the air he breathes.
In doing so, we show respect for ourselves.
Note from Commissioner Dave – This ceremony was listed as a Closing in
the SNJC book and an Opening in the Santa Clara County Council book.
And Secure Freedom For All - Bound And Gagged
Heart of America Council
ceremony is effective if done with lights out and a spotlight on the Cub
Scout. A den leader or den chief unbinds the boy while the Cubmaster, standing
in the back of the room, reads the script.
A Cub Scout stands
blindfolded, gagged and bound at the wrists.
Cubmaster (or other Leader) say all lines:
an American boy.
The American Revolution won
him his freedom.
The Constitution guarantees
him freedom of speech
A free education has enables
him to see and understand.
Cub Scouting teach him to preserve and enjoy his glorious heritage, and to
become a good citizen.
Famous Pioneer - Closing
Cubmaster: We’ve heard of many famous men; men
with curious minds, strong purposes, courage, determination, and a proud,
fierce loyalty for their country. For you, as Cub Scouts, America is still a
land of expanding opportunity. It could well be that someday one of you will
become a famous pioneer in American history. Good luck with your future.
National Capital Area Council
(Give each person a sprig of dried cedar, pine,
juniper, etc. If using an artificial campfire indoors, use toothpicks.)
The light from hundreds of campfires around the
world have brightened the Cub Scout spirit for many years. Tonight, we have
enjoyed the warmth and cheerfulness of our campfire as one Cub Scout family.
As the campfire dims, its glowing embers are reminders of the fun and
fellowship we have shared. I ask that you now walk slowly past our campfire
in silence, throw your twig upon the embers, and think of what Cub Scouting
means to you. Then please leave our council ring, remaining silent. Good