September Cub Scout Roundtable Issue
Volume 10, Issue 2
Once Upon A Time2
Tiger Cub Achivement #
Daniel Boone Ceremony
Southern NJ Council
ARRANGEMENT: Assistant Cubmaster is dressed in Daniel Boone costume;
complete with wooden rubber handgun. Cubmaster is in uniform.
DANIEL: Howdy, folks! My name is Dan'l Boone. I understand this is a good
place to get me a mess of Bobcats.
CUBMASTER: You must be a stranger around here. This is a Cub Scout
meeting and the only Bobcats around here are the Cubs who have earned the
Bobcat badge. Would the following Cub Scouts and their parents please come
forward. (Cubmaster relates story Bobcat badge, how Bobcats are so fierce and
mean that the badge can't be turned upside down, so the boy must be turned
upside down. Dan'l could comment about that sounding like a tall tale to
him! (Cubmaster presents badges and pins to families and they return to
DANIEL: Well, that was very interesting, but you must have that pack of Wolves
I was told about.
CUBMASTER: No, Mr. Boone, our Wolves are the Cub Scouts who have
climbed the trail of Scouting to the next advancement rank. (Cubmaster calls
forward boys and parents receive wolf rank and presents badges.)
DANIEL: Very impressive! But I don't see nary a single bear our there. (Shades
eyes and looks into audience.)
CUBMASTER: Our Bears are a year older and wiser than our Wolves. They
have learned to take care of knives and tools, learned how to tie knots, and
even learned about you, Mr. Boone. (Cubmaster calls forward Bear recipients
and their parents and presents badges.)
CUBMASTER: Would you like to see our Webelos get their awards?
DANIEL: What in
tarnation is a Webelos?
(Prompt boys in advance to yell "We'll be loyal Scouts!")
DANIEL: Now, that I understand. I'm a loyal "Trail" Scout, too.
CUBMASTER: Webelos Scouts have learned about our government, know the
rules of outdoor fire safety and have slept under the stars. (Cubmaster
presents activity pins and Webelos badges.)
DANIEL: Well now, Cub Scouting sounds like a mighty fine way to raise up a
young'un Wish we had Cub Scouts when I was a lad. So long, now.
Mark Twain Awards Ceremony
backdrop of unpainted fence to be white-washed by Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer.
cardboard paint brushes - (awards should be taped to back of brushes and names
of recipients printed on front of brushes - large paint buckets carried by
Finn and Sawyer in which awards are carried on stage.
Characters are Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn, dressed in jeans or overalls, plaid
shirts, bandanna neckerchiefs in hip pockets, straw hats, either barefoot or
NOTE: No set
dialogue needed for this ceremony.
Sawyer and Finn, each carrying paint bucket with brushes and awards inside
-they talk loudly to each other so audience can hear - Tom might say to Huck,
"Boy, this is going to be fun... there's nothin' I'd rather do than whitewash
a fence. How 'bout you, Huck."
might say, "Me either, Tom, you really gotta be a good painter to do this"
(Pantomime painting fence) Tom might say, "We really gotta be good painters to
do this." Huck might say, "Yeah, you're right, Tom, hey, I've got an idea.
Let's ask (give names of boys to receive Bobcat or Wolf badges). They really
do their best and they've had lots of experience." Tom and Huck get these
people up and stand them in front of the fence. Give them their award which
is taped to cardboard brush and get them to pantomime painting, have Huck say,
"Tom give that board another coat", or "hey, you missed a spot", Tom might
say, "Ya' know, Huck, if we had more painters, we might get the job done
faster. Let's ask (boys for Bear awards)"
new "awardee" comes to the front of the room, he is handed a cardboard
paintbrush (with award taped to back) and instructed to pantomime painting the
Meanwhile, first group is still painting. "Awardees" names are called as they
get to the fence.
Huck continue to encourage all painters to keep on painting. Do a good job,
isn't this fun, don't forget that corner, etc. The object is to have all
painters pantomiming with backs to audience.
might say, "Boy, we're really getting this ole' fence whitewashed. But if we
had a few more painters, we'd be finished in no time." Tom might say..."Right
as rain, Huck, I know what, let's ask (names for Webelos awards, etc.)
getting last group of "painters" up to front, they are given their "Paintbrush
Awards", instructed to paint fence, while Tom and Huck continue to encourage
and point out places they missed. At this point, all boys eligible for awards
should be standing in front of fence, pantomiming painting, with their
cardboard brushes (with awards taped to back), with their backs to audience.
might say to Huck... "Shucks, Huck, this ole' fence is gettin' such good ole'
paint job and they're all havin' such a good time, let's you and me jes' go
grins, nods head and the two walk off whistling, leaving all "awardees" still
painting the fence.
this point have someone in uniform come forward and finish the ceremony by
calling up the parents, thanking them for their help and recognizing the boys
and doing whatever rituals your pack has for advancement.
Bobcat Induction Ceremony
Personnel: Bobcat candidates and parents, Cubmaster
Equipment: Three straight tree branches, a 3-foot piece of heavy cord
to make a tripod.
front of room) We have some newcomers with us today. Will these boys and
their parents who have just joined our pack please come forward. (New Bobcats
come forward with parents when their names are called.)
you to repeat with me the Cub Scout Promise and Law of the Pack. Give the Cub
Scout sign” (They give sign and repeat Promise and Law.)
parents will help you through the Cub Scout ranks—Wolf, Bear and Webelos—just
as they helped you become Bobcats. It will be their privilege not only to
share in your Cub Scouting fun but also to present you your first Cub Scout
badge and your registration certificate.
up cord from table.) This cord represents the pack.
up one of the branches.) This represents all Cub Scouts joining the pack.
(He ties the cord to the top of the branch on the floor and lets go of it. It
Scout does not join the pack alone and therefore, cannot stand alone in the
up second branch.) This branch represents the Den Leaders. (The Cubmaster ties
the two branches together at the top of the cord, stands them on the floor and
addresses on of the new Bobcats.) What happens when just you and your Den
Leaders join the pack?
will fall over.”
go of branches) That’s right
picks up the third branch.) This branch represents the parents joining the
pack. (He ties all three branches with the cord at the top and spreads them at
the bottom to form a tripod.) Now, when all three join the pack, each member
of this family lends support to the other.
(Turning to a new Bobcat) What happens, (name), if the parents pull away from
(Cubmaster withdraws one of the branches from the cord.)
Bobcat: It will
up the two branches and asks another new Bobcat) What happens if the Den
Leader pulls away from the pack?
Bobcat: It will
you are, (name). This is exactly what happens to the fun of Cub Scouting, as
it happened here in this ceremony.
Scouts, let’s all stand together and help the pack go, and the pack will help
the Cub Scout grow and give goodwill.
Cub Scouting's Seeds
Heart of America Council
EQUIPMENT: Sack labeled "Johnny Cub Scout Seed" with advancement
CUBMASTER: Most of the heroes of American Folklore were fictional
people. They were born around the campfire in the 19th century when story
telling was like TV is today the main entertainment of the people.
But a few of them were real. One was Johnny Appleseed, who
wandered through Ohio and Indiana for 40 years after the American Revolution
planting apple orchards For generations afterward those trees helped feed the
The badges we're awarding tonight are like those seeds.
They are symbols of growth for our Cub Scouts, who are themselves growing
straight and tall like Johnny Appleseed's trees. And like those trees our Cub
Scouts will help other people. (Take badges from sack and give them to parents
to pin on son's shirts.)
You could attach seed packets to badges as a reminder that
Cub Scouting helps a boy grow. And that Cub Scouting plants the seeds of good
citizenship in boys.
Heart of America
Wooden sword, candle holder with 3 candles, badges
Cubmaster costumed as
King Arthur, Assistant to light candles, advancing Cub Scouts and their
Candle holder is on
table, assistant with lighter behind. Cubmaster in front with boys and parents
forming a semicircle facing audience.
In the days of old, knights of the roundtable who had performed special feats
were recognized by their king. In Cub Scouting, we honor those who have
advanced in rank. Before we bestow these honors, it is necessary that we ask
knights to pledge again their loyalty to God, country and Cub Scouting.
I ask these knights to join me in the Cub Scout promise while ________ lights
the candles representing the three parts of the Promise. (They repeat the
I ask those knights
receiving the Order of the Bobcat to kneel on one knee before me. (when all
are kneeling, King Arthur touches each boy on the shoulder with his sward and
says) "I dub thee Sir Bobcat."
presents the parents with the badges to pin on their sons' shirt) Repeat for
Wolf, Bear etc.
Legendary Advancement Ceremony
It is well known that
Tigers are very powerful. They can leap ten feet in a single bound. Their roar
can be heard a mile away. Would the following awesome Tigers and their
partners please come forward? These Tigers have explored big ideas and hunted
Our legendary Wolves can
be heard howling. Wolves are persistent hunters and social animals. Would the
following Wolves and their parents please come forward? These wolves have
demonstrated their hunting skills by completing the Cub Wolf trail.
Bears are famous for
their might. They are also known for being cuddly. Our Bears are known for
their sharp claws and skill at sharpening and taking care of knives. Just as
bears in the wild forage for food, these Bears shared their cooking expertise
with their den. Would the following Bears please come forward?
Webelos are mysterious
creatures. They are legendary for their energy and enthusiasm for fire
building. Our Webelos are no different. They have mastered the requirements
for the Webelos badge. Would the following Webelos and their parents please
American Folklore Ceremony
Southern NJ Council
Four candles in holder, each candle a different length.
Our history is filled not only with the tall tales of American Folklore, but
also with the true deeds of some very brave men who explored, fought and in
some cases died, to extend the frontiers of our country. Men like Davy
Crockett, Daniel Boone, Kit Carson, Lewis and Clark, Buffalo Bill Cody, and
The Scouting trail is
much like the trail these famous men followed and so, at this time we will
recognize those Cubs in our Pack who have advance along this trail. As I call
your names, please come forward with your Parents. (call names)
As you Cubs can see, the
candles get taller as you advance. This represents the additional skills that
you must learn as you earn each higher rank. (Light Shortest Candle).
The Bobcat is the start
of the trail and the simplest to earn. (light next candle.)
The Wolf is a big step
forward and harder as is (light the next candle) the Bear.
Finally, at last, (light
the tallest candle) you became a Webelos Scout, and can earn the highest rank,
the Arrow of Light. And so with the spirit of the great explorers, folklore
heroes and frontiersmen to guide you, may you continue to climb the Scouting
Trail. (Present awards by Den and congratulates Cubs and parents).
Santa Clara County Council
When the Cub Scouts all
achieve a rank, Hoorah! Hoorah!
When the Cub Scouts all
achieve a rank, Hoorah! Hoorah!
The moms will cheer (moms
and the dads will shout
The leaders all will turn about
(leaders turn around in a circle)
And we’ll clap our hands
When the Cub Scouts achieve
This song could be sung
before the Advancement Ceremony any month. Maybe, make it like the
Announcement Song that is sung when the Cubmaster says the word
Announcements. Have this sung when the Cubmaster announces Advancements. CD
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