Set Up: This requires a bit of advance prep. All
boys who are to receive awards need to be notified that they should bring a can
of food or a small gift to the meeting.
You’ll need a Christmas tree.
Cubmaster: I came from the North Pole
tonight to share in the spirit of giving. Everyone should be able to feel the
rewards of this wonderful season. We have several boys here tonight to whom I
would like to give something—something for which they have worked very hard and
deserve to receive. They will also be giving goodwill by helping those who are
less fortunate, which is the sign of a true Scout. (Call out boys’ names, one
at a time, and present each with his award and an ornament. The boy places his
ornament on the tree and his food or gift under the tree.)
Just look at the glow and feel the true spirit
of giving. These Scouts have not only worked hard all month to earn their
awards, but have shown that extra measure of kindness and giving in this season
Goodwill Enlightens the World
Santa Clara County Council
Setting: Place a world globe on a table.
Place candles around the globe, one for each rank to be given out. Dim the room
lights. Assistant Cubmaster holds a lighted candle.
Cubmaster: We read in the newspaper every
day about wars. Television shows us daily pictures of bombings and destruction
in many parts of the world. This is a dark picture, and not what each of wants
for our children and ourselves.
Scouting is one of the things that helps to
bring people together because its ideals and goals are the same everywhere. We
tend to think of Cub Scouting as just our Pack and our Den. But there are Cub
Scouts like us in countries around the world.
(Name of Leader) holds a candle representing
the spirit of Cub Scouting. As we present our advancement awards tonight, he
will light a candle next to the globe fore each rank.
We have some boys who have passed the
requirements for the rank of Bobcat. Will (call Scouts receiving awards)
and their parents please come forward? (Present badges to parents to pin on
boys’ uniforms and parent pins to boys to give to parents. Light the Bobcat
(Repeat for each rank.)
Notice how the darkness surrounding the world
has gone away as the light of the Cub Scout spirit has spread around the globe.
If we all continue to work on our achievements and have our Cub Scouts give
Goodwill by keeping the Cub Scout Promise, we can keep the light bright and help
our world to be a better place for everyone.