Fiesta Piñata Ceremony
Santa Clara County Council
Props: A piñata, with the
awards pinned or taped to it.
Tonight, we are enjoying a real
fiesta. Everyone is having fun, but there is a more serious not to the
festivities. Tonight, we also come here to honor some of the boys in our
pack. These boys have been working very hard during the past month. As you
can see, here we have a piñata, a very special piñata with several awards
First, let’s call up our new
Bobcats (calls up boys and parents). You are just beginning the Fiesta of Cub
Scouting. I hope you will continue to have fun. (Presents award to parents,
who give to boy. Remember to pin Bobcat badge upside down until the boy does
a good turn. Give parent pins to boys to present to parents.)
Next we have some Wolf Badges
and Arrow Points to present. (Call up boys and parents, again presenting
badges to the parents to give to boys and parent pins to boys for their
parents.) These Scouts are well on their way—olé!
Look, here are some Bear Badges
and Arrow Points. (Call up boys and parents and make presentations and
Oh, I see there are still some
awards on our piñata. These must be for our Webelos Scouts. Webelos Leader(s),
would you please come forward and award these pins and badges? (Webelos
Leader(s) present awards with explanations, as needed.)
Now we have come to the end.
There are no more awards left on our piñata. But, we have all had fun and
learned much this month. Let’s give everyone who earned an award the Fiesta
PERSONNEL: Cubmaster (Ideally dressed in sombrero with shawl over
EQUIPMENT: Piñata filled
CUBMASTER: In following
our theme for this month, which is Fiesta, tonight I would like to honor those
Cub Scout señors who have completed requirements for various awards over the
Would señors (Call out names of
those receiving Bobcat), and their parents please come forward?
(Cubmaster reaches into
piñata, presents badges, etc. to Bobcats)
Continue presenting awards in
like manner. After all awards are presented, the Cubmaster states; Cub Scouts,
we are all proud of you for the accomplishments you have achieved this month.
You obviously have been skipping
your siestas in order to earn these awards! Congratulations and muy bien -
keep up the good work. (If not a large pack, have piñata filled with wrapped
candy, and after awards are presented, seal it up, hang it, and allow all boys
to form a circle-and break it open).
Fiesta Advancement #2
PROPS: Piñata open at the
top or container decorated to look like a piñata. Awards are placed inside the
CUBMASTER: A piñata is
lots of fun--fun to make and fun to break. Lots of hard work goes into making
it and lots of hard work goes into breaking it. After all the hard work, comes
The Cub Scouts being recognized
tonight have worked hard. They have had lots of fun along the way, too.
Would the following Cub Scouts
and their parents please come forward to receive their awards.
Great Salt Lake Council
Besides using this
as written to give a present to all members of the pack, you could just prep
triquitraques for the boys receiving awards that night. Label them and
present them with appropriate ceremony (perhaps using a ceremony found
elsewhere in Baloo J
- Before the meeting make enough triquitraques (pronounced tree-keytra'-kays)
in assorted colors for each of your boys. Use the directions below. Put a
World Brotherhood patch inside each triquitraque. Display them at the pack
meeting in a brightly colored basket, pottery bowl, or .sombrero. Play a CD or
tape of some Latin American music in the background as you speak. Music is
available free at the library.
Cubmaster (or other Leader) -
This month we have been learning a little about the culture of some
Spanish speaking countries (name the country or countries that have been
featured). It is good to learn things about other places and peoples. It helps
us to understand and appreciate them. It enriches our lives to have lots of
different kinds of experiences. And, it is also a lot of fun!
Who can tell me some of the
things that you have learned about another country this month? (Allow
the children to tell some of the things they have learned. You may have to ask
some leading questions to get them started. After they have had sufficient
time to answer, continue. )
I have a surprise for each of
you. The Den Chiefs will pass out some Latin American triquitraques to you.
Don't do anything with them until I tell you to. Just hold them. (Have
Den Chiefs pass out the triquitraques while you talk.) In Mexico
triquitraques are often used on holidays or other special days, such as
birthdays, to add to the fun of the occasion. Inside of the triquitraque is a
Does everyone have his
triquitraque? Okay, when I count to three in Spanish, everyone pull on the
little strings that are hanging out of your triquitraque. Can everyone find
the strings? Bueno. Oh! How do 1 count to three in Spanish? Okay, on "tres"
pull your strings. Everyone help me count. Altogether now, uno, dos, tres!
Pull your strings! (After they pop their triquitraques make sure
everyone finds their patch.) We have given you the World Brotherhood
patch to show that you understand that all of us are God's children and we
need to love and appreciate each other.
Great Salt Lake Council
Needed: empty toilet
paper rolls, assorted colors of tissue paper, bright, narrow ribbon and
"Pulling Fireworks" (little cylinders with strings coming out of each end).
You can buy the pulling fireworks or poppers at a craft or novelty store.
Cut a toilet paper roll in half
to make two cylinders. Put a small gift or patch inside. Put the popper in the
cylinder, leaving the strings dangling out of each end. Lay the cylinder on
colored tissue paper leaving about two inches of extra tissue on each end. Put
a tiny piece of clear tape over the strings on each end to attach it to the
tissue. Wrap the tissue around the cylinder. Tie a narrow ribbon at both ends
of the tissue close to the cylinder and flare out the loose ends, making sure
the strings are still dangling out.
Circle Ten Council
Who got it from Bay Area
It seems we always have
boys who join at different times throughout the year, so a bobcat ceremony at
Blue & Gold is not unusual for us.
This was in the Circle 10
Pow Wow Book as a Bobcat Ceremony but with a little work, it could be an
effective Cubmaster’s Minute closing thought or useful for recruiting more
Personnel: Cubmaster, Den
Chief, Den Leader, Bobcat candidates and parents
Board consisting of arrow with three candles on a balance, Bobcat pins and
Cubmaster: Will the
candidates and their parents please come forward and face the pack. (They do
so) You boys and your parents have come to be inducted into our Cub Scout
family as members of Pack ___. You are ready to start your adventure along
Akela's trail, together with your friends and their parents.
Here is the arrow (points to
ceremonial board) that points the way along the trail. The awards you can earn
along the trail are: the Wolf, the Bear, the WEBELOS, and the Arrow of Light
awards. The parts of the Cub Scout program that cannot be seen are the value
of things you will learn and the good times you will have.
This is the scale of Akela. Both
the parents and the Cub Scouts are important to keep the scale in balance.
(To Den Chief): (name),
will you light the candle representing the Cub Scouts. (Candle on feather)
(To Den Leader): (name),
will you light the candle for the parents. (Points to the candle on the arrow
If the boy does not do his part,
the scale is out of balance and the program goes downhill. (Removes candle
representing boys, then replaces it) On the other hand, if the parents part is
taken away, the scale is out of balance in the other direction and the Cub
Scout loses his way along Akela's trail. (Removes candle representing parents,
then replaces it)
So, you see, to keep the Cub
Scout program in perfect balance, both Cub Scouts and parents must take part
in the activities by coming to all meetings, following the leaders, and
advancing from point to point along Akela's trail.
Now boys, give the Cub Scout
sign, and repeat the Promise with me.
They repeat Cub Scout
And, parents, will you please
repeat the following: We, as parents, will do our best...to aid and assist our
son...in his Cub Scout activities. We will encourage him with
enthusiasm...criticize him with fairness...and judge him with lenience. And,
realizing that the Cub Scout program...is one of equal participation for boys
and parents...we will assist as we are able...in serving as leaders, advisors,
I Salute You
An Arrow of Light Ceremony
Circle Ten Council
CUBMASTER: Tonight I have
the honor of presenting the Arrow of Light to some of our WEBELOS Scouts.
Would (names) and their parents please come forward to receive the award? A
WEBELOS Scout must have passed the following requirements: Been active in the
WEBELOS den for 6 months, have earned the WEBELOS badge, know the Scout
Promise and the Scout Law, give and know the meaning of the Scout Motto,
slogan, sign, salute and handshake, know the hurry cases in first aid, have
earned a total of seven activity badges, have visited a troop meeting with his
den attended an outdoor activity, participated in a WEBELOS overnight or day
hike and attended a troop meeting but this time with his parents.
Will you now light the candles
in the order of which you have progressed along the Cub Scout trail. From
Bobcat to WEBELOS. Now welcome to the highest award, the Arrow of Light, which
you, with the help of your parents, have obtained. So it gives me great
pleasure in giving this award to your parents to present to you. Because your
parents have helped you along the Cub Scout trail, here are miniature Arrow of
Light pins for you to present to them. I salute each of you, (names), as
WEBELOS Scouts. You will soon know the adventure of a Boy Scout.
Gold And Silver Arrow
Circle Ten Council
Who got it from - Detroit
Equipment: Arrows (gold and silver) and Arrow cards
Assistant Cubmaster (or Den Leader Coach)
Cubmaster: Tonight we
have some Wolves and Bears who have been hard at work on their electives and
so (number) of them have done enough to earn their Gold Arrow under
Wolf (Bear) and (number) have earned their Silver Arrows.
I would like the following boys
and their parents to come up onto the stage with the parents standing in back
of their sons. (Read list of boys and whether gold of silver arrow, and under
Cubmaster: It gives me
great pleasure to award these boys their Arrow Points tonight. As I read your
names, ______ our Assistant Cubmaster, will hand you the awards with our
congratulations for a job well done.
After this is done, the
These boys have learned how to
make and do many useful and fun things while working on these electives. For
each 10 projects he completes, he receives an Arrow Point, so that you can see
that these boys have been busy fellows indeed. For all of their fine efforts,
we're doing to give them a special applause stunt.