Circle Ten Council
Although not specified here, you may wish to break
this ceremony up and assign different parts to appropriate Den Leaders or
other Leaders. CD
Narrator (Cubmaster) - This month our Cub Scouts have been learning about
their environment and how to be part of the solution to pollution rather than
contributors to the problem. They have learned to re-use, reduce, and recycle
products in their home. They have participated in service projects to help
fix existing problems in their neighborhoods and parks. Tonight we honor some
of those service minded Scouts who have completed requirements for their rank
Bobcat Trail is the beginning of the Cub Scout adventure. The boys attaining
this rank have just begun to learn the meaning of service to others as they
learned the Cub Scout Promise and Law of the Pack. (Call boys and parents
attaining the rank of Wolf, boys learn about our "Living World" and how to
protect it. They have made observations about how their neighborhoods get
dirty, then gone into action to help be part of the solution to the problem.
(Call boys and parents forward.)
Big Bear Trail is full of choices, and some of those choices deal with "Taking
Care of Your Planet" and "Sharing Your World With Wildlife." Boys attaining
this rank have learned something of the interdependence of life on Planet
Earth, that all living things need each other. (Call boys and parents
Learning the Outdoor Code is one of the requirements for attaining the Webelos
Rank. In preparing for Boy Scouts, these boys will be spending more and more
time outdoors, and their conduct toward the environment could impact
generations to come. (Call boys and parents forward.)
outdoor program is an important part of the Scouting movement. Be a leader in
your school, your home, and your neighborhood to preserve this precious
environment for our future.
CUB SCOUT SEEDLING
Circle Ten Council
STAGING: Cardboard trees and bushes in background.
CUBMASTER: Do you see that tree in my backyard? My first den & I planted
that tree as a seedling the first year my oldest joined Cub Scouts. Look at it
now! We did it as a conservation project to show how we can help our
ASST CM: Wow, it sure has grown!!
CUBMASTER: A young Bobcat starting his Cub Scouting adventure may be like
a young seedling just starting to grow like that one used to be in my
backyard. We have several Cub Scouts that have earned the Bobcat rank.
ASST CM: Will the following boys and their parents please join us in the
backyard. (Reads names)
CUBMASTER: These Cubs, like a planted seedling, have just started.
Parents, I give you the Bobcat Badge to present to your sons.
CUBMASTER: A young Wolf has gone beyond the bobcat, like the seedling
becoming a tree. His limbs extend high and become visible to the neighborhood
reaching out to see and learn.
ASST CM: We have several Cub Scouts tonight that have earned the Wolf
Badge, the second rank in Cub Scouting. Will the following boys and their
parents come into the backyard. (Read Wolf names)
CUBMASTER: A Wolf Cub has accomplished more than the Bobcat. His
experiences, skills, and knowledge have begun to extend beyond his home and
have become visible to others. Parents, please present these Wolf Badges to
CUBMASTER: The Bear Scout, the third rank of Cub Scouting, has continued
up the Scouting trail beyond the Wolf. He has become strong and straight as a
young tree, not fully grown yet, but on his way. His search extends beyond his
neighborhood into the town and country. His experiences could be fishing in a
creek, a hike through town, or visit to local park or zoo. We have several Cub
Scouts that have met the challenges of the Bear and will receive their awards
ASST CM: Will the following Cub Scouts and parents join us. (Read names)
CUBMASTER. The Bear Scout has matured and endured the challenges of the
Cub Scout trail. His experiences and knowledge are nearly complete. His
backyard is beyond his neighborhood. Parents please present these badges to
CUBMASTER: The Webelos Scout is coming to the end of the Cub Scout Trail.
He is a fully-grown tree in the Cub Scout forest. He stands straight and tall.
His backyard extends up and down the highways. His fun may include Canoeing at
a Cub Scout camp, hiking in the woods, and camping overnight. We have several
Cub Scouts here tonight that have met the Webelos challenges.
ASST CM: Will the following boys and their parents join us in our
CUBMASTER: The Webelos Scouts have almost completed the Cub Scout trail.
They are knowledgeable, skillful, and confident. His backyard is almost
limitless. Parents please present these badges to your sons.
Leaves On The Tree Limb - Advancement
A several‑branched bare tree limb
in a can of plaster or sand.
Green paper leaves (one for each
boy receiving an award.)
CUBMASTER: This tree is a symbol of the natural
beauty of our land. It also provides oxygen to our air and is a buffer against
sun and wind. Mother Nature requires a long time to grow a beautiful tree. It
requires nurturing such as sunshine and water and the protection from harm.
ASST CM: This tree represents our Cub Scouting
program. In order for it to flourish and be protected, Cub Scouts and their
parents must spend much time and effort. The boys receiving awards tonight
have given time and effort, as have their parents. As each of you receive your
award, you will place a leaf on our tree, and you will be able to see how much
more attractive it is because of you.
(Call forward boys and parents receiving Wolf awards
and arrow points, then Bear awards and arrow points; then Webelos awards and
Be sure to include appropriate cheers!! CD
CUBMASTER: You have each helped nurture this
tree, and it has become a part of you. Just as Mother Nature's trees endure
for many years, you have gained values through your achievements and electives
which will last you a lifetime. May you always stand tall and straight like a
tree...and be a beautiful resource of our land.
Great Salt Lake Council
It is really important that children grow up with a
feeling of hope. They must know that their actions can make their corner of
the world a better place. Have the boys do a service project, such as picking
up trash in the neighborhood. Take pictures or a video of them while they are
working. Then at pack meeting show the video or pictures with a slide show
presentation while you play John Denver's "Rhymes and Reasons" (leave off the
first verse). When you come to the just music part, have a boy read the poem
by Carol Shaw Lord that is on the Prayers Section of Baloo. Tape the music
with the voice over ahead of time to make sure it comes out just right.
After the reading the lights go up and the Cubmaster
gives the awards.
CM: Yes boys, each of you is young and
inexperienced. But even in the choices you make now, you can bring misery or
happiness to those around you. With your work, enthusiasm and cooperation you
can make your home and neighborhood a better place to live. Whether you are
cooperative and helpful, or quarrelsome and negative, it is up to you.
Would the boys who helped us with our neighborhood clean
up please come forward? I am proud of these boys for getting in and working to
make the neighborhood better. Each of them has earned his World Conservation
GOOD EGG AWARDS
Great Salt Lake Council
each boy's awards in a plastic egg and put the eggs in an Easter Basket. Along
with the awards put in an affirmation. Write or tape each boy's name on the
outside of the egg. Make a list to read from of what each boy has earned and
his affirmation. As you give each boy his egg, tell which awards he is
receiving and read the affirmation.
have gone the egg-tra mile!
doing egg-traordinarily well!
eggs-uberance is paying off!
eggs-cuse can stand in your way!
have egg-ceeded eggs-pectations!
a great eggs-ample!
egg-citing that you have done so much!
eggs-hibit great enthusiasm!
You could, also, use these Affirmations as Recognition Awards for your adult
volunteers and leaders. CD
Explanation Advancement Ceremony for all Ranks
This ceremony is not theme related but you may
want to put it away for use in the Fall or a Parents’ night when you are
explaining about Cub Scouts. CD
CM: Have you ever wondered
why most of the ranks in Cub Scouting are named tier animals? Think about the
animals Bobcat, Wolf and Bear for a moment. What images come to mind? The
Bobcat is a little smaller than most of his cousins in the wildcat family, but
his features, especially his ever-alert ears, make him very distinctive and
his movements are sleek and swift. We have several Bobcat Cubs here tonight
who swiftly tracked the seven steps of what it takes to be a Cub Scout. Would
the following boys and their parents please come forward? (Call the names of
the boys who are to be awarded the Bobcat rank)
Wolf DL: The Wolf is a very
intelligent animal and is known for his loyalty to the pack. He is quick to
defend his territory much like a Cub Scout who is quick to stand up for what
he believes is right. Would the following boys and their parents please come
forward to accept the rank of wolf? (Call the names of the Cubs advancing.)
Bear DL: The Bear is one of
the largest animals on our continent and for that reason is often feared, his
strength is legendary and his senses are keen, but if you watch him closely
you will probably see he has a sense of humor and likes to play. He also knows
how to plan ahead as we see in his preparations for winter. We have some Cubs
here tonight who have proven their strength and sharpened their senses and are
now ready to be awarded the Rank of Bear. Would the following boys and their
parents please come forward? (Call the names of the boys who are to be awarded
the Rank of Bear.)
Webelos DL: The Webelos rank
may not be named after an animal, but it does stand for something special. Who
can tell me what Webelos means? (Pause for response.) Right! WE’ll
BE LOyal Scouts. Part of being a Scout is being a friend
to animals--a protector of their homes and their right to survive. Webelos are
apprentice outdoorsmen, foresters and naturalists and they are learning what
it means to be a Boy Scout. Would the following boys and their parents please
come forward to be awarded the Rank of Webelos? (Call the names of the new
Webelos DL: Boys who have
attained the Arrow of Light have made a commitment to live their lives by the
Scout Oath. This commitment makes them the living of the Forest, the Ruler of
the Roost, and the Leader of the Pack. Would the following candidates and
their parents please come forward for the presentation of the Arrow of Light
awards. (Call the names of the boys who are to be presented their Arrows of
Note on the word Webelos
Webelos always has the “S” on the end whether
you are talking about one Webelos Scout or a den of 8 Webelos Scouts. To
help remember this, just think without the ”S” there is nothing to which to
be loyal. CD