ALL ACROSS OUR NATION
Circle Ten Council
Personnel: 8 Cub Scouts
Equipment: Picture of or a small flag. The following pictures: Statue
of Liberty, steel mills or factory, scene of New Jersey, picture of the Alamo,
picture of Alaska, Hawaiian scene, map or picture of the U.S.A. Recorded
Cub Scouts form a semi-circle around the flag and hold up their picture and
say the short verse.
Cub # 1
(Statue of Liberty) New York is a lovely state where we see this
Cub # 2
(factory or industry) Michigan is a very great state, they make
many cars for our land.
Cub # 3
(New Jersey scene) New Jersey is our own home state, we’re proud
in many ways.
Cub # 4
(Alamo scene) Texas is the Lone Star state, home to the Alamo.
Cub # 5
(Alaskan scene) Alaska has some very cold nights, with some short,
Cub # 6
(Hawaiian picture) Hawaii is our newest state, and we’re proud to
say she’s ours.
Cub # 7
(map or picture U.S.) But all of the states together, make a
nation of beautiful stars.
Cub # 8
(Flag) Please join me in the Pledge of Allegiance
Cub # 9
Please join me in singing "God Bless America."
"UTAH" OPENING CEREMONY
Great Salt Lake
Set Up –
Four Cub Scouts with card spelling out UTAH
and their words in large print in the back.
In my state we have:
U -The Uintas, Utes, uranium,
and we are an upbeat utopian.
T - Timpanogos, trappers,
temples, turkeys, table salt, train meeting from east to west, tyrannosaurus
bones, we have technical geniuses and the television inventor. We are
temperate and theological.
A - Apples, apricots,
antelopes, many academic colleges, athletes, artists, April conference, and
Apostles. Appetites for casseroles, green Jell-O salads, ice cream and church
H - Honeybees, handcarts, a huge
salty lake, a harmonizing choir, hieroglyphics, and many hobbies and
handicraft. We harvest hay, pie cherries, peaches, and hams. We are known for
being happy, helpful, and holding the best Winter Olympics ever.
This is truly the greatest place on earth!
Maybe you could
write a ceremony like this for your state – Idaho, Iowa, Ohio, Maine would not
be too bad. Indiana and Illinois, yes, but I can see problems with long names
like West Virginia or South Carolina but am sure you can do it!! CD
A NEW JERSEY (or WISCONSIN OR IDAHO OR MAINE OR …)
Southern NJ Council
Flag and a pack flag are carried to the front by the color guards. They face
the audience. The lights are turned down and a Cub Scout stands in between the
flags. A spotlight is turned on the setting. An adult leader or a good reader
reads the verse below.
He's just eight years old
He's made of the following
ingredients: Noise, energy, imagination, curiosity and hunger.
He's the "cute little boy down the
street", that "spoiled imp next door", or "My Son,"...
depending on who you are.
something to be kept fed, clothed, healthy, happy and out of trouble.
He's something else, too..........
He's tomorrow. He's the future
we've been fighting for.
He's part of the world's most
generation who must carry on after us and win the peace.