Dinosaur Hunt Ceremony
Badges to be awarded.
Two leaders, who may be carrying paleontologistsí hammers, chisels, and
magnifiers: boys receiving awards and their parents.
The leaders walk
through the pack while conversing.
CA - Iím going on a
CM - For big dinosaurs?
CA - No, not in size, but
big in ideals.
CM - Can I go along?
CA - Yes, but you may
have to help with their parents.
CM - O.K., but are they
CA - No, but they are
smart. They have taught their Cub Scouts many things.
CM - Thereís one now. And
Continue until all
boys receiving awards and their parents are identified. The leaders escort
the Cub Scouts and their parents to the front. They speak briefly about the
boysí accomplishments in earning advancement, giving credit to the parents
for helping. The badges are given to the parents to present to their sons.
THE CAVEMANS FIRE (outdoor ceremony)
Circle Ten Council
The cave men
settled down at night and usually had a fire for cooking and for warmth. It
takes several ingredients to make a campfire.
To start, you have
to find some small sticks or twigs.
candidates bring in some twigs or sticks and place on the ground) Discuss
their accomplishments and present badges. (Set sticks on fire)
ingredient is to add kindling to get the fire going. (Have Wolf candidates
put kindling on the fire). Discuss their accomplishments.
The next step is
to add the fuel to the fire. We do this by adding wood. (Have bear
candidates bring in wood and place on fire). Discuss their accomplishments.
The Webelos scout
adds to his knowledge and Scouting experience by completing activities. The
fire will not burn unless more wood is added. (Have Webelos place more wood
on the fire). Discuss their accomplishments.
With fire now
burning take an arrow and discuss the elements to earn the Arrow of Light.
(Call candidates forward) This arrow and the light from the fire represents
the highest honor a Cub Scout can achieve. The Arrow (hold up arrows) of
Light. (Point to fire). Discuss accomplishments.
ARCHEOLOGIST AWARD CEREMONY
Sam Houston Area Council
Table topped with
a 3 or 4 inch tall box about 18 inches square.
The box is filled
with sand or sawdust.
"L 'eggs " eggs or
similar plastic eggs filled with the awards and buried in the .sand
costumes for 2 people (pith helmets, hammers, etc)
1 plastic dinosaur.
DR.. DINA: (finds
dinosaur nest) Doctor Bones come look! I think I have found a rare
DR. BONES: By jo! I do
believe you have found it!
DR. DINA: (Digs in the
.sand and pulls out an egg). Look a rare TIGERosaurus egg! There is
something inside! (They open it and present the awards)
DR. BONES: (Find another
egg). I have found a rare WOLFosaurus egg! (They open it and present
DR. DINA: (Finds
another egg). Wow, I have found a rare BEARosaurus egg. (They open it
and present the awards)
DR. BONES: (Finds another
egg) Fantastic, the rare WEBELOSaurus egg! (They open it and present
DR. BONES: Could it be! After
all these years! This one is alive! (He puts his finger in the mouth of a
plastic dinosaur. He waves it around for all to .see. Then screams and runs
THE TROPHY SKIN
Circle Ten Council
Trophy skin, badges and arrow points. Pin badges and arrow points on trophy
skin in ascending order. Wolf badges and arrow points on bottom. Arrow of
Light awards on top.
To make Trophy skin: Cut piece of
leather, cardboard or suede clothe in the shape of bearskin. Use sticks for
CUBMASTER: This month our Cub
Scouts have been working hard to advance in rank. Tonight, we will honor
those who have achieved a new rank or earned arrow points. We're proud of
them and their parents, too. Because, you know, a Cub Scout can't advance
without the help of his parents. Our Webelos Scouts don't pass their badges
to their parents, but they need their encouragement. So we're going to ask
them to take part in our ceremony too. (Cubmaster then calls forward boys
who have earned Wolf rank, with their parents) Each boy takes his Wolf badge
from the trophy shin and parent pins it on his uniform while Cubmaster
briefly explains how it was earned by completing 12 achievements. Follow the
same procedure for the Bear and arrow points.)
WEBELOS DEN LEADER: Use the same
ceremony for Activity badges. Webelos badge, and the Arrow of Light.
CUBMASTER: Advancement is just a
part of the fun of Cub Scouting. But it's an important part, because through
advancement our boys learn new skills that will help them when they join a
Scout troop and throughout their whole lives. Let's give a grand howl for
our den mates who advanced tonight.
Like scientist of today who try their best discover the dinosaurs of
yesterday, the Bobcats of today are trying their best to discover the past
and future. They are setting out on a journey into a strange surrounding.
Their journey will
take them to manhood. They will discover America.
(Call the Bobcats
and parents forward.)
You have completed the first leg of your journey by completing the
requirements for the Bobcat Badge. You have learned and said the Cub Scout
promise~ You have learned and explained the Law of the Pack. You know and
have explained the meaning of Webelos. You have shown that you know how to
use the Cub Scout Sign and handshake.
(Cub Scoutís Name)
will you give and explain the Cub Scout Motto?
with Bobcat Badges to present to their sons.
Congratulations, you are now ready to start on the second part of your
journey, I send you to discover the Land of Wolf.
Repeat for each
rank substituting specific activities the boys have completed with each rank
in addition to the promise, etc. This makes sure the boys do not forget the
beginning of their journey.