Circle Ten Council
Personnel: Cubmaster: (Dressed as Ringmaster)
and Gentlemen, you are about to see Circus like you have never seen before!
For our first act tonight we have trained Bobcats and
their trainers (parents). They will be in the center ring and will perform for
us showing what feats they have mastered. (Bobcats and parents come forward
and go through some Bobcat requirements with Cubmaster. Badges are presented.)
Notice how these Bobcats have been trained well by their trainers. Let's have a
big cheer for this fine act we have just seen performed before our very eyes!
And now we have for our second colossal circus act of
achievement this evening, a fine trained Wolf act. The Wolves in this act are:
(read boys' names receiving Wolf badge or arrow points under Wolf badge.)
Here come those Wolf Cubs and their trainers into our center ring! (Boys and
parents come forward. Present badges, lead cheer)
(Handle Bear badges and arrow points in same manner as
And now ladies and gentlemen, we have a stupendous act
which takes much skill and requires work and patience as these young men climb
to great heights . . . in fact, to the very top in the Cub Scout Circus of
Achievements. Let's all watch breathlessly as we give special honors in a
ceremony, which will demonstrate to you, what heights these boys have climbed
with the help of their trainers along the way. It is a privilege to introduce
you to the participants in this outstanding feat. (Call boys, Webelos Leader
and parents forward.) (Present activity badges with appropriate language
pertaining to badge, such as:)
These are our skilled athletes . . . who have shown
their dexterity in physical fitness feats in earning their Athlete (or
Sportsman) Activity award (or) These are the aquanauts whose remarkable agility
in the water is unequaled… etc.
And now for the stars of our show… the young men who
have completed the requirements for the Arrow of Light… the highest award in Cub
Scouting. In order to qualify for this award, these young men have shown
superior knowledge about Scouting, citizenship and emergency first aid. As these
stars step into our center ring let's give them a roaring round of applause.
We have presented for you one of the most exciting,
most stupendous show in the history of Cub Scouting. The young men you have seen
before you have attained the heights of achievement … an amazing array of
ability and stupendous skill. . . an extravaganza extraordinary!
Circus Advancement Ceremony
Staging: Cubmaster and one or more Den Leaders dressed as clowns. Do the
short clown skit to lead off this ceremony.
#1: Being a clown is lots of fun.- You make people laugh with you and at
you. -It does not take a lot of skill, only a good sense of humor.
#2: It is an easy way to be the center of attention. We tell jokes, chase
each other around and fall flat on our faces. Everyone loves a clown. –Scouting
in many ways is like being a clown. Cub Scouts have lots of fun. We tell jokes,
laugh a lot and have many enjoyable experiences. However, Cub Scouting is not
only fun, it is learning skills and crafts and even some citizenship and good
#1: Sometimes the Cub Scouts learn something with out even knowing it. Other
times it takes hard work for accomplishments. Tonight we have some Cub Scouts
that have had lots of fun earning these awards. Now let me see, where are those
Clowns antics like the following
trying to find names:
Have names on slips of paper inside inflated
balloons, pop balloons to get names. --
Names taped to end of spring snake inside a
can with the rank badges on outside of can.
Names and badges on outside of box filled
with set mousetraps. –
#2: (when names are found) Will the following Cub Scouts and their parents
come forward to the center ring. (read names) –
#1: Parents I have the privilege of giving you these badges to present to
your sons. -(Continue in like manner for all rank presentations.)
conclusion, Clown #1 chases Clown #2 off with broom or some other silly prop.
Wild Den Of Bobcats - Bobcat Ceremony
needed: Top Hat, cape or a cane, bobcat name tags
Cubmaster: Ladies and Gentlemen
of the Big Top. May I have your attention please! In the center Ring we now have
Cub Scout(s) (Read name(s)). He (They) has (have) shown his parent that he is
qualified to receive this ______ badge. But... he must still pass this daring
feat of courage. He must pass the den of Bobcats. Without being scratched or
his clothing torn to bits or fainting from the sight of his own blood (have some
cubs lined up on their knees, for the boys to pass through. They may claw at or
hiss but they must not be too rowdy.) We must have complete silence to insure
his safety. Drums please ... (dim lights). (Boy walks through den of Bobcats.)
“Will Den Chief ____________ please
escort his Mother to the Center Ring.” (She doesn’t need to prove her
worthiness.) Now (boy’s name), you have been tested and are proven honorable to
receive this highly sought after award. Mother, please pin this on your son.
Let’s give them both a big round of
CIRCUS APPLAUSE!!! (cup hands to mouth and ROAR!!)
Under The Big Top
Heart of America Council
Equipment: Make a 3 cages out
of boxes. Put a stuffed animal of a Bobcat, Bear and Wolf in separate boxes. A
whip made with a dowel rod and small rope or cord.
Our Den Leaders have been working hard to tame some wild animals.
cage (point to Bobcat cage) we have a wild Bobcat. The Bobcat is the first step
in Cub Scouting. To tame the Bobcat, he must be taught the 7 steps in the Bobcat
Trail. Tonight we have tamed a Bobcat.
Bobcat candidate and parents forward. Comment about the achievements and present
the badge to the parents to present to the Scout(s).
the Wolf cage). In this cage we have a wild wolf. To tame a Wolf, he must
complete 12 achievements in the Wolf book. We have Scout(s) who have been tamed.
Called Wolf candidates and parents forward. Comment about their accomplishments
by completing the 12 achievements. Present the badge to the parents to present
to the Scout(s).
the Bear cage). The Bear is the wildest of these animals. To tame a bear, the
Bear must complete requirements in 12 of the 24 achievements. We have tame Bear
Scout(s) and will and parents come forward. Comment about the accomplishment and
to many things the Scout had to do to be tamed and to earn the Bear badge.
Present the badge to the parents to present to the Scout(s).
Alternative presentation: Put the badges in an Animal Cookie box.