Customs Of Countries
EQUIPMENT: A small
Christmas tree with lights and a candelabra with electric candles. Use a
different color bulb for each rank.
NARRATOR: The Christmas season is celebrated in
different ways throughout the world. It is celebrated in Germany, Austria,
Australia, Brazil, Chili, Argentina and in many other countries including the
United States. In the United States we celebrate this season in many different
ways. A very popular way is with lights.
Tonight we have some Scouts who have demonstrated the
custom of advancing in rank. -
Bobcat candidate(s) and parent(s) forward.)
The custom of the Bobcat is to follow the 7 steps in the
Bobcat trail. Cub Scout(s) _____________ has completed the 7 steps and for this
accomplishment (he) (they) will add another light to celebrate the Christmas
season. Have Scout(s) screw the "Bobcat" bulb into the candle.
Congratulate Scout(s)for accomplishment. Present badge(s)
to the parent(s) to present to the Scout(s).
The custom of the Wolf is to complete 12 achievements in
the Wolf book.
The custom of the Bear is to complete requirements in 12 of
the 24 achievements.
The Webelos custom requires
that Scouts complete activity badges. Webelos Scout(s) (has) (have) completed
the required activities to earn the Webelos badge.
These boys have helped us
tight our tree but it is still not as bright as it can be. We must make the
last climb to the upper branches of our tree for the Webelos rank. These boys
have earned activity badges that will taught them skills, citizenship, and
physical fitness (Have boys come forward to light their bulbs and receive
Because of a11 the good work
of these boys, our tree is lit. But we recognize that you do not reach these
ranks alone. Your parents and leaders in Cub Scouting have helped you to get to
these ranks. (Give appropriate applause for parents and leaders )
If there is an Arrow of
Light award, a star could be on top of the tree. After presenting the award
talk about how it tops off the boy's Cub Scout career and can be a shining part
of his life.
To complete the custom of advancing in rank, we have a
Scout who deserves the greatest celebration because he has attained the highest
honor a Cub Scout can get - The Arrow of Light.
Call Scout(s) and
parent(s) forward. For the accomplishment have Scout(s) screw in a colored bulb
that blinks. Congratulate the Scout(s) and Parent(s) for the hard work they have
done to attain this honor. Present badge and award to parent(s) to present to
T'WAS THE NIGHT OF THE PACK
'Twas the night of the Pack
meeting and all through the place. Not a boy was stirring, anticipation on each
It was time for Advancements
and they all turned an ear, so when their name was called, they would hear it
loud and clear. The Cubmaster was checking his list, not once but twice to see
which boys had worked hard and earned awards this night.
First come the Bobcats, all
new to the Pack Akela is ready with the guidance and experience they lack. Come
up our new Cubs, you’re our Bobcats tonight Your final step as a Bobcat is to do
a good deed, and you must do it right. (Present the Bobcat badges)
Second are the Wolves,
experienced that’s true But there is still much to learn, Akela’s not through.
Come up all our Wolf Cubs, you are wolves to be praised Achievements and
electives you’ve done, so with Wolf badge and arrow points, in rank you are
raised (Present the Wolf badges and arrow points.)
Third are the Bears, most
experienced so far, Akela’s teachings they have heeded, they’re way above par.
Come up our Bear Cubs, your work and learning is applauded For completing
achievements and electives, tonight you’re awarded (Present Bear badges and
Last are the Webelos, but not
least to be sure Akela’s lessons they’ve learned, now Boy Scouts is their lure.
Come up all our Webelos, your activities are harder, your accomplishments you
wear proudly on your shoulder (Present Webelos activity pins)
Baltimore Area Council
Equipment: Large pot,
two smaller pots or bowls that will fit inside the large pot, wooden spoon, 2
cups sugar, one egg, I teaspoon baking soda, dash salt, I cup flour, 1/4 cup
chocolate chips, awards
Personnel: Cubmaster or
advancement chair dressed as a chef with white apron and chef’s hat
Place smaller pots inside the
Put awards into one pot and
cover them with foil.
ingredients, which are measured in containers all ready to add at the
Scout Chef: I am the Cub Scout chef. It is my job to cook up some awards for
our Pack. I have developed a special recipe for this event. Let’s try it!
all my utensils and ingredients before me. The large pot represents the Cub
Scout program, the container that holds it all together. This stirring spoon is
the district and council. They help us mix our Pack in with the whole BSA
add 2 cups of sugar, which represents the achievements that the boys have been
add an egg, which stands for the parents who help hold the program together.
(Crack egg and let it ‘plop’ into the ingredient bowl.) Now, I add I teaspoon of
baking soda and a dash of salt. Like Cub Scout leaders, they are the key
ingredients that bring the others together and cause them to change. Next comes
a cup of flour. This represents the boys -- the staple of Cub Scouting. Last, I
add a handful of chocolate chips, which represent the awards the boys have
stir this pot of Cub Scouting and see what happens. Yes, my delicious recipe
worked! (Uncover the pot with the awards and pull out the badges.) It appears I
have stirred up some awards! (Proceed with usual Pack rituals for Award
presentation - Have the boys and their parents come forward. Hand each badge to
parents to award to their boy. Have the boys and parents remain in front of the
group until all awards have been presented.) Lead a cheer to congratulate all
the Cub Scouts!