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Bubble Advancement Ceremony
Trapper Trails Council Pow-wow Book
(This ceremony can be adapted to be used in dens or packs)

Equipment: Bubble solution, and bubble wand, awards to be given.

Personnel: Den Leader or Cubmaster, boy receiving award (and parents, if appropriate)

Set up: Den Leader spends a few seconds blowing bubbles with the Cubs and then calls them around him/her.

Den Leader: Did you know that soap bubbles can only join at one of two angles (places or ways)? There are no other possibilities. So the number two would be important if you were a bubble. The number two is important to Cub Scouts also. Whenever you give the Cub Scout Promise you hold your right arm high with two fingers held out straight in the Cub Scout sign. The two fingers stand for the two points of the Promise; to help other people and to obey. They also stand for the two alert ears of a wolf. A wolf that is always listening to Akela. (Name) has been listening closely and working with his parents and in our den. He is now ready to receive his first/next bead in his Progress Towards Ranks. (Award bead and help boy get it attached. Your Den Chief could do this.) We'll now form a living circle and give the grand howl in (name's) honor.

Trapper Trails Council Pow-wow Book

1. Attach awards to small kites. Display on wall. With fluffy clouds, bright sun and/or rainbow. On kite write, "It takes high ideals to earn your . . . "

2. Attach awards to a Frisbee or plastic disc, small plastic paratrooper, or paper airplane. Throw for each boy to catch.

3. Attach award to airplane tickets. On airplane ticket write, "You are just the ticket. Congratulations on earning you . . ."

4. Put awards in balloons with a lightweight paper basket. Write the message, "You soar to great heights in scouting. Congratulations on earning your . . . "

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