Volume 5 Issue 8
March 1999

ADVANCEMENT CEREMONIES

Advancement Ceremony
Bay Area Council

Make a very large butterfly net and catch the boys sitting in the audience. Have his badge or whatever he is receiving on a colored construction paper bug which has been mounted on a collection board until this point.

Planting A Scout
Bay Area Council

What do we plant when we plant a tree?
We plant the ship which will cross the sea.
We plant the mast to carry the sails.
We plant the planks to withstand the gales;
The keel, the keelson, the beam, the knee;
We plant a ship when we plant a tree.

What do we plant when we plant a tree?
We plant houses for you and me.
We plant the rafters, the shingles, the floors,
We plant the studding, the lath, the doors,
The beams and siding, all parts that be;
We plant a house when we plant a tree.

What do we plant when we plant a tree?
A thousand things that we daily see!
The paper for books from which we learn,
Tools to help us do a good turn,
The wood for a Pinewood Derby car,
For model planes that we can fly far,
We plant the staff for the flag of the free,
Yes, we plant all these when we plant a tree.

But what do we plant when we plant a lad?
With the help of his mother and his dad,
We plant a Cub who'll become a Scout.
We plant ideas that will round him out.
The skill, the games, the joy to be had,
We plant a Scout when we plant a lad.

(From here the Cubmaster goes into a standard awards ceremony. Narration could be done by Committee Chairman and Awards Chairman during the ceremony. When awards have been given out, these last two lines are said by the narrator.

What do we plant when we plant a lad?
We plant a Scout when we plant a lad.
Congratulations to all of you.

PROPS: If you want, you could have awards tied to a tree branch.

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