Cub Scouting's Seeds Of Advancement
Simon Kenton Council
Personnel: Cubmaster, advancing boys and
Equipment: Sack marked "seeds: with
(Call the advancing Cub Scouts and
their parents forward)
Cubmaster: Many of our legends and heroes
were not real people. They were characters invented around a
campfire in the 19th century when storytelling was like
TV is today - the main entertainment of the people. But some were
real. One was Johnny Appleseed, who wandered through Ohio and
Indiana for forty years after the American Revolution planting apple
orchards. For generations afterward those trees helped to feed the
The badges we're awarding tonight are like those apple
seeds. They are symbols of the growth for our Cub Scouts, who are
themselves growing straight and tall like Johnny Appleseed's trees.
And also like those trees, our Cub Scouts will help other people.
(Take the badges from the sack of "seeds" and give them to
the parents to pin on).
This month we have learned about many
"legends" in our history. People do lots of different
things to become known as legends. One may save someone's life.
Another might make an important discovery. Still others may make a
great sacrifice for his country or people. What makes one person a
legend is not necessarily more important than what caused someone
else to receive that same title. The thing that makes a person a
legend is that he or she did their best when it really mattered. We
have a lot of Cub Scout legends here with us tonight. I would like
to recognize them, as the legends they are, for doing their best in
Cub Scouting. (Call boys forward to receive awards.)
Simon Kenton Council
Personnel: Assistant Cubmaster, dressed as
Daniel: Howdy, folks! My name is Daniel
Boone. I understand this is a good place to get me a mess of
Cubmaster: You must be a stranger around here.
This is a Cub Scout pack meeting, and the only bobcats around here
are the Cub Scouts who have earned the Bobcat badge. Would the
following Cub Scouts and their parents please come forward?
(Cubmaster tells story of the Bobcat badge, presents badges and pins
to families, and they return to their seats)
that was an interesting story about them Bobcats, but what about
that pack of wolves I heard you had?
Cubmaster: Oh, Mr.
Boone, I'm sorry. The wolves you heard about are our Cub Scouts who
have climbed the trail of Scouting to the next advancement rank -
the Wolf Badge. (Call boys and parents forward.)
Very impressive! But I also heard you had some mighty big bears
in these parts. Don't see nary a one out there!
The bears in these parts are Cub Scouts who are a year older and
wiser than our Wolves. They have learned to take care of knives and
tools, learned how to tie knots, and even learned about you, Mr.
Boone. (Call boys and parents forward) Would you like to see our
Webelos get their awards, Mr. Boone?
Daniel: What in
tarnation is a Webelos? I ain't never heard of that
Webelos: We'll Be Loyal Scouts!
Now that, I understand. I'm a loyal "trail" scout
Cubmaster: Webelos Scouts have learned about our
government, know the rules of outdoor fire safety, and have slept
under the stars. (Present Webelos badges and activity
Daniel: Well now Cub Scouting sounds like a mighty
fine way to raise a young'un. Wish we'd had Cub Scouts when I was a
lad. So long, now!
1. Give each boy an apple with his award and tell
them that Johnny Appleseed would be as proud of them as his parents
and everyone in the pack are.
2. To give recognition to leaders
and parents, who have done something for the pack, give them a
package of seeds (preferable apple) and tell them you appreciate the
seeds they are planting for the future.
3. Another recognition
for adults, who have helped during the month, is to give them a
package of lifesavers and tell them they are just like Molly Brown,
unsinkable in helping our pack.
4. Use a fake tree or small live
one in a pot, put the boys awards in plastic apples and attach to
the tree. The boys can "pick the apple" and get their