Volume 5 Issue 11
June 1999

CEREMONIES FOR UNIT LEADERS

Recognition Ceremony for Adult Leaders
Yankee Clipper Council

Personnel: Cubmaster or Committee Chairman
Equipment: "Thank You "Certificates/small token gifts

Speaker: Tonight we would like to recognize some adults who have given their time and effort so that our boy's program could be stronger.
(Introduce those to be recognized and describe their contribution).

I would like to read a poem that tells of service to Scouting:

The Scouter

He hasn't much in worldly goods,
Yet he is richer than you know,
For he's chosen to be a Scouter
And his spirits are all aglow!

He's just a Scouter, nothing more,
But he molds the lives of boys.
He teaches them how to do their best,
And he shares their many joys.

They work on badges, go on hikes,
They share campfires in the night.
They practice skills and follow laws,
And learn to do things right.

He watches them grow from boys to men,
And it makes it all worth while,
When they turn to he and say "Gee Thanks"
And their face wears a golden smile.

Recognition Ideas
Trapper Trails Council

Packet of Seeds - a packet of seeds glued to a plaque. Inscribe "Thanks for helping the pack grow"
Roll of Tape - Glue to a plaque or just present a large roll of masking or duct tape. For the person who has stuck with it no matter what.
Eraser figures - Look for the 'top banana', lifeboat for a lifesaver, create the recognition based on the figure found. Display on a plaque or use any creative idea.
Helping Hand Award - Use a backscratcher with a hand shape. Do a salt-dough hand. Make a handprint with finger paint or tempera paints. Outline a scout's hand. For anyone who helps out.

Leader Recognition at Camp
Baltimore Area Council

Here is a very "special" thank you card given to a den leader who was "retiring" because of a new baby. An actual candy bar was pasted onto the poster board where you see the word bolded in the letter below. We were surprised to find out there were so many barieties of candy and chocolate bars. Perhaps you can add some of your own or adapt this to fit those you can find.

Dear WHATCHA-MA-CALL-IT,
You are very SPECIAL and a real LIFESAVER. I went to 5th AVENUE to LOOK for 100 GRAND but it slipped through my BUTTERFINGER. You've been the best den leader BAR NONE. You really SKOR big with me. I know it's been a ROCKY ROAD because we have been NERDS. But you have given all of us RASCALS many CHUCKLES and taught us a lot of GOOD STUFF. Now that you are CAREFREE you can go to the SYMPHONY or visit MARS. I'm sending MOUNDS of love and a MOUNTAIN of good luck. I know you and you BIG HUNK will have ALMOND JOY with you new CHICKLETS. I hope you remember me NOW AND LATER. Don't MUNCH on too much of this candy or you will get CHUNKY.

With HUGS and KISSES,

Brian

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