Greater St. Louis
Personnel: Cubmaster (CM), Den Leader (DL), Den
Chief (DC), Bobcat candidates and parents
Setting: Cubmaster calls the den leader
CM: Do we have any boys who desire to join our
DL: Akela, I have a boy who has shown his desire to join
CM: How has he shown his desire?
DL: He has
studied the Bobcat requirements and understands the purpose of Cub
CM: Does he come alone?
DL: No, his parents
wish to join the Pack also.
CM: Good, bring him forward. (Den
Chief escorts new Bobcat candidate and his parents to the front). What is
your name? (Boy answers). Do you know the Law of the Pack? (Boys answers).
Are you prepared to try to follow the Cub Scout ideals and obey the law?
(Boy answers). Are you prepared to work hard and to advance in rank? (Boy
answers). Are you willing to do your best? (Boy answers). Good. You are
about to start on the Cub Scout trail. Please repeat with me the Law of
the Pack. (CM and boy repeats Law).
(To parents) Cub Scouting is a
family program. Parents have certain responsibilities too. They are
expected to help their son advance in rank. They are expected to attend
pack meetings with their son, and help at other times when called upon.
Are you willing to do these things to help your son achieve the goals and
fun that will be his in Cub Scouting? (Parents answer).
(To boy and
parents) You are starting the Cub Scout trail which leads to the great
game of Scouting. May each of you be happy in our pack. (CM shakes hands
with boy and parents).
Welcome to our Pack.
Equipment: Oversized key cut out and painted gold,
written on it is "Scout Spirit: and an old key on a string.
We have with us tonight someone who has just joined the Cub Scout program.
Will and his parents please come forward? The Cub Scout program will face
you with many challenges. You will be required to attend weekly den
meetings and monthly pack meetings. You will need to work with leaders and
also at home with your parents. In order to achieve the highest rank in
Cub Scouting, you must now set your sights on the Arrow of Light. Many
times you may get discouraged because the trail seems steep and hard to
climb. There is a key to achieving each of these goals.
The key to Cub
Scouting. Do you know what the key is? (Wait for answer of no and the
produce the oversized key.)
The key to Scouting is "Scout Spirit."
"Scout Spirit" includes teamwork. It includes fair play and good
sportsmanship. It includes that "something special' that makes scouts want
to be the best they can be at everything they do. This key will unlock the
door of achievement. Remember, with this key to Scouting - "Scout Spirit"
- you can now step on the Scouting trail. This small key is a reminder of
the Key to Cub Scouting. (hang key around his neck.) And that first step
is rewarded with the Bobcat rank. I will present this award to your
parents in token of the help they have given you. They may pin it on your
uniform. (Do so.)
Making A Cub Scout
The Magic Formula
3 Pint containers, 1 each of: water with blue
food coloring, clear cooking oil, alcohol with red food coloring
clear glass container
Test tube, 1 per boy
2 White lab
PERSONNEL: Cubmaster, Assistant
Cubmaster FORMAT: Bobcat says the Promise; Wolf pours the blue
water; Bear pours the cooking oil; Webelos pours the red
CUBMASTER: Tonight, I am going to give you the
magic formula for building Cub Scouts. Our Bobcats have done their best by
learning the Cub Scout Promise, the Law of the Pack and the Motto. Would
the following boys and their parents please come
ASSISTANT: (Reads the names of the boys while Cubmaster
lines them up behind the table facing the audience.)
(Hold up the glass container) this glass represents the Bobcats. As with
anything you build, you need a foundation, a starting point, you need to
know the basics. This is what our Bobcats have learned. (Boys repeat the
ASSISTANT: (Hands out badges to parents to present to
their boys, everyone shakes hands. Bobcats and parents return to their
CUBMASTER: The first part of the magic formula is blue.
This color represents the family, its strength, unity and participation in
building a Cub Scout.
ASSISTANT: (Reads the names of the boys
-- with parents -- receiving the Wolf award while the Cubmaster lines them
up behind the table and gives them each a test tube full of blue
CUBMASTER: Will each Wolf pour the blue liquid into the
ASSISTANT: (Badges are handed out to parents,
CUBMASTER: The second part of our formula is clear
white. It represents the progress the Cubs have made in character and
ASSISTANT: (Boys and parents of Bear rank are
called while Cubmaster arranges the boys and gives them a test tube with
CUBMASTER: Bears pour your clear liquid into the
ASSISTANT: (Badges are handed out to
CUBMASTER: The third part of our formula is
red. This red color represents the Cub Scout being helpful and doing his
best as he continues to grow in all areas of his
ASSISTANT: (Webelos and parents are called,
CUBMASTER: Webelos pour your red liquid into the larger
ASSISTANT: (Badges and/or activity pins are handed to
CUBMASTER: We have completed out magic formula.
It is the same colors as in our flag. May Cub Scouting help to make this a
better place to live.