Volume 6 Issue 3
October 1999

 

ADVANCEMENT CEREMONIES

 

"The Family Tree", By Hellen Crawford
Great Sauk Trail Council

 

Cubmaster: "The Family Tree", by Hellen Crawford

There's one thing in God's nature world
That means a lot to me--
It symbolizes much of life
It is a lovely tree!

 

With roots so deep in God's rich earth
It's not disturbed by weather--
Like families with faith in God
Who live in peace together.

It's trunk, the body strong and firm,
Like parents anywhere--
To guide, control, direct, sustain
The offspring which they bear.

 

The branches which like children spread
In every known direction--
Until the fruitage of their growth
Has reached its full perfection.

 

And so a tree appears to me
The gem of God's creation--
As it portrays our families
Which constitute a nation.

 

 

Cubmaster: And now we want to receive these parents and their sons into the fellowship of the pack.

 


Will every parent stand and join with these new Cub Scout Parents in repeating after me, "We, the parents of a Cub Scout, do promise to assist our son in earning his Cub Scout badges. We will be faithful in our attendance at pack meetings, and assist in every possible way, as we help our son to Do His Best."


Will all the Cub Scouts now stand, give the Cub Scout sign, and join these new Bobcats in saying the Cub Scout Promise.


"I ____, promise to do my best, to do my duty to God and my country, to help other people, and to obey the Law of the Pack."


The two yellow candles, representing the parents and the boys will now be joined together to light the center blue candle, which represents the Pack. For without the boys or their parents, the Pack could not exist.
Because you parents have helped your son earn the Bobcat badge, will you pin it on him and then give him his certificate.


Each of the mothers will now be presented the Mother's Ribbon, on which the boys will pin each rank as he earns it. We ask that you wear the ribbon to all Pack Meetings and any other Scout functions. Welcome again to the Cub Scout family of Pack ____.

 

Corn Ceremony
Heart of America Council

 

Personnel: Cubmaster and advancement chairman


Cubmaster: Tonight we are remembering the Pilgrims and Native American Indians. The pilgrims came to this country for religious freedom. When they got here they found new friends, the American Indians. The Pilgrims and the Indians shared many things to survive.


Advancement Chair: Would these boys please come forward? (read the names of the boys receiving the Wolf badge) You boys have shared with each other the gift of working together in your dens and homes. For this, we give you your badge, and also a kernel of corn, as the Indians gave to the Pilgrims.


Cubmaster: Would these boys please come forward? (read the names of the boys receiving the Bear badge) Work was one of the things respected by the Pilgrims and Indians alike. The Pilgrims even made a rule that if a person did not work, they would not eat. For your work we give you your Bear badge and also a kernel of corn, as the Indians gave to the Pilgrims.


Advancement Chair: Would these boys please come forward? (read the names of the boys receiving Webelos badges/activity pins) You boys have been working for a long time and you have learned many new skills in your den. You have worked with wood and leather and metal, using the same skills that the Pilgrims had to learn in order to survive. They helped build this great country where we live today. For these skills we give you your badges/activity pins and a kernel of corn, as the Indians gave to the Pilgrims.


Cubmaster: Good work, Cub Scouts. Continue to work together to build an even better America. Use the skills you have learned here in Pack ___. And remember, always do your best.




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