Volume 6 Issue 5
December 1999

CEREMONIES FOR UNIT LEADERS

Cubmaster Induction
Daniel Webster Council

Equipment: Indian headdress for Old Chief Akela, artificial campfire, Indian blanket.

Arrangements: Committee Chairman and the new Cubmaster stand beside the fire. Former Cubmaster as Old Chief Akela is out of sight.

Chairman: We expect a visit from "Old Chief Akela." (A knock is heard and the Old Chief Akela enters).

Old Chief: I am here to install a new Chief. Are the leaders of the tribe assembled?

Chairman: They are here, Akela.

Old Chief Akela: Do they have a new chief?

Chairman: They have and he/she is here. (The new Cubmaster is brought before the Old Chief.)

Old Chief: Akela: You have chosen to be the new chief of this tribe. Will you be loyal to the trust that has been placed in you by our committee, Cub Scouts, and parents:

New Cubmaster: I will be loyal.

(Old Chief Akela puts his blanket on the shoulders of New Cubmaster and a war bonnet on his head).

Old Chief Akela: I declare you to be Chief Akela, of the tribe of Pack ____ in the ____ Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Do the young braves know the Law of the Pack?

New Cubmaster: They do.

Old Chief Akela: Let them give the law.

All. The Cub Scout follows Akela.
The Cub Scout helps the pack go.
The pack helps the Cub Scout grow.
The Cub Scout gives good will.

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