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Cub Scout Ideals
The den stands in the Living Circle and says the Law of the Pack, the Promise, or Cub Scout Motto.
Each Cub has a 3 foot section of rope joined with a square knot to that of the boy on his left. The boys hold the rope with their left hands and pull back to form a taut circle. The leader says: "You are now a part of a group of close friends, held together by a square knot, a symbol of friendship. Let us give our Cub Scout Promise."
Den Leader's Minute
This is an important inspirational thought for the day, a brief story concerning the Cub Scout Promise, the Law of the Pack, the motto, or a patriotic item-- told without moralizing.
Webelos Graduation Ceremony
Staging:Darkened room with red light on bridge which is centered between American flag and pack flag. Assembled on stage, to the left of the bridge are the parents and Webelos Den Leader; on the opposite end of the bridge is the Scoutmaster.
Cubmaster:Tonight we mark a great occasion....the graduation of Webelos Scout (name) from our pack. We are sad to see him leave because he has been a great help to our pack....but we are happy for him because he is going on to the great adventure of Scouting. He has worked hard for this night and has advanced well. Please escort Webelos Scout (name) to the front.
(Boy, who has been standing on opposite side or room is escorted to front by another Webelos Scout, who carries the Webelos den flag. They stop at front; the graduating Webelos Scout salutes and joins his den leader on stage. The other Webelos Scout returns to his place.)
Cubmaster:(Recaps information such as date boy joined pack, ranks he earned, awards he received, date joined Webelos den, etc.)
Den Leader:(Recaps activities in Webelos den, highlighting activity badges he has earned) Webelos Scout (name) it is with a great sense of pride that I now ask you for your Webelos neckerchief. (After removing neckerchief, den leader escorts him to end of bridge where Cubmaster is waiting.)
Cubmaster:I am pleased to see that you are wearing the Arrow of Light, the highest award in Cub Scouting. This is the only Cub Scouting badge which you will be permitted to wear on your Scout uniform. And now you may take the final steps. (Webelos Scout crosses bridge. He stops in center, turns to salute Cubmaster with Cub Scout salute. He proceeds across bridge to where the Scoutmaster is waiting. He gives the Scout salute.)
Scoutmaster:(name), we are happy to welcome you to our troop. I can see by the Arrow of Light that you are prepared to join the great fellowship of Scouting. (short statement on what is expected of Scout) Please repeat after me the Scout Oath. (Scoutmaster and Scout exchange salutes and shake hands) As a token of this important occasion, I would like to present you with the troop neckerchief.
(Scoutmaster and parents meet in front of bridge)
Mr. and Mrs. (name), welcome to our troop. I congratulate you on the fine work that you have done with your son in Cub Scouting. I am sure you will find new adventures in our troop.
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