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Indian Nations CouncilThe Greatest Show on Earth

Monthly Ceremonies

December - Holiday Magic

Opening Ceremony

This ceremony is introduced by the den chief, who explains that the audience is to respond by doing as the boys say.  The boys hold cards which spell out the word G-R-E-E-T-I-N-G-S...Each holds up his card as he speaks his line.

G - Glad to see you are here tonight.

R - Reach out your hand to a friend left or right.

E - Everyone smile and shake his hand.

E - Everybody smile and nod at another friend.

T - Together now, stand up on your feet,

I - I'd like for you all to take your seat.

N - Now that we're all friends, we'll start the show,

G - Good Will is a feeling we all like to know.

S - So now we say greetings to everyone.  We've tried to spread goodwill, and that we have done. So Cubmaster ____________, our program's begun! (Boys motion for Cubmaster to come on stage)

Suggestions For Christmas Advancement Ceremonies

An adult, dressed as Santa, could arrive with his pack on this back which contains the awards to be presented.  It is a special treat to receive an award from Santa himself.

Make a large paper mache' snowman to hold the awards. Awards could either be put in snowman and removed from an opening cut in this back, or they could be fastened to a long scarf around this neck.

Awards could be taped to large cardboard cut-out ornaments which decorate a Christmas tree.  When a boy;s name is called, he goes to the tree and finds his ornaments.

A large paper mache Christmas stocking could set on head table to hold awards, or a large knit or felt stocking hung from a sock fireplace.  Santa makes presentations.

Closing Thought

A smile costs nothing, but creates much.  It happens in a flash, but the memory sometimes lasts forever.  It cannot be bought, begged, borrowed or stolen, but it is something that is of no earthly good to anyone unless it is given away.  So, if in your hurry and rush you meet someone who is too weary to give you a smile, leave one of your.  No one needs a smile quite as much as a person who has none left to give.  What better way to spread good will.

January - Exploring Alaska

Alaska Opening

A - is for all working together for one common goal.

L - is for Leaders, it takes leaders to carry out the job at hand.

A - is for attitude, with the proper attitude nothing is impossible to accomplish.

S - is for Scouting the means by which all of us can be and do anything  we want.

K - is for Keeping, Keeping America and Scouting one of the strongest forces in the world today and forever.

A - is for Alaska it represents the challenge, vast and unexplored.  

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