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Baloo's Bugle

October 2005 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 12, Issue 3
November 2005 Theme

Theme: My Family Tree
Webelos: Craftsman & Scientist
  Tiger Cub
Activities

ADVANCEMENT CEREMONIES

Corn Ceremony

Baltimore Area 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 receivmg 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.

Family Advancement

Baltimore Area Council

Personnel: Cubmaster

Now we’re ready to honor the boys who have achieved a new rank. Have you ever wondered why we call you and your parents up together when you get your awards? After all, it’s your award, right? Your Mom can’t wear a Wolf badge on her blouse and your Dad can’t wear Arrow Points on his suit coat. Well, stop and think about what you did to earn these awards. Who was there to help you, to cheer you, and to sign your book when you were working on your Bobcat, Wolf and Bear badges? I betcha’ it was Mom and Dad.

Because you work together as a family in Cub Scouts, we like to present your awards to your whole family. And because your parents are so proud of your work on your achievements, we give them the honor of awarding you your badges.

Would the following boys and their parents please come forward? (Call the names of the boys who have earned their Bobcat badge) With the help of your parents you have learned the Cub Scout promise, Motto, and the Law of the Pack, plus all the signs of Cub Scouting. In thanks, I’d like all you new Bobcats to give your parents the Cub Scout salute. (Give the parents the badges to present to their sons.) Congratulations.

Boys working on their Wolf badges work with their families to learn more about how they worship God, how to play games and have fun together, and how to work together around the house. Would the following boys and their parents please come forward? (Call the names of the boys who receive their Wolf badges.) I’d like for each of you

to thank your parents for their help by giving them a Cub Scout handshake. (Give the badges to the parents to present to their sons.) Good work, guys.

Boys working on their Bear badges have a opportunity to explore with their families the great outdoors, household repairs, family finances, the family tree and making the family some of their favorite treats. Would the following boys and their parents please come forward? (Call the names of the boys who have earned the Bear badge.) Your parents have been a lot of help so far in your Cub Scouting career. I think they deserve a great big Cub Scout salute in thanks, don’t you? (Give the badges to the parents to present to their sons.) Bravo, Bears.

Webelos Scouts start depending more and more on their leaders and themselves to complete the requirements for their activity pins, but can still use some help at home. By the time a boy reaches Webelos Scout age, his parents have spent a lot of quality time helping them in their Scouting activities and families have had many opportunities to work together and play together. We’d like to recognize now the boys who have earned activity pins this month. (Call the names of the boys and the awards they have earned. Have the boys line up in front of the audience as you pass out the activity pins.) For all the time and help your parents have given these past years, I think it would be nice if you gave your parents a round of applause. (Lead the boys in giving “round of applause”.)

The following boys have earned their Webelos badges of rank. Would they and their parents please come forward? (Read the names of the boys who are to be presented their Webelos badges.) To earn these badges, these boys have explored the meaning of what it is to be a Boy Scout. To be a good sport, a good friend, a good citizen is what your parents want for you. That is why they let you join Cub Scouting and that is why they have stood by you and helped you in your advancement and other activities. Would you please thank your parents now by giving them a Boy Scout handshake? And now it’s your parents’ turn to honor you. (Give badges to parents so that they may present them to their sons.) Congratulations, Webelos!

The Arrow of Light is the highest honor we can bestow on Webelos Scouts. To earn it takes real dedication on the part of the boys to continue to participate in the Scouting program and to make decisions in their lives that will help them grow into men their families, friends, and country can depend on. It is with real pride that we present these awards tonight. Would the following boys and their parents please come forward? (Call the names of the Arrow of Light recipients.) We know your parents are behind you 100% and we would like to give you an opportunity to thank them for their support. I think they deserve a big hug and I know that they are bursting with pride for you and would appreciate being able to tell you so in this way. ( Let the boys hug their parents and then give the parents the Arrow of Light badges to present to their sons.) Good work, Webelos.



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