Closings


This is a list of my collection of closing ceremonies as of 9/1/94 if you are interested in a copy contact: Dave Manchester Compuserve 74766,3651


CUB SCOUT BENEDICTION

CUB SCOUT NATIVE AMERICAN PRAYER

CUB SCOUT BIRD WATCHERS

DEN CANDLE

DID YOU KNOW?

DO YOUR BEST

YEAR'S END

EXPLORE YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

FIRE DETECTIVES

FLAG RECIPE

FUN ON WHEELS

GETTING TO KNOW OTHERS

GOOD DEEDS OF OLD

GOOD NIGHT FRIENDS

GREAT MASTER WE GIVE THANKS

HALLOWEEN

HALLOWEEN WITCHES BREW

HONORING THE FLAG

I PROMISE

I WILL USE

I MADE A PROMISE


CLOSING - CUB SCOUT BENEDICTION

And now may the Great
Master of all Cub Scouts
Guide and guard our footsteps
Today, tomorrow,
And for the tomorrows to come.


CLOSING CUB SCOUT NATIVE AMERICAN PRAYER

For that solemn moment towards the end of Den or Pack meeting, try this Cub Scout Native American Prayer:

Morning Star wake us, filled with joy.
To new days of growing to man from boy.
Sun, with your power, give us light.
That we can tell wrong and do what is right.
South Wind, we ask, in your gentle way.
Blow us the willingness of obey.
North Wind, we ask, live up to thy name.
Send us the strength to always be game.
East Wind, we ask, with your breath so snappy.
Fill us with knowledge of how to be happy.
West Wind, we ask, blow all that is fair.
To us, that we may always be square.
Moon, that fills the night with red light.
Guard us well while we sleep in the night.
Akela, please guide us in every way.
We'll follow your trail in work or play.


CLOSING - CUB SCOUT BIRD WATCHERS

PERSONNEL: Bobcat, Wolf, Bear, Webelos Scout, Arrow of Light recipient, Cubmaster or Den Leader.

EQUIPMENT: Large poster with the picture of a hummingbird, a sparrow, a robin, a hawk, and an eagle. Parts may be read from back of each.

ARRANGEMENT: Cubs are off stage and enter one at a time to say his part. Each Cub enters to center stage, holds the poster for all to see and says (or reads from back of poster) his part.

BOBCAT CUB: I am a Bobcat Cub. Like the tiny hummingbird, I must work hard to achieve the recognition of my fellow Cubs.

WOLF CUB: I am a Wolf Cub. I have learned may basic skills that will help me to do things in life just as the small sparrow can do many things for himself.

BEAR CUB: I am a Bear Cub. I have many colors on my chest to show my accomplishments (Points to badges of rank and arrow points) just like the brightly colored robin's breast.

WEBELOS: I am a Webelos Scout. I have learned much along the Cub Scout trail that will make me strong and independent like the hawk.

A OF LIGHT: I am earning the Arrow of Light which is the highest recognition in Cub Scouting. As the eagle is a proud and mighty bird, I am also proud of my accomplishments and my American heritage.

CUBMASTER: Just as we have watched the many species of bird found in our environment, we have also watched the Cubs advance along the Scouting trail.


CLOSING - DEN CANDLE

Boys are seated in a semicircle around the den ceremonial board.

Den leader begins by reminding the boys that we use a candle to symbolize Akela, the good leader. She then lights a candle.

DEN LEADER: Boys of Den ____, this light means we will follow a good leader. It even means that we will do the right things when our leader isn't present because if we don't, our leader will lose faith in us. We will lose faith in ourselves, too, because we will not be doing our best. What is our Motto?

CUB SCOUTS: Do Your Best!

DEN LEADER: Let the memory of this flame stay in our mind to remind us to do our best. (blow our candle).


CLOSING - DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that millions of boys and men have been part of the Boy Scout movement since its beginning in 1916? Many of you dads were Scouts (let's see your hands), and today your sons are Cub Scouts. What a vast force to be working each day at work or play for those things America holds dear. As we light the candles on our birthday cake think of the spirit of Scouting Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Explorer.

Let us resolve that someone someplace helped us get started in Cub Scouting, so will we help more boys join Cub Scouting. Will you do your best? Repeat We'll do our Best.


CLOSING - DO YOUR BEST

Boys with key words hold up cards saying "DO YOUR BEST"

CUB 1: DO unto others as they should do to you.

CUB 2: That's called the Golden Rule.

CUB 3: YOU'RE all Cub Scouts of Gold and Blue,

CUB 4: The Pack Law is your special tool,

CUB 5: BEST way we know to celebrate this season,

CUB 6: Is in giving your best to others,

CUB 7: And now we wish you, for that very reason,

ALL: Happy holidays! May we all be brothers.


CLOSING - YEAR'S END

ARRANGEMENTS: House lights are dimmed. Ceremony board or log containing 7 small candles and 1 tall candle representing the Spirit of Scouting.

CUBMASTER: (Lights candles) This last ceremony for 19__ is one of rededication. Tonight 4 candles represent the Cub Scout Ranks Bobcat, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos. Will all Bobcat Cub Scouts and their parents please stand. Bobcats, do you promise in 19__ to do your best to help other people and obey the Law of the Pack, and to advance on rank?

BOBCATS: We'll do our Best! (Extinguish Bobcat candle)

CUBMASTER: (Follow same procedure for Wolf and Bear Cub Scouts)

CUBMASTER: Will all Webelos and their parents please stand. Webelos do you promise in 19__ to do your best to help other people and obey the Law of the Pack, and to earn the Arrow of Light Award if you have not already earned it?

WEBELOS: We'll do our best!

CUBMASTER: Three candles and the Spirit of Cub Scouting remain burning. Those three candles stand for Follow, Helps, and Gives, which means "We'll be loyal." Will you be loyal Cub Scouts in 19__? (All respond) (Three candles are extinguished)

The Spirit of Cub Scouting will burn as it does in the hearts of Cub Scouts everywhere. May it continue to burn brightly in you hearts during the year of 19__ as we go upward and forward in Pack ______. Good night, Cub Scouts.


CLOSING EXPLORE YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

CUBMASTER: In those times of gas shortages and economic problems, our neighborhood has become more important to us than ever before. We've all heard stories from our grandparents about the good old days when people sat in their yards and visited and got to know each other better. There are some of here tonight who really don't know each other even though our sons share a common experience. Let's take about five minutes right now to introduce ourselves to each other. (After time limit) Den ____ will now retire the colors for us.


CLOSING FIRE DETECTIVES

CUBMASTER: Cub Scouts, all during our meeting the candle representing the spirit of Cub Scouting has continued to burn. Now we'll blow it out, reminding ourselves that a flame must never be left burning when now one is around. But let us keep the light of Cub Scouting burning in our hearts. (Extinguish candle)


CLOSING FLAG RECIPE

EQUIPMENT: 6 Cub Scouts, 1 cup blue crepe paper bits, Stars (glitter), American flag, 1 cup red crepe paper bits, 1 cup white crepe paper bits, Large pot, spotlight (optional).

ARRANGEMENT: Cub Scouts form semicircle around large pot. American flag is folded and hidden in pot. Each Cub is holding the ingredients which he adds.

CUB 1: We are going to fix a treat that is really grand; And make for you a recipe... the greatest in the land.

CUB 2: First we'll put in a heaping cup of red for courage true, (He adds red paper bits to the pot)

CUB 3: And then we will add for loyalty, a dash of heavenly blue, (He adds blue paper bits to the pot)

CUB 4: For purity, we will now sift in a layer of snowy white, (He sprinkles in white paper bits)

CUB 5: We will sprinkle in a pinch of stars to make it come out right, (He adds glitter)

CUB 6: We will stir and stir and then you will see, That what we have made is..

(He uses a large spoon and pretends to stir, taking care not to disturb the flag)

ALL: (together) OLD GLORY. (All Cubs reach in and pull out American Flag.)

CUB 1: Our flag is the most beautiful flag in the world. Let us always be loyal to it. (Two Cubs hold American flag high. Lights out, spotlight on the flag as curtain closes.)


CLOSING - FUN ON WHEELS

PERSONNEL: Cub Scouts
EQUIPMENT: A picture of a bicycle, car, train
SETTING: Boys holding pictures as they recite or read lines.

CUB #1: I have fun riding my bicycle.

CUB #2: I always enjoy traveling in the car.

CUB #3: Trains are my thing.

CUB #4: As you can see, there are many ways to have fun on wheels, just as there are many ways to enjoy Scouting.


CLOSING - GETTING TO KNOW OTHERS

CUBMASTER: In those times of gas shortages and economic problems, our neighborhood has become more important to us than ever before. We've all heard stories from our grandparents about the good old days when people sat in their yards and visited and got to know each other better. There are some of us here tonight who really don't know each other even though our sons share a common experience. Let's take about five minutes right now to introduce ourselves to each other. Den #__ _will retire the colors for us.


CLOSING GOOD DEEDS OF OLD

CUBMASTER: Tonight we have enjoyed recalling the days of old when brave men went forth doing good deeds. They carried their banners high, proud to show who they were. Tonight we would like one member from each den to come forward. (Either with the den flag or use the number on the sleeve.) (Line the boys in a row in front showing the den number.) Now as we look at the symbol which stands for our group let us all stand and sing "God Bless America."

After song:

CUBMASTER: Let us now go forth and be Proud of our Cub Scout uniform and try to live up to our Cub Scout Law and promise.


CLOSING - GOOD NIGHT FRIENDS

Put candles on three of the four corners of a table. A different Cub lights each candle and REPEATS part of the Cub Scout Promise. Akela or Den Chief stands at the fourth corner. He says the last part of the Promise and closes the meeting by saying "GOOD NIGHT FRIENDS".


CLOSING GREAT MASTER WE GIVE THANKS

Boys in an inner circle, hands across chest. Adults in an outer circle behind the boys, hands across chest.

1st Den: For all the food that the Great Master provides for us we give thanks.

2nd Den: For all the beauty that the Great Master surrounds us, we give thanks.

3rd Den: For all of our parents and leaders who guide us, Great Master, we give thanks.

Cubmaster and Adults Together: (extend arms) And now Great Master guide us in love and friendship until we meet again.


CLOSING - HALLOWEEN

Arrangements; Large card with the letters H A L L 0 W E E N.

Nine cubs each have one line and they should be holding a sign with one letter. After they all say their "lines" they all say "HAPPY HALLOWEEN"

H = Halloween

A = Awesome

L = Laughable

L = Lovable

O = Outrageous

W = Wacky

E = Eerie

E = Exciting

N = Neat


CLOSING - HALLOWEEN WITCHES BREW

The Den leader witches are back at their pot of brew. One of them recites:

We've put a lot into this stew,
And we came out with a pretty good brew.

The parents have had a chance to learn,
The ranks attained and badges earned.

Everyone will return a month from now,
To attend our meeting and find out how,
Each boy has fared, advancements made,
For on his merits, each Scout is weighed.

CUBMASTER: (Spotlight switches to Cubmaster) I want to thank each of you for attending our pack meeting. Remember Scouts, our witches brewed up quite a few extra badges in their pot. So everyone work hard this month and earn a new badge or our next meeting.


CLOSING HONORING THE FLAG

PERSONNEL: Cubmaster, two Cub Scouts who know proper way to fold U.S. flag.

EQUIPMENT: U.S. flag.

CUBMASTER: Today, and at most of our pack meetings, we post the U.S. flag when we begin and leave it standing until the meeting is over. Why do we do that? I think there are two main reasons. First we honor the flag by including it as part of our meeting. And second, we show that we are under the protection of that flag and all it represents, our Constitution and our laws.

We honor the flag by saluting it and by pledging allegiance. We can also honor it by displaying it properly and by taking it down and storing it the right way. Now these boys are going to show us how to retire the flag and fold it properly. As they do that, join me in singing "God Bless America." (Lead song as boys retire colors.)


I PROMISE

(One boy steps forward and recites the first line of the Cub Scout Promise. Another boy recites the accompanying verse.)

I promise: An assurance I make, a pledge to do right: I keep it before me, a bright shining light.

To do my best: I promise to try, then folks will believe in me.

To do my duty to God: To God, the creator, I'm sure you will agree. So let's keep it always, the Land of the Free.

To help other people: If I am helpful, faithful, and just: then I'm deserving of everyone's trust.

And to obey the Law of the Pack: A guide for each day, as we go on our way. And a good one to know, as we follow and grow.


CLOSING -I WILL US E...

Have a Cub Scout read the narrative or pass out cards so the entire audience can read this pledge in unison or have 5 or 6 Cub Scouts repeat the lines from cards.

1ST CUB This is my country I will use my eyes to see the beauty of this land.

2ND CUB I will use my ears to hear it's sounds.

3RD CUB I will use my mind to think what I can do to make it more beautiful.

4TH CUB I will use my hands to serve it and care for it.

5TH CUB And with my heart, I will honor it.


CLOSING I MADE A PROMISE

Five boys are needed for this ceremony. Each should have his part printed on a small card he can conceal in his hand or have the part memorized.

Cub #1: I made a promise.. I said that whatever I did I would do the best I could.

Cub #2: I made a promise...to serve my God and my country the best I could.

Cub #3: I made a promise...to help other people the best I could.

Cub #4: I made a promise. .to obey the Law of the Pack the best I could.

Cub #5: I have done my best, and I will do my best because I am the best.. I am a Cub Scout.

Den Leader: Will everyone now join us in repeating the Cub Scout Promise.


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