Bobcat Badge Ceremony
This Ceremony is meant for Cub Scouts.
campfire prop - optional
badges and pins or tape for affixing to uniform
Akela: The spirit of Cub Scouting burns here as it does in the hearts of Cub Scouts everywhere. The Cub Scout spirit is like a campfire. We must add wood to the fire or it will go out. In the same manner, we must add new boys to our pack, or the Cub Scout spirit will go out.
Baloo: We have (number) boys who have earned the right to join our Pack.
Akela: Are they ready to join in the Cub Scout spirit?
Baloo: Yes, and they have learned the ways of our tribe. They have learned the Cub Scout Promise, the Law of the Pack, and the Cub Scout Motto and their meanings. They have also learned the meaning and proper use of the Cub Scout Sign, Salute, and Handshake. They know the meaning of Webelos.
These are the boys ready to join our Pack. When I call your name, come forward with your parents ...
(Baloo calls the boys who are to receive the Bobcat badge.)
(Both Akela and Baloo hand the badge to parents and congratulate the Cubs with the Cub Scout handshake)
Akela: Parents, present the Bobcat badge to your son. Attach the badge to his uniform upside down. Once he completes a good deed, the badge should be permanently attached right side up. The parent pin reminds you that Scouting is a family program.
Akela: Will the new Bobcats join Baloo and me in saying the Cub Scout promise?
All: I, _____, promise to do my best
to do my duty to God and my country
to help other people, and
to obey the Law of the Pack.