Bobcat - Cub Scout Promise Ceremony
This Ceremony is meant for Cub Scouts.
Six older scouts (preferably Webelos)
Six cards showing the parts of the Promise that each Scout will read
Cubmaster: I would like these new Bobcats to please come forward with their parents - [read names]
You recently joined the Cub Scouts and our Pack, searching for fun and adventure. Along the way, you will also learn the ways of the Cub Scouts. I understand you have all learned the Law of the Pack, the Cub Scout Motto, and more. Perhaps most importantly you have learned the Cub Scout Promise.
Scout #1: I PROMISE - A promise is a commitment that must be fulfilled. A Scout is trustworthy and follows through when he gives his word.
Scout #2: TO DO MY BEST - A Scout will fulfill the Promise the best that he can. That means that a boy is not expected to do more than he is capable of. It also means that he will do everything that he is capable of.
Scout #3: TO DO MY DUTY TO GOD - A Scout seeks to understand and carry out his responsibility to God through reverence and service according to his beliefs.
Scout #4: AND MY COUNTRY - A Scout learns his rights and responsibilities as a citizen. He honors those who serve or who have served our country. He demonstrates respect for the flag and other symbols.
Scout #5: TO HELP OTHER PEOPLE - Scouts learn to cheerfully serve individuals through daily good deeds. They participate in service projects and serve as leaders in their community.
Scout #6: AND TO OBEY THE LAW OF THE PACK - The Law of the Pack instructs us to listen to our leaders and to join cheerfully at work, at play, and in learning with our brothers. The Pack depends on the Scout and the Scout depends on the Pack.
Cubmaster: Do you all agree to follow this Promise? If so, answer "I do".
Scouts: "I do."
Cubmaster: I congratulate you on earning your Bobcat awards. Parents, you may pin your son's Bobcat patch on his left shirt pocket.
Congratulations on the first rank on the Cub Scout trail! May you earn many more! (Give Cub Scout handshake.)