Bobcat Investiture Ceremony
This Ceremony is meant for Cub Scouts.
Participants: Cubmaster, Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos, Boy Scout
Cubmaster: (center stage) I would like all scouts of every rank that have already earned their Bobcat awards to join me on stage. Please make a large circle, holding hands.
(Cubmaster moves to a corner of the stage) Now, all Bobcat candidates please join me here with their parents.
Cubmaster: Recently, you made the decision to join the Cub Scouts. You were seeking fun and adventure, and I hope you have begun to find them.
The first step in your Cub Scout journey is the Bobcat award. To earn this, a Scout must learn the Cub Scout Promise, the Law of the Pack, the Cub Scout Motto, the Cub Scout Salute, the Cub Scout Handshake, the Cub Scout Sign, and more. You have met these requirements and are now ready to join our brotherhood. Your journey will take you many more steps from here along your trail to the Arrow of Light, and perhaps even to Eagle Scout.
Hear what awaits you on your trail.
Tiger: Tiger Scouts Search, Discover, and Share.
Wolf: Wolves learn about outdoor skills, sports, nature, their families, their country, and more.
Bear: Bears get to earn their Whittling Chip card!
Webelos: Webelos begin camping on their own and learn to become more independent in preparation for Boy Scouts.
Boy Scout or adult Eagle Scout: As a Boy Scout, you learn to live the Scout Law. A Scout fulfills his duties, helps others, and is physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.
Cubmaster: Congratulations on your achievement. As I call your name, please accept your award and come inside our circle as you are part of our Scouting family. (Have one or more scouts actually hand out the awards as the Bobcats enter the circle.)
Parents, your participation in Scouting is critical. This is a family program and you are partners with your son on this journey. He will look to you for guidance, inspiration, and leadership. Please pin his award on his left pocket. The parent pin is yours to wear proudly to demonstrate your pride in his accomplishments.
Please welcome our new Bobcats with a growl!