This Ceremony is meant for Cub Scouts.
5 neckerchiefs - Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos, and generic Boy Scout - stapled to tall pole or long broom handle
this can be used for any rank, or a running ceremony of all ranks
(leader holds the pole with Boy Scout neckerchief at top and Tiger at bottom)
When a boy becomes a Cub Scout he starts on an upward trail. I say 'upward' because as he grows older he advances in Cub Scouting. He does not join a Cub Scout pack and then wait around for a few years until he becomes a Boy Scout.
As a boy moves up the Scouting trail, his badges of rank and his changes in uniform show his progress. One of the changes in uniform is the neckerchief. These are the five neckerchiefs of Scouting. First is the orange Tiger neckerchief worn by the youngest scouts. Next is the yellow Wolf neckerchief. Then, the blue of the Bear scout. The fourth neckerchief of mixed colors is worn by Webelos scouts. The last neckerchief represents those worn by Boy Scouts, but each troop has it's own neckerchief.
(use the appropriate section, depending on ranks)
(Scouts are called forward with parents)
You are ready to receive your Tiger neckerchief. The orange represents the beginning flame of scouting. An orange flame is not yet hot, but has just started and has huge potential.
To show you have the flame of scouting in your heart, make the Cub Scout Sign...
And, say the Cub Scout Motto:
Do Your Best
(distribute Tiger neckerchiefs and slides to parents)
You are ready to receive your Wolf neckerchief. The yellow shows that the flame of scouting is burning bright in you and you are learning more scout skills. There is also more expected of you as your flame grows.
Please make the Cub Scout Sign...
And, repeat the Cub Scout Promise:
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.
(distribute Wolf neckerchiefs and slides to parents)
You are ready to receive your Bear neckerchief. The Bear neckerchief is blue. Just as a blue flame is very hot, the scouting spirit flame burns hotly in you. Blue also stands for truth, loyalty, and obedience. As you grow into a leader, you must learn that these are important traits.
To demonstrate the strength of your scouting flame, make the Cub Scout Sign and recite the Law of the Pack:
The Cub Scout follows Akela.
The Cub Scout helps the Pack go.
The Pack helps the Cub Scout grow.
The Cub Scout gives goodwill.
(distribute Bear neckerchiefs and slides to parents)
You are ready to receive your Webelos neckerchief. The multiple colors in your new neckerchief are more like fireworks than a flame. You are reaching the very top of the Cub Scout ranks and are exploding with skills, spirit, and energy. You now need to use your scouting spirit to reach the final heights of Cub Scouts and prepare to launch into a Boy Scout troop before you know it.
(distribute Webelos neckerchiefs and slides to parents)
Parents, please remove your son's neckerchief and put his new one in place.
Pack, please join me in congratulating these great scouts!
Feb 27, 2012 - Advancement Chair
Parents, please remove your son's neckerchief and put his new one in place."
what happened to the unbroken path/trail by placing the new neckerchief in place before removing the old?
Feb 27, 2012 - Scouter Paul
AC - other ceremonies may have the new neckerchief placed before removing the old to signify this unbroken path you mention. They are just ceremonies to recognize the scouts, not rules to be followed. Please feel free to modify the ceremony to better fit your Pack's needs.
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