New Scout Ceremony
This Ceremony is meant for Scout scouts.
Scout badges, straight pins, Parent scout rank lapel pins
Leader: At this court of honor, we welcome some new Scouts into our Troop. The following boys have completed the joining requirements to become a Scout. As I say your name, please come forward with your parent. (read names of new scouts).
Leader: You are about to pledge yourself to a way of life that has guided millions of boys before you. It is not a promise to be taken lightly. Are you ready to take this promise?
Scout: I am.
Leader: Please give the Scout sign and repeat after me the Scout Oath.
Leader: On my honor, I will do my best. (Scout repeats)
Leader: To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law.
Leader: To help other people at all times.
Leader: To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.
Leader: As a new Scout in Troop ____, we expect you to uphold the ideals of our troop. You will be expected to live according to the Scout Law and the Scout Oath you took tonight and to be regular in attendance at troop activities.
(Hand out badges to each scout)
Leader: This badge signifies you are a member of our troop and have begun your advancement path. Attach the parent pin to your parent's shirt or collar. Parents, pin the Scout badge on your son's left pocket.
(When scouts are finished pinning, continue)
Leader: Troop _____, please stand.
Leader: We know each of you will be a fine addition to Troop _____, and we welcome you.
(lead troop in applause. Give scout handshake to each new scout.)