Second Class Ceremony
This Ceremony is meant for 2nd Class scouts.
Leader: Will the following Tenderfoot scouts and their parents please come forward - (read names)
Leader: Once before, you stood before this court and were recognized as a Tenderfoot Scout. Time has passed since then, for some of you a short time, for others longer. You have used that time well in pursuing Scout activities and knowledge and have distinguished yourselves by qualifying for Second Class rank.
This rank of Second Class represents to you the opportunities for service to others. By living according to the Scout Oath and Law, you are adding your bit to the fires of good citizenship and world brotherhood.
I know that you will wear the Second Class badge with honor and distinction.
Leader: I present to you the badge and rank advancement card, documenting your achievement, as well as the parent lapel pin. Have your parent affix the badge to your left pocket while you give her or him the parent pin.
(hand out badges and give scout handshake to each scout)
(continue when finished with badges)
Leader: Troop ____, please stand.
Leader: Troop, give the Scout sign.
Leader: (to candidates) Give the Scout sign. To prove you know the rules by which this award may be worn honorably, I ask you to lead the Troop in the Scout Law.
Candidates: A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.
Leader: Two! (all lower sign) Leading the troop in the Scout Law is a small demonstration of the leadership potential you have. Someday soon, you will be leading this troop as the Senior Patrol Leader or other leadership position. From today forward, keep that goal in mind and strive to become a better leader.
Leader: Troop, join me in congratulating these new Second Class Scouts!