Second Class Braves Ceremony
This Ceremony is meant for 2nd Class scouts.
Announce names of scouts to come forward with their parents.
Leader: Long ago, as boys grew to become scouts and then braves, they first learned to build a fire. Then, they learned to cook, and finally to hunt. The skills they learned built on each other, starting with simple tasks and growing more difficult. In this way, they mastered the skills and knowledge they would need to survive their harsh world.
In your few months with this troop, you have successfully learned and demonstrated basic scouting skills to achieve your Second Class rank. Some of these skills may seem simple and insignificant, but all that you learn as you climb in rank will be rooted in here. How thoroughly you complete these easier requirements tells a lot about your character.
If a Tenderfoot tossed some bandaids in a baggie and called it his first aid kit, he may have gotten that requirement signed off. But, if he added antiseptic, tape, gauze, and moleskin and took time to learn how to use them, he prepared himself for safe hikes in the future.
Just as a brave in the wilderness could only count on his skills and knowledge to survive, you will need to count on yourself to advance to First Class. Challenge yourself to not simply check off requirements, but to really learn the skill. In this way, you will be ready for higher adventures and be able to guide other scouts through the wilderness.
Remember these skills you've learned in reaching Second Class rank. They will serve you, not only in scouting but even further as you travel through life.
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