Second Class Candle Ceremony
This Ceremony is meant for 2nd Class scouts.
Scouting candelabra with 7 candles - from Scout to Eagle.
Make sure Tenderfoot candle is already lit.
Leader can be Scoutmaster or SPL
(Call scouts forward with parents to line up behind ceremony table facing troop)
Leader: The Second Class rank badge has some interesting symbolism on it. Our motto of "Be Prepared" is boldly displayed to remind you that the outdoors skills you have demonstrated are valuable and may be required at any time. The ends of the scroll are turned up at the ends much like a smile to remind you that scouting is meant to be fun – it is a game with a purpose. And, there is a knot hanging from the scroll meant to remind you to follow our slogan of "Do a Good Turn Daily".
This last one might be one of the most difficult tasks for a scout to fulfill – Do a Good Turn Daily. That means you need to be looking for people that need help, you need to be purposefully trying to improve your world, you need to care for something outside yourself. When you are able to do those things, that is a huge step in becoming the man you will be.
On the way to Second Class, you learned to use compass, fire, and axe. You demonstrated swimming, cooking, and first aid. All of these are important skills for your future adventures in the wilderness as your scouting trail leads you higher and further from the comforts of home. But, just as those skills prepare you to care for yourself, you learned other skills to prepare you for life in community with others. You did service for others, showed respect for the flag, and used the Scout Oath to help direct your actions.
As a Tenderfoot, you were a 'beginner' scout and are now a 'hiker' scout. Are you prepared to wear the Second Class badge of rank and continue your trail to First Class?
To show that you are willing to help scouts that follow after you, everyone hold the 2nd Class candle and light it from the Tenderfoot candle.
(hand out badges and parent pins)
Parents, please pin the Second Class badge on your son.
Scouts, pin the Second Class parent pin on your parent.
Troop [number], attention!
Congratulations to the newest Troop [number] Second Class Scouts!