Webelos Cross-Over Milestone Ceremony
This Ceremony is meant for Webelos scouts.
green shoulder loops
Cubmaster: (Addressing audience)
Cub Scouting is part of the great Scouting movement.
In the final months of his Webelos scouting experience, a scout learns the requirements for the Boy Scout badge. He decides what troop he will join and, with his parents, arranges for his entrance into Boy Scouting. Tonight, our Pack has the privilege of bringing another Webelos Scout to this significant milestone of Scouting.
(Addressing den chief) Den Chief [name], please escort Webelos Scout [name] and his parents forward.
(The Cubmaster greets them.)
[Webelos Scout's name] has chosen Troop [number] in which to continue his scouting career. The Scoutmaster of Troop [number], Mr. [name], is here. I ask him now to come forward with his aides.
(The Cubmaster introduces the Scoutmaster and his aides to the Webelos Scout, his parents, and the audience.)
[Webelos Scout's name], I remember the night you became a Cub Scout. You and your parents stood in this same spot. That night was the first milestone in Scouting, a whole new world of opportunity was opened to you through Cub Scouting. During the past years you have experienced that good feeling that comes in giving goodwill to others. Now you have the privilege of becoming a Boy Scout. This ceremony is the milestone that marks the completion of your Cub Scouting, just as it marks the beginning of a whole new experience in Boy Scouting.
[Addressing Scoutmaster] Scoutmaster [name], Pack [number] is proud to present Webelos Scout [name], holder of the Arrow of Light Award. It is our hope and belief that you and your Scouts will provide him the finest opportunity to carry on his Scouting.
Scoutmaster: [Webelos Scout's name], it is a real privilege to welcome you into Troop [number]. As a Boy Scout you will hike and camp. You will learn many useful things. You will have an opportunity to continue to grow into a strong citizen because you will participate in civic activities and learn the thrill of helping other people by practicing the habit of doing a Good Turn every day.
And now, Scouts [name] and [name] will exchange your Webelos Scout neckerchief for our troop neckerchief, a symbol of moving on into Boy Scouting.
(Aides replace the Webelos Scout neckerchief with a Boy Scout neckerchief and the blue shoulder loops with green, give the Scout handclasp, and step back. The Webelos den chief leads the Pack in a yell for the Scout. The Cubmaster dismisses the Scout with a warn handshake, and aides escort the Scout, the Scoutmaster, and the family off the stage.)