Webelos Family Cross-Over Ceremony
This Ceremony is meant for Webelos scouts.
Posters of all Cub Scout ranks
Boy Scout neckerchief and neckerchief slide
Webelos den leader, Webelos Scout and his parents, Scoutmaster, Boy Scout senior patrol leader, five Cub Scouts to hold posters, five other Cub Scouts, other pack leaders.
Cub Scouts line up posters in order of advancement with one scout of that rank holding the poster and another scout standing by him. After these scouts, other pack leaders may line up also.
The Webelos den leader, Webelos Scout, and his parents stand at one end of the column. The Scoutmaster and senior patrol leader of the scout's new troop face them at the other end of the column.
When all are in their places, the Webelos den leader reads a review of the scout's accomplishments during his Cub Scout years, mentioning awards he has received.
Webelos Den Leader: Our accomplishments are never made without help. And significant in [scout name]'s growth has been the help he has received from his parents. I thank you for the help you have given your son and your cooperation with his den and pack leaders. Of course, we will miss you as you move on into Boy Scouting - but, we are honored to present Troop [number] such an outstanding family! All of us here wish you continued success as you climb the Scouting trail.
Webelos Den Leader: A representative of each Cub Scout rank is ready to congratulate you as you make your final hike up to Boy Scouts. Congratulations!
(Webelos den leader shakes the scout's and parents' hands. The scout and his parents now pass down the line, receiving good wishes and good-byes from all pack members in line. The Webelos den leader might lead the rest of the gathered pack in singing "For They're a Jolly Good Family," to the tune of "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow" as the scout and his parents pass down the line. When the Webelos Scout and his parents reach the end of the column, the singing should stop and the Scoutmaster welcomes them.)
Scoutmaster: You have had a great experience in Cub Scouting and Webelos Scouting.
Boy Scouting will introduce you to new skills that lead to more great fun - hiking and camping. Mr. and Mrs. [name], we hope you will continue to help your son, and we will look forward to your active participation in making our troop one of the best.
In so doing you will be assured that your son is receiving full benefits from his Scouting experience.
(The scout's senior patrol leader replaces the Webelos Scout neckerchief with the neckerchief of his new troop and gives him the Scout handshake.)
Close with a pack howl or other appropriate cheer.
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