Found in the 1987 Mid Iowa Council Pow Wow Book, this flag ceremony is a great addition to your pack meeting during the month of July.Read More
To me, July is the most patriotic months of the year. This flag ceremony is great to do during your pack meeting this month. You can double up on the letters per boy if your den is a little small. Also, since a scout is thrifty, try laminating your letters to place in your cub scout box for the next time July rolls around.Read More
The den forms a tight circle with the den flag in the center. Each boy grasps the flagstaff with his left hand and makes the Cub Scout sign with his right hand, and says the Cub Scout Promise.
Leader: I now call ________ and his parents to come forward. (Repeat for each tenderfoot scout)
Leader: These scouts have completed the requirements for the rank of Tenderfoot.
Leader: Since you first joined this Troop, you have said the words of the Scout Oath many times. You have learned many skills which will serve you well as you travel on your boy scout trail to become an Eagle Scout. You have learned some basic first aid skills and to tie knots and you have improved your physical fitness. But these skills are only the beginning. As you advance into other ranks, you will learn more knots, more first aid skills, how to use a compass, how to cook, and most importantly how to lead others. The activities you participate in will become more challenging and more rewarding.
When you passed your Board of Review, you became a Tenderfoot scout. I now present to you your rank advancement card which documents this achievement. Keep this cards, and all other cards you receive in Scouting, in a safe place. As you advance in Scouting, these are very important in documenting your achievements. When you submit your Eagle application or if you move to a new location, you will need these cards.
I am also presenting you with your Tenderfoot badge. This announces to the world that you have reached the first advancement level in Boy Scouts and you are on your way along the path of scouting.
Finally, you are given a small pin to pass on to your parent as a keepsake of this step you've taken towards becoming an independent young man, able to take care of himself and help others.
(Pass out badges, pins, and cards. Give scout handsake to each scout.)
Leader: Troop ____, please stand.
Leader: Troop, join me in congratulating these fine scouts on their advancement to Tenderfoot rank! (lead applause)
Materials: Blue, Red and Yellow Paint, Wolf Badges, Safety Pins , Small tom-tom
Introduction: Indian Drummer begins soft, slow rhythmic beat.
CM: When a boy joins a Cub Scout Pack, he earns the badge of the Bobcat and starts on an upward trail. This trail will lead him through the footsteps of the wolf, the bear and the Webelos brave, and on his way to the highest honor of Cub Scouting, the Arrow of Light. Tonight, we honor those Scouts who have made a significant advancement along this journey. Would the following Scouts and their parent please come forward.
Read Scouts names.
CM: Please recite with me the Cub Scout Promise:
CM & Cubs: I promise to do my best,
to do my duty to God and my country,
to help other people and to obey the Law of the Pack.
CM: Do you want to wear the sign of the Wolf? If you do, please say "yes".
CM: You have worked hard with your Den and your parents to fulfill the Wolf requirements. You are now ready to wear the sign of the Wolf.
The blue on your chin stands for HAPPINESS from your days as a Bobcat.
(Parents paint two vertical blue stripes on chin)
The red on your forehead is for BRAVERY when you become a Bear.
(Parents paint two vertical stripes on forehead)
The yellow across your nose is for SUNLIGHT along the Wolf trail.
(Parents paint a yellow ramp across the nose from ear to ear with a stripe under the ramp on each cheek)
The Purple is for PRIDE in your accomplishments
Wolf Cubs, remember the meaning of your Wolf paint. It shows that you are ready to move along the upward trail of Scouting. I will present your badge to your parent who will pin it to your uniform when you go back to your seat.
Boys, parents and guests of Pack 61, please join me in congratulating these boys in their achievement with the Cub Scout Cheer. I yell CUB -- audience yells SCOUTS (3 times) than conclude with applause.
Akela / Den Leader: Tonight our Pack has some boys who have worked very hard since joining Cub Scouts. Will the following boys and their parents please come forward to take on the colors and spirit of Cub Scouting? (say names)
*As you say each color, the parent will paint their son's face or you or Cub Master can paint as committee member reads.
is from the sky. The paw print of the Bobcat on your forehead is the spirit of the bobcat. This reminds you to do your best on the Cub Scout Trail.
is from the sun. The marks under your eyes will help you see the light of the Cub Scout trail and they symbolize the bright spirit of Cub Scouting.
is for purity. The mark on your nose helps you know right from wrong as you go along the Cub Scout trail.
is for courage. The mark on your chin reminds you to always speak the truth.
stands for the spirit of nature. The marks on each cheek will guide you to live in harmony with the great outdoors.
**Have the parents hand the paint to the boys, they will now paint their parents nose with a white stripe. The boys love this part.
again WHITE is for Love and guidance, your parents are always with you in your heart and in your spirit. They will always do the right thing and will help you achieve all your Scout goals and keep you on the track of life until you are a man and can soar with the Eagles.
Personnel: Cubmaster, Webelos Leader, Den Chief, Scoutmaster, Boy Scout candidates and their parents.
Equipment: American flag, pack flag, troop flag, bridge, *troop neckerchief for each Scout (*or Scout Handbook).
Setting: The bridge is in place in center of stage area, pack flag is to the left of the bridge, the American flag and troop flag to the right. Candidates and parents are to the far left, to be escorted to front.
Cubmaster: The main goal of Cub Scouting is to prepare boys to become Boy Scouts. Tonight, it is my privilege to present to you our Cub Scouts that have decided to continue their Scouting trail. (Call forward each candidate by name and their parents.)
This ceremony of crossing the bridge marks your completion in Cub Scouting, just as it marks the beginning of a whole new experience in Boy Scouting. Congratulations and good luck!
(As each candidate approaches the bridge, the Webelos Leader and Den Chief remove the Webelos neckerchief and hands it to the Scout's parents. Cubmaster gives each the Cub Scout handshake. Candidates and his parents cross over bridge together. Scoutmaster gives candidate the Scout handshake and welcomes him and his parents to the troop.)
Scoutmaster: We are happy to welcome you to our troop. (Give a short statement of what is expected of Scout.) Please repeat after me the Scout Oath. As a token of this important occasion, I would like to present you with the troop neckerchief. (After each have received their neckerchief, the Scoutmaster and new Scouts exchange the Boy Scout salute. All participants leave the stage area.)