|Personnel: Cubmaster, Den Chiefs, Committee
Chairman, Parents, Cubs
Equipment: 4 Candles, one large white candle, C-U-B-S cards
- Will the other new cubs and their parents come forward?
Friends, we welcome you to our ceremony for new Cub Scout
families. Behind the colored candles are the letters C-U-B-S
which spells Cubs. Each letter by itself stands for something
- 1st Den Chief: (lights a candle):
- C stands for courtesy. A Cub Scout is courteous. He is
courteous to his elders, his friends, his teachers, and especially
his parents. He is courteous in all that he says and does.
- 2nd Den Chief: (lights a candle):
- U stands for unity. When a boy joins a pack he becomes a
member of a den, too. He does not work alone but with other
boys. He learns to get along with others.
- 3rd Den Chief: (lights a candle):
- B stands for bravery. The Cub Scout is courageous enough to
stand up for the things that he thinks are right, honesty, and fair
play, thereby making the world a better place in which to live.
- 4th Den Chief: (lights a candle):
- Stands for service. A boy not only does service to himself
while he is a Cub Scout but he also serves others. He helps
- You have started up the Cub Scout trail. You are now a
Bobcat candidate. There are four more badges to be earned
before you become a Boy Scout; Wolf, Bear, WEBELOS, and Arrow of
- Each boy should remember God, his Maker, in all that he says,
does, and thinks. The great white candle in the center stands
for God, just as God should be in the center of our lives and all
that we do.
- You have come here tonight seeking admission to the friendship and
fun of Cub Scouting. You have probably attended a meeting of
the den you would like to join. You have learned, along with
your parents, who are here with you, those things necessary to
become a Bobcat. Will you give the Cub Scout sign and repeat
the Cub Scout promise? (Cubmaster may lead this.)
- Parent 1:
- Some people think Cub Scouting is only for boys, but it
isn't. Cub Scouting is for the family.
- Parent 2:
- Mothers and dads, as they work in Cub Scouting with their boys,
are able to maintain their natural relationship with them, yet they
come to see their boys' play and leisure in a new light. The
Cub advancement program ensures a closer boy-parent relationship.
- Parent 3:
- Cub Scouts are considerate of others. They promise "to
help other people" and to "do their best". When
parents sign their boy's membership applications, which is also a
family contract, they take as their motto, "We will help our
son do his best."
- Parent 4:
- Cub Scouting is the first part of the three-phased Scout
program. Each part is packed with challenges most appropriate
to the age involved and leads to the next phase. Thus, when
our Cub Scouts join the WEBELOS den and earn the Arrow of Light
award they are prepared to enter Boy Scouting.
- Parent 5:
- Cub Scouting in all its phases operates to strengthen the home -
not to weaken it. You and your family will strengthen your
home only by living, playing, and growing in it together.
- Parent 6:
- Today your boy is young. But he has only a few more years of
boyhood left before he looks away from home for his principle
interests. What you do together today is important.
Tomorrow may be too late.
- Committee Chairman:
- Parents and Cubs, we welcome you all to Pack #___. May it be
a long and healthy relationship. Fun, friendship, and growth
are found in the circle of Scouting. Will you please form a
circle and place your left fist in the circle, thumb out.
Crash the thumb of the person next to you. As parents, you
have the responsibility to attend the monthly pack meetings, and
work with your son on his advancements. Will you accept these
responsibilities? (Answer: I do)
- Will the other members of the pack come forward and join in the
circle. Boys, we are now a larger pack working together to
better ourselves through cooperation and advancement. Will you
all work and play together as good Scouts? (Answer: I
- To symbolize your commitment to the pack and to each other, let us
make the Cub Scout sign and repeat the Cub Scout Promise.
- "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
- Welcome to Pack #___.
-Crossroads of America, 1992