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Personnel:  Cubmaster, Den Chiefs, Committee Chairman, Parents, Cubs

Equipment:  4 Candles, one large white candle, C-U-B-S cards

Cubmaster:  
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 special.
 
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 spread goodwill.
 
Cubmaster:  
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 Light.
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 will)
 
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 Pack."
 
Welcome to Pack #___.

-Crossroads of America, 1992