We are happy again to welcome ____# of boys and their families, who have
joined our Pack. Will the following families please come forward. (Read
names of boys in attendance.)
the table beside us is a unique ceremonial board. It contains but two
yellow candles. One candle (light first candle) stands for us, the
parents. The other candle (light second candle) stands for our sons, the
Cub Scouts. With both candles in place, the ceremonial board is in
balance. Should we remove the parent's candle (loosen wing nut and
remove first candle), the Cub Scout candle goes down. This is what will
happen if we, the parents, do nothing with our Cub Scout sons. If, on
the other hand we work with our sons and guide them along their way, we
can create a balance (replace candle and tighten wing nut) which can be
compared to the beauty and symmetry of a tree.
CUBMASTER: "The Family Tree", by Helen Crawford
And now we want to receive these parents and their sons into the
fellowship of the Pack.
every parent stand and join with these new Cub Scout Parents in
repeating after me... "We, the parents of a Cub Scout, do promise
to assist our son in earning his Cub Scout badges. We will be faithful
in out attendance at pack meetings, and assist in every possible way, as
we help our son to Do His Best."
all the Cub Scouts now stand, give the Cub Scout Sign, and join these
new Bobcats in saying the Cub Scout Promise.
______, 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."
two yellow candles, representing the parents and the boys will now be
joined together to light the center blue candle, which represents the
Pack. For without the boys or their parents, the Pack could not exist.
you parents have helped your son earn the Bobcat badge, will you pin it
on him and then give him his certificate. Traditional in Scouting is the
turning of the Bobcat badge upside down until the boy does a good deed.
of the mothers will now be presented the Mother's Ribbon, on which the
boys will pin each rank as he earns it. We ask that you wear the ribbon
to all Pack Meetings and any other Scout functions.
again to the Cub Scout family of Pack ______.