EQUIPMENT: Council fire.
PERSONNEL: Cubmaster, Bobcat candidates, parents.
CUBMASTER: To the North Wind......which gives us endurance.
To the East Wind.....which brings us morning light.
To the South Wind.....with its warm breath of summer.
To the West Wind.....from the land of tall mountains and great plains which bring us rain, also the land of Akela's forefathers.
I now declare this Council open.
Will the following Cub(s) and his parents please come forward.
(Call boys names and have the parents stand behind the fire with boys kneeling by the side of the fire.)
Many, many moons ago the great Chief Akela called a council to see what could be done to make his Tribe the best of all the Tribes. After many hours Akela called the braves to the Council fire. Welcome you braves who wish to become a Cub Scout in Pack ____.
Your presence here signifies to me, Chief Akela, that you are sincere in your desire to join this pack.
This is your first time to come before me.
Who is Akela? Akela is the Sub Scout name for a good leader. The Cubmaster is the one called Akela in Cub Scouting. During your time in Cub Scouting I hope you will come to Akela's council many times.
(Have boy(s) stand and face the pack.)
Now give the Cub Scout sign and repeat the Cub Scout Promise with me.
I _____ promise to do my best, to do my duty to God and my country, to help other people at all times and to obey the Law of the Pack.
From this day forward, blue will stand for truth and loyalty, yellow will stand for the sun, light and good cheer.
(Put on cap and neckerchief. Present the parents the Bobcat badge to present to their son.)