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I Dub Thee Sir Bobcat

EQUIPMENT: Wooden sword, candelabra with three candles, badges to be awarded, golden paper crown for King Arthur (the Cubmaster), matches.

PERSONNEL: Cubmaster, den chief to light candles, advancing Cub Scouts and parents.

SETUP: King Arthur calls advancing Cub Scouts and their parents into the round table circle. Group them in a semicircle, facing the audience, around a table with the candelabra.

KING ARTHUR: In the old days, knights of the round table who had performed special feats were recognized by their king. In Cub Scouting, we recognize our knights who have earned honors. But before we bestow honors, it is necessary that we ask these knights to pledge again their loyalty to God, country and Cub Scouting. Therefore, I ask these knights to join me in the Cub Scout Promise while Den Chief _____ lights the candles representing the three parts of the Promise:

I, _____ promise to do my best

To do my duty to God and my Country (Den chief lights candle)

To help other people (light candle)

And to obey the law of the Pack (light candle)

Now I ask those knights who are being received into the Order of the Bobcat to kneel before me on one knee. (When all new Bobcats are kneeling. King Arthur touches his sword to the shoulder of each boy in turn and says, "I dub thee Sir Bobcat.")

King Arthur then gives Bobcat badges to the parents to pin on their son's armor.

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