PERSONNEL: Cubmaster, Webelos leader
EQUIPMENT: Ceremonial prop that holds four candles: WHITE-spirit of Scouting; BLUE-spirit of Cub Scouting; YELLOW-Arrow of Light rank; GREEN-Boy Scouting, awards to be presented.
SETTING: At the opening of ceremony only the WHITE candle is lighted. Use it to light the blue and yellow candle as the ceremony progresses.
WEBELOS LEADER: Will the following Webelos Scouts and their parents please come forward.
(Name the Webelos individually.) You Webelos Scouts have fulfilled the requirements for the Arrow of Light award, the highest rank in Cub Scouting. You visited a Scout troop and talked to the Scoutmaster.
CUBMASTER: This white candle represents the spirit of Scouting. (Lights BLUE candle) Before you is a blue candle that represents the spirit of Cub Scouting... that spirit of giving goodwill and doing your best. Do you promise to fulfill the Cub Scout promise and the Cub Scout motto: "Do Your Best", when you receive the Scout badge?
Webelos candidates: We will.
CUBMASTER: These Webelos Scouts have faithfully promised always to keep alive the spirit of Cub Scouting. As their parents, do you also promise to continue to help your boy in his Scouting adventures? Parents: We will.
WEBELOS LEADER: Now, Webelos Scouts and parents, form a living circle. (Instructs parents in the formation.) The Webelos Scouts will repeat after me the Webelos promise as I light the yellow candle representing the Arrow of Light award. (Lights YELLOW candle.) Remember, the spirit of Cub Scouting and Scouting are one and the same. The spirit of the entire Scout movement is one of service, high ideals, and fellowship.
Cub Scouts repeat after me:
I, (name), promise to do my best,
To show that a Webelos Scout,
Is faithful to his Cub Scout promise.
To be a true Webelos Scout,
By joining a Scout troop,
And to uphold the Scout Oath and Law,
As I have upheld the Cub Scout promise,
And the Law of the Pack.
WEBELOS LEADER: Thank you, Webelos Scouts. And now, as parents of these Webelos Scouts, do you promise to help your son carry out the pledge he has just taken?
PARENTS: We will.
WEBELOS LEADER: To you parents I present these Arrow of Light awards that your Webelos Scout sons may now wear on their Webelos uniform and transfer to their Scout uniform when they become Boy Scouts. (Presents awards.)
It is a great honor for me to greet you as recipients of the Arrow of Light award.
(Gives Cub Scout handshake.)
CUBMASTER: Notice that we are leaving unlighted the GREEN candle representing a Boy Scout.
This is to remind you Webelos Scouts of something yet to be enjoyed... a grand adventure that will open to you and your family in future Scouting careers.