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Bridging Webelos to Scouts

Personnel: Cubmaster, Webelos Leader, Den Chief, Scoutmaster, Boy Scout Candidates and their parents.

Equipment: American flag, pack flag, troop flag, a bridge, troop neckerchief for each Candidate

Setting: The bridge is placed in the front of the room, spanning left to right.  The Pack flag is to the (speaker's) left of the bridge, the American and troop flags to the right. Candidates and parents are "staged" to the far left, to be escorted to front.

Cubmaster: The main goal of Cub Scouting is to prepare boys to become Boy Scouts. Tonight it is my privilege to present to you our Cub Scouts that have decided to continue their Scouting trail.

(Calls forward each candidate by name and their parents.)

Cubmaster: This ceremony of crossing the bridge marks your completion in Cub Scouting, just as it marks the beginning of a whole new experience in Boy Scouting. Congratulations and good luck!

(As each candidate approaches the bridge, the Webelos Leader and Den Chief remove the Webelos neckerchief and hand it to the Scout's parents, Cubmaster gives each the Cub Scout handshake. Candidates and parents cross over bridge together. Scoutmaster gives candidates' Scout handshake and welcomes them and their parents into the troop.)

Scoutmaster: We are happy to welcome you to our troop. (Give a short statement on what is expected of a Scout.)

Scoutmaster: Please repeat after me the Scout Oath.

As a token of this important occasion, I would like to present you with the troop neckerchief.

(After each has received his neckerchief, the Scoutmaster and new Scouts exchange the Boy Scout salute.)

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