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To Reach This Plateau In Cub Scouting

Materials needed are blue, yellow, white, orange, green, black, brown, purple and red paints. Provide a symbolic bridge with Cub Scouting on one side and Boy Scouting on the other. Boy Scout Handbooks and neckerchiefs of the troop can be presented as the Webelos Scouts cross over into the troop. The Scoutmaster and Senior Patrol Leader of the troop should be present, and it is particularly impressive if the entire troop is on hand to welcome in the new members.

CUBMASTER: Tonight we honor our Webelos Scouts who take a large step forward on the Scouting trail. In a way, we are saddened, because as these boys move on, they leave the pack behind. But we also take great joy in knowing they continue on. Will the following Webelos Scouts please come forward (call each scout by name).

On this day you take a giant step in your boyhood - the step from Cub Scouting to Boy Scouting.

Tonight, as we present to you the colors of the four winds, remember them, and let them continue to guide you along the Scout trail.

Blue stands for the Cub Scout spirit and the north wind. You have been a true blue Cub Scout and have lived up to the Law of the Pack. It will bring you only the warmest of winds. (Paint blue stripe on each cheek.)

Yellow stands for the south wind, which will carry the story of your Cub Scout achievements far and wide. As a Cub Scout, you have been happy, eager, fair and a credit to your den and pack. (Paint yellow stripe on each cheek.)

White stands for the east wind and the spirit of Scouting. The east wind will carry the story of your fun and happiness with our pack to your Scout troop; they will know you lived up to the Cub Scout Promise and were fair and helpful. (Paint white stripe on each cheek.)

Orange stands for the west wind and also represents the parents of these Webelos Scouts. It travels far, telling everyone of the help and guidance these Webelos received from their parents. Parents, continue to help your boys grow and grow. (Paint orange stripe on each cheek.)

To reach this plateau in Cub Scouting, you have earned the following ranks:

Bobcat (paint green stripe on chin)

Wolf (paint black stripe on chin of those who earned Wolf)

Bear (paint brown stripe on chin of those who earned Bear)

Webelos (paint purple stripe on chin of those who earned it)

Arrow of Light (paint red stripe on nose if earned)

As you cross the bridge into Boy Scouting, I want to give each of you the Cub Scout handshake one last time. The pack’s loss is your troop’s gain. Goodbye and good luck.

(Remove Webelos neckerchiefs and send boys one at a time across bridge)


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