CUB SCOUT ADVANCEMENT, NATIVE AMER. THEME
(Story Rock, Pacific NW Indian references)
by Rick Clements
- Akela (Cubmaster)
- Baloo (Asst. Cubmaster)
- Mountain scene with broken bridge
- Badges (with tape affixed to the card the badge is on)
Akela: Long ago, a group of braves from a tribe went out hunting. One brave sat on a rock to rest.
Baloo: He heard a voice speak to him.
Akela: The brave jumped up, trying to figure where the voice was coming from.
Baloo: It was the rock. The rock told him a story about when Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Adams and Mt. Hood walked the earth. They were a family like people have families today.
Akela: For many days the brave listened to the stories from the rock. The other braves wondered why he was catching so little and followed him one day.
Baloo: The other braves heard the rocks stories too. It told them that the bridge of the gods once was a rock bridge over the Columbia River. But, the tribes began to fight. Mt. St. Helens was so mad, it threw rocks at the bridge and broke it. This left the two tribes on opposite sides of the river with no way to fight each other. The rock told them to tell this story to their children, so it would not be forgotten.
Akela: The Webelos we are honoring tonight and the Webelos we honored previously are now the oldest boys in our pack. It is their job to tell the stories of our pack to the younger boys. They can tell them about the (list activities) (i.e. space derby, bike rodeo, the Christmas tree mulch, the hikes, Day Camp) and the many other activities they have enjoyed. Baloo, please call up the boys we are honoring tonight.
Baloo: Will (names) please come forward with their parents?
Baloo: To earn the Webelos badge each scout must earn the Webelos fitness activity pin and two others. These scouts have learned about Boy Scouting and respect for God.
(Hand badge to the parents.)
Akela: Parents, would you please present to your son his Webelos badge? Please attach the badge to his uniform upside down, with the tape. Once he performs a good deed, it may be permanently attached right side up. The pin is worn by the parents as an indication that Cub Scouting will always be a family activity.
Baloo: Since you boys are the youth leaders of our Pack, I want to leave you with a challenge. Over this next year, help me find ways to make the Pack even more fun. Will the Pack join me in the Cub Scout cheer? After I say Cub, you reply Scout.