Equipment: Oversized key cut out and painted gold, written
on it is "Scout Spirit: and an old key on a string.
CM: We have with us tonight someone who has just joined
the Cub Scout program. Will he and his parents
please come forward?
CA: In the Cub Scout program will face you with many
challenges. You need to attend weekly den meetings
and monthly pack meetings. You will need to work
with leaders and also at home with your parents. In
order to achieve your rank each year and the highest
rank in Cub Scouting, the Arrow of light.
CM: At times you may get discouraged because the trail
seems steep and hard to climb. There is a key to
achieving each of these goals. The key to Cub
Scouting. Do you know what the key is? (Wait for the
answer of no and the produce the oversized key.)
CA: The key to Scouting is "Scout Spirit." "Scout Spirit"
includes teamwork. It includes fair play and good
sportsmanship. It includes that "something special'
that makes scouts want to be the best they can be at
everything they do. This key will unlock the door of
achievement. Remember, with this key to Scouting -
"Scout Spirit" - you can now step on the Scouting
CM: This small key is a reminder of the Key to Cub
Scouting. (hang key around his neck.) And that first
step is rewarded with the Bobcat rank. I will present
this award to your parents in token of the help they
have given you. They may pin it on your uniform.
CA: Lead Cheer