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Year's End Closing Ceremony


House lights are dimmed.
Ceremony board or log contains seven small candles and one tall candle representing the spirit of Cub Scouting.

Cubmaster:  (lights candles) This last ceremony for (year) is one of rededication. Tonight four candles represent the Cub Scout ranks... Bobcat, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos. Will all Bobcat Cub Scouts and their parents please stand. Bobcats, do you promise in (new year) to do your best to help other people and obey the Law of the Pack, and to advance one rank?

We'll do our best. (Extinguish Bobcat candle)

(Follow same procedure for Wolf and Bear Cub Scouts)

  Will all Webelos Scouts and their parents please stand?  Webelos Scouts, do you promise in (new year) to do your best to help other people and obey the Law of the Pack, and to earn the Arrow of Light award, if you have not already earned it?

We'll do our best. (Extinguish Webelos candle)

Three candles and the Spirit of Cub Scouting candle remain burning. The three candles stand for Follows, Helps and Gives, which means, "We'll be loyal". Will you be loyal Cub Scouts in (new year)?

We'll do our best. (Three candles are extinguished)

Cubmaster:  The spirit of Cub Scouting still burns as it does in the hearts of Cub Scouts everywhere. May it continue to burn brightly in your heart during the new year as we go upward and forward in Pack (number). Good night, Cub Scouts.

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