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Leaves On The Tree Limb - Advancement

Author:  Longhorn Council

Props: A several-branched tree limb (bare) set in a can of plaster or sand. Green
construction paper leaves (as many as there are boys receiving awards.)

CUBMASTER: This tree is a symbol of the natural beauty of our land. It also
provides oxygen to our air and is a buffer against sun and wind. Mother Nature
requires a long time to grow a beautiful tree. It requires nurturing such as
sunshine and water and the protection from harm.

This tree represents our Cub Scouting program. In order for it to flourish and be
protected, much time and effort must be spent by Cub Scouts and their parents.
The boys receiving awards tonight have given time and effort, as have their
parents. As each of you receive your award, you will place a leaf on our tree, and
you will be able to see how much more attractive it is because of you.

(Calls forward boys and parents receiving Wolf awards and arrow points, then
Bear awards and arrow points; then Webelos activity badges. After all awards
have been presented and leaves added to tree), the Cubmaster says:

CUBMASTER: You have each helped nurture this tree, and it has become a part
of you. Just as Mother Nature's trees endure for many years, you have gained
values through your achievements and electives which will last you a lifetime.
May you always stand tall and straight like a tree...and be a beautiful resource of
our land.

References / Source:
2003 Pirates of the Cirribean
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