EQUIPMENT: Nature pictures. Slides of nature. Film strip of nature. Pictures of endangered wildlife, badges for boys.
ARRANGEMENT: Cubmaster in front of audience.
CUBMASTER: Nature is a beautiful thing, something we have enjoyed for many, many years. What would life be like without nature? Without any of this (point to pictures, slides, and/or film strip). Cub Scouts are taught how important nature is. How they can preserve nature?
With their knowledge of nature, we have some Cub Scouts who have completed the requirements to advance in rank. Will the following Cub Scouts and their parents come forward. (Bugs are a part of nature. Present each boy with a plastic bug or with a picture of wildlife and tell them to "do their best" to continue preserving nature so it can be enjoyed for years to come. Give the badges to the parents to present to their boys.)
(Have the pack form a friendship circle.) Did you ever pause to think about how helpful a tree is? It provides a nesting place for birds, shade from the sun and protection from the rain. It discards it's dead branches, providing wood for fires and for cooking foods. It adds beauty to the countryside. We must admit that a tree gives a lot more than it receives. We can learn a lesson from the tree by doing our best to be helpful to others by putting others first and ourselves second. Remember the lesson we learned from the tree - TO GIVE MORE TO OTHERS THAN WHAT WE RECEIVE.