Posted On: 2009-08-25
Akela (in Indian costume) calls inductees, parents forward.
"Welcome to you, candidates who wish to be inducted in Pack ___. Your presence here signifies to me, Chief Akela, that you are sincere in your desire to join this pack. this is your first time to come before me. You may ask, who is Akela (Ah-kay-la)? Akela is a Cub Scout name for a good leader. Some of the people you may now call Akela are your father, mother, your teachers, your den chief, your den leader, or Cubmaster, or other leaders. However, your Cubmaster is generally the one called Akela in Cub Scouting. As your Cubmaster, I will endeavor to do by best to be a good Akela for you and the other members of our pack."
"A moment ago, I said this is your first time to come before me. you are now present at Akela's Council. During your time in Cub Scouting, I hope you will come to Akela's Council many times. At each pack meeting, those Cub Scouts who have earned badges during the month get them in a special ceremony, which we call Akela's Council. Just as tonight, when your parents are here with you, so they will be in this ceremony with you in the future and give your badges to you."
"And now, to see if you are worthy to join our pack, will you join with me in repeating the Cub Scout Promise? 'I, ___, promise to do my best, to do my duty to God and my country, to help other people at all times, and to obey the Law of the Pack.' This, then, is the first time you have followed Akela. Congratulations, and welcome to Pack ___. (Present badge)