Bobcat Advancement Ceremony - Cub Scout Spirit
Posted On: 2021-03-06


Cubmaster: Will the following Boys please come up to the front? 

Without the Cub Scout spirit, the world is a very dark place. This candle stands for the Spirit of Scouting. There are many benefits to be gained from belonging to Cub Scouting. You will learn a great deal, you will have a chance to help others, you will be rewarded for your efforts, and you will have a lot of fun. The Cub Scout Promise is the basic principle of Cub Scouting. Will you repeat it with me? 

(Cubmaster gives Cub Sign and begins Promise. Candidates join him) 

I (Name) promise to do my best
to do my duty to God and my country,
to help other people, and
to obey the Law of the Pack. 

Assistant Cubmaster: Just as the Cub Scout Promise is the basic principle of Cub Scouting, the Law of the pack is the fundamental rule governing Cub Scouting. Please give the Cub Scout sign and repeat the Law of the Pack with me. 

(Assistant Cubmaster gives Cub Scout Sign and leads boys in repeating Law of the Pack) 

The Cub Scout follows Akela.
The Cub Scout helps the pack go.
The Pack helps the Cub Scout grow.
The Cub Scout gives goodwill. 

Cubmaster: Remember well the Promise and the Law of the Pack and use them as your guide for personal conduct in the years to come. 

Assistant Cubmaster: There are other requirements that you have learned. Will each of you give me the Cub Scout handshake? (shake each of the Scouts hand using the Cub Scout Handshake) 

Cubmaster: And now we ask that the parents of these Bobcat Candidates come forward to receive the badges for their sons. (Parents come forward and stand behind their sons.) 

(Assistant Cubmaster presents Bobcat badges to parents) 

Parents, please pin the Bobcat Badge upside down to your son's left pocket. This badge is to remain upside down until your son does his first good deed. At that time the Bobcat Badge can be turned over and permanently sewn on. 

Parents play an important role in Cub Scouting. You will work with your sons on their achievements and electives. You will find that you will learn as well as your son, and having fun with them will become a closer family. Parents as your boys have made a promise, I ask that you too make a promise. Please repeat after me: 

We will continue to
Do our best
To help our sons
Along the achievement trail
And share with them
The work and fun of Cub Scouting. 

Parents, you too have earned badges that represent the support you have given your sons. Please wear them proudly, just as we know your son will wear his proudly. 

(To Boys) Congratulations and good Cub Scouting to you all. (Cubmaster Salutes Boys) 

Parents and new Bobcats, you may return to your seats.