Bobcat Campfire Induction Ceremony
Posted On: 2021-03-06
EQUIPMENT: Artificial campfire; stick for each Cub Scout to receive a badge; Bobcat patches, straight pins.
PERSONNEL: Cubmaster, new Bobcats, and their parents.
The Cubmaster calls forward the Bobcats and their parents and asks them to form a semicircle behind the fire, with parents behind boys.
CUBMASTER: Cub Scouts, you have learned the things a boy must know to join our pack. Will you show that now by making the Cub Scout sign and repeating the Cub Scout Promise? (Lead Promise.)
Parents, we welcome you into our pack, too. You know that you have a role in Cub Scouting as a guide in your son's advancement and as a participant and helper in the pack's activities. If you accept this responsibility, please say, "We will." (Parents give assent.)
This campfire represents the warmth of membership in our pack. Will you Bobcats please show that you wish to join in that warmth by adding your stick to the fire, showing that you want to do your best and be a friend to the others in the pack?" (Boys place sticks.)
Now I will give your parents your bobcat badge to pin on your shirt.