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Bobcat Ceremony - Goals

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Equipment: Log to hold 8 candles (one tall one), Bobcat badges
Cubmaster: (Light tall single candle)
Before you are candles arranged to represent your goals in Cub Scouting.  The lighted candle represents the Spirit of Scouting.  This spirit is always bright in your Leaders, your fellow Cub Scouts, your parents and yourself.
The candle of the Spirit of Cub Scouting is used to light the three front candles, which represent (light each one as they are explained) the three points of the Cub Scout Promise: Your duty to God and your Country - Your duty to yourself and to help other people - Your duty to the Law of the Pack.
We now light the four candles across the top, representing the four parts of the Law of the Pack: (Light each in turn)

The Cub Scout follows Akela
The Cub Scout helps the Pack go
The Pack helps the Cub Scout grow
The Cub Scout gives Goodwill
(Replace the candle of Scouting Spirit)

You should try to keep these lights burning within you at all times.  If, for some reason, you should slip and fail to keep one of the laws - for example, if you fail to show good will, and are unkind (blow out the candle for Good Will) - the Spirit of Cub Scouting will rekindle the light showing Good Will (Re-light the Good Will candle)
You will notice that the light is more easily lighted when it has been kept alive before.
We are very proud to welcome you new Bobcats and your parents into Cub Scouting, and ask that you keep the Spirit of Cub Scouting burning in your lives.
We present the Bobcat patch to the parents who in turn will present them to their sons in recognition of the parent's support as well as the work done by the boy.
Now, Bobcat Scouts, give the Cub Scout sign, and repeat the Cub Scout Promise with the other Cub Scouts of Pack         .  CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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