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Bobcat Family Welcome

Have a rustic candle holder with one candle for each incoming Bobcat. A separate candle represents the spirit of Cub Scouting. Call forward Bobcat candidates and their parents, and ask them to all join hands behind the ceremonial table. Extinguish room lights.

CUBMASTER: (lighting separate candle) This candle represents the spirit of Cub Scouting. It is a spirit of fun, of brotherhood, and of service. It will burn in your hearts during your whole career in Cub Scouting and later in Boy Scouting. We welcome you, both boys and parents, into our pack. Cub Scouting is for the whole family, not just for boys. Fun and friendship will be yours in our pack because we all join hands to make it so.

You parents have certain responsibilities in Cub Scouting. We ask that you attend all pack meetings and that you work with your son on his advancement. From time to time, we will also ask you to assist with den and pack activities. Your reward will be the joy of seeing your son, and the sons of others, grow as Cub Scouts and as budding young men. Will you accept your responsibilities?

(Ask parents to say, "We will.")

Please pin the bobcat pins on your son's uniform. (Parents do this.)

Now will the new Bobcats please join me in repeating the Cub Scout Promise? (Lead boys in Promise.)

As a symbol of your acceptance into our pack, and your agreement to do your best to follow the Promise, I will ask each of you to light a candle that joins you with the spirit of Cub Scouting.

(Announce each boy's name as he lights a candle.)

We gladly welcome your families into our Cub Scout family.

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