Bobcat Induction Ceremony - 66 Years Ago
Posted On: 2021-03-12

Materials: Bobcat badge and card

Participants: Cubmaster, New Bobcat, and parents

Cubmaster: A young boy stood in front of a group of people.  It was his first Cub Scout Pack Meeting over 66 years ago.  He lifted his right arm and held 2 fingers in the air to give the Cub Scout Sign and said...

I, promise to do my best,
To do my duty to God
and my country,
to be square and
to obey the Law of the Pack

Since that night, hundreds of thousands of boys have repeated the same procedure as they became Cub Scouts.  Tonight, we are welcoming (name of the boy), to our pack and invite his family to come forward as we present his Bobcat Badge.  Will the parents and new Bobcat recipient please come forward.

(Name of the boy), you have indicated that you wish to become a part of the Cub Scout program.  Therefore join the ranks of many young men, who began their adventure in Scouting as a Cub Scout years ago.  In doing so, you have learned, as they have, the symbols of the Cub Scouts: The Cub Scout Sign, Handshake, Salute, and Motto.  You are able to repeat the Cub Scout Promise and the Law of the Pack.

As your Cubmaster, I now ask if you are ready to become a Bobcat in our Pack, and accept the obligation of the Cub Scout Promise?

New Bobcat: Yes, I am.

Cubmaster: Will all the Cub Scout present please stand and join (name of the boy), and myself in repeating the Cub Scout Promise, just as the Cub Scout of years ago have.  (Raise your arm in the Cub Scout Sign.)

I 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.

(Name of the boy), you have promised, as many thousands of Cub Scouts before you to do your best as a Cub Scout.  On the behalf of all the boys who have worn the uniform of a Cub Scout in years past, remember your Promise and to wear your Cub Scout uniform with pride and honor.

Welcome to our Pack. I am giving your parents your Bobcat Badge, they will sew it on your uniform when you have done a Good Turn as a Cub Scout.  (Hand the badge to the parents. Shake hand with the new Cub Scout, using the Cub Scout handshake).