Parent's Promise
Posted On: 2021-03-12

Cubmaster, Bobcat candidates, parents.

Bobcat badges and safety pins.

The candidates line up, facing the audience, their parents standing behind them. The boys give the Cub Scout sign and recite together the Cub Scout Promise and Law of the Pack. The Cubmaster leads the ceremony in a loud voice so that all the boys can hear him. Before starting, he asks the Cub Scouts to speak loudly.

Then all the Bobcat parents give the Cub Scout sign and repeat the following, one line at a time, after the Cubmaster:

As a parent of a Cub Scout,
I will do my best
To help my boy
Live up to the Cub Scout Promise
And obey the Law of the Pack.

I will work with my boy
On his achievements and projects.
I will attend the pack meetings
And help as needed
To make the pack go.

The Cubmaster then gives each boy the Cub Scout handshake and hands the Bobcat badges to the parents. The parents pin the badges on their sons' shirts.

The Bobcat Cub Scouts are dismissed, and other boys receiving recognition are called forward. The Cubmaster proceeds in the same way as he did with the Bobcat Cub Scouts, or he may omit the Cub Scout Promise and Law of the Pack, depending on the available time. The parents of these boys repeat the following:

We will continue
To do our best
To help our boys
Along the achievement trail
And share with them the work and fun of Cub Scouting.

The Cubmaster then presents the badges to the parents, who present them to their boys.

NOTE: The parents' promise may be typed on a small card for the Cubmaster.