This Is Cub Scouting
Posted On: 2009-08-26
Cubmaster, six parents.
A log board with six candles, a table.
The room lights are out. A candleholder with six candles, three blue and three yellow, is ' on a table. The six parents each light a candle and present their part of the ceremony.
lst Parent: Some people think Cub Scouting is only for boys, but it isn't. Cub Scouting is for the family.
2nd Parent: Mothers and dads, as they work in Cub Scouting with their boys, are able to maintain their natural relationship with them, yet they come to see their boy's play and leisure in a new light. The Cub Scout advancement program ensures closer boy-parent relationships.
3rd Parent: Cub Scouts arc considerate of others. They promise to help other people and to do their best. When parents sign their boy's membership applications, they take as their motto: We will help our son do his best.
4th Parent: Cub Scouting is an introduction to the program of the Boy Scouts of America. Each part is packed with challenges most appropriate to the boy's age, and leads to the next phase. Thus, when our Cub Scouts join a Webelos den and earn the Arrow of Light Award, they are prepared to enter Boy Scouting.
5th Parent: Cub Scouting in all its phases operates to strengthen the family by living, playing, and growing together.
6th Parent: Today your boy is a second-grader. He has only a few more years of boyhood left before he looks away from home for his growing interests. What you do together today is important. Tomorrow may be too late.
Cubmaster: Will all parents pledge their support to Cub Scouting? Now, join with the Cub Scouts in the Cub Scout sign and repeat the Cub Scout Promise with me. I, [name], 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.
Parents' Participation Promise
The success of pack leaders is often measured by the extent to which parents support their Cub Scout sons and the pack program.
If leaders expect parents to meet their pack obligations, leaders must make these obligations clear to the parents before their boys become Cub Scouts.
The Parents' Participation Promise can be used as a part of any Bobcat induction ceremony.
After the newly inducted Bobcats have repeated the Cub Scout Promise, ask the parents to repeat the following promise:
I, [name], promise to do my best to help my son to be a good Cub Scout, to encourage him to fulfill the Cub Scout Promise and obey the Law of the Pack. I promise to assist him in his Cub Scout achievements and electives; to cooperate with the den leader, Cubmaster, and pack committee members; and to participate actively in Cub Scouting.