WEBELOS -to- Boy Scouts Bridging Ceremony
Posted On: 2019-05-27
Props - 4 - 5 to 6 foot 4 X 4's for foundation or 2 X 6's notched to interlock
5 - 4 foot 2x10's - one plain, one yellow, one blue, one green, one red
All words are spoken by same person - Narrator, emcee, Cubmaster, whoever
WEBELOS leader, will you please place the first post on the stage in a North/South direction. (WL places post)
WEBELOS Asst. leader, please place the second post on the stage three feet away from the first post in the North/South direction. (WA places post)
These two posts placed here are symbolic of the foundations of Scouting that these WEBELOS leaders have instilled in their WEBELOS Scouts through activities and outings as represented by the natural brown color.
Scout Master (name) and Assistant Scout Master or Senior Patrol leader), please place your posts in an East/West direction 3 feet apart over the North/South posts that are already in place. (SM and SPL place posts)
As represented by the structure assembly, Boy Scouting will build on the Scouting foundation begun in WEBELOS. These leaders have set the stage for bridging the boys from Cub Scouting into Boy Scouting.
WEBELOS Scout (name), will you and your parents please bring the unfinished plank forward and place it across the east/west posts. (Scout places plank)
This unfinished plank represents the boys as they arrived in Cub Scouting, full of potential but unfinished.
WEBELOS Scout (name), will you and your parents please bring the blue plank forward and place it snuggly against the unfinished plank. (Scout places plank)
This Blue plank represents the Wolf and Bear years of Cub Scouting where with the help of their parents the Scouts became true blue and loyal friends.
WEBELOS Scout (name), will you and your parents please bring the gold plank forward and place it snuggly next to the blue planks. (Scout places plank)
This Gold plank represents their golden years in Cub Scouting as Webelos learning important skills through activity badges and culminating in the Arrow of Light.
WEBELOS Scout (name), will you and your parents please bring the green plank forward and place it next to the gold plank. (Scout places plank)
This green plank represents their new beginning as Boy Scouts, who will soon be green Tenderfoot scouts, anxious to begin the Boy Scout trial toward Eagle.
WEBELOS Scout (name), will you and your parents please place the final plank onto the bridge. (Scout places plank)
This last plank is red the predominant color in the Eagle Scout Badge and represents the fact that as they step off the bridge from Cub Scouting to Boy Scouting they are beginning of their journey to becoming Eagle Scouts.
Webelos entering Troop (number), please assemble with your parents at the unfinished board of the now completed Bridge of Scouting?
As we present you with your Pack graduation Certificate, will each parent please remove your sons Webelos neckerchief and slide.
Scoutmaster invites boys across the bridge, calling each by name and (performing whatever ceremonies are customary for your pack and troop)
After all have crossed - Pack (number) please stand and show your pride to the new Boy scouts from this Pack. (Cheer (Blast Off), Applause)...
We are very proud of you all.