Webelos Crossover - Yellow Brick Road
Posted On: 2021-07-14
EQUIPMENT: A paper pathway cut from yellow paper; four small tables; one yellow, one blue, one white, and one red candle in candlesticks for each graduating Webelos den.
PERSONNEL: Cubmaster, Webelos den leader, assistant and den chief, Scoutmaster and senior patrol leader of troop receiving the graduates; graduating Webelos and their parents
ARRANGEMENT: Lay the yellow paper pathway across the stage or area that graduating Webelos Scouts will cross to go from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts. In front of the path, place the four tables at intervals. The Cubmaster stands at the first table, where the yellow candles are placed. The Webelos den leader stands at the second table, where the blue candles are placed. The assistant Webelos den leader stands at the third table, where the white candles are placed. The Scoutmaster and senior patrol leader stand at the fourth table, where the red candles are placed.
CUBMASTER: As we have seen many times throughout America's history, it is our way to meet challenges and tests and to rise above them. Even in trying times such as the 1930s, this country ended the decade with the triumphant release of The Wizard of Oz. Although it may appear to be simple entertainment, the message it sent was meaningful. It said to Americans, "Look what we can do when we work together with heart, with brains, and with courage." Den chief, please lead the Webelos den forward, (The den chief leads the first graduating den and parents along the path, stopping them in a semicircle behind the first table.) I have watched each of you travel along the path of Cub Scouting. I have observed your demonstrations of fitness, both moral and physical. As it takes thought to keep yourselves in a state of fitness, I declare that the members of this Webelos den have proved they have brains. (The Cubmaster lights a yellow candle, and the den chief leads the group along the path to form a semicircle behind the second table.)
WEBELOS DEN LEADER: I have watched each of you travel along the path of Cub Scouting. I have observed your demonstrations of character in thought and action. As it takes a deep feeling to meet adversity with character, I declare that the members of this Webelos den have proved they have heart.
(The Webelos den leader lights a blue candle, and the den chief leads the group along the path to form a semicircle behind the third table.)
ASSISTANT WEBELOS DEN LEADER: I have watched each of you travel along the path of Cub Scouting. I have observed your demonstrations of citizenship many times along the way. As it takes strength to stand up for your country and your flag, I declare that the members of this Webelos den have proved they have courage. (The assistant Webelos den leader lights a white candle, and the den chief leads the group along the path to form a semicircle behind the fourth table.)
SCOUTMASTER: We have heard your Cub Scout leaders declare that you understand the qualities of fitness, character, and citizenship. As these are the tools that you will need to continue your path into Boy Scouting, we welcome you and your parents into Troop __________ (The senior patrol leader lights a red candle, and the Scoutmaster welcomes each boy with the Scout handclasp. The new Scouts and their parents take their places at the back or side of the stage, and the ceremony is repeated for each Webelos den.)