Webelos Crossover The Rustic Bridge
Posted On: 2021-07-14

EQUIPMENT: Rustic bridge.

CUBMASTER: Cub Scouting is the younger brother part of the great Scout movement, where boys are grouped together in a den. During the last part of Cub Scouting, a boy learns the requirements for the Arrow of Light award. Then when he reaches the proper age, he graduates into Boy Scouting.

Tonight's meeting has special meaning for some of our boys, for this is their graduation night. The night they cross the bridge from Cub Scouting into Boy Scouting. (Calls forward graduating boys and their parents.)

CUBMASTER: Four years ago you boys became Cub Scouts. On that night a whole new world of opportunity opened to you through Cub Scouting. You have been loyal to your den and to your leader.

You have learned to share, to assume responsibility, and to discipline yourselves. Being a Cub Scout has helped you to understand the importance of being a member of a team. You have now reached another bridge in life... the end of Cubbing... the beginning of boy Scouting. I congratulate you on deciding to become a Boy Scout. Some day one of you may return to us as a Den Chief, to help other Cub Scouts learn to become Boy Scouts. We will miss all of you in our den and pack meetings, but we know you'll be having lots of fun and adventure in your Boy Scout troop.

You have earned the Arrow of Light Award, which is the only Cub Scout badge that may be worn on the Boy Scout uniform.

I'd like to congratulate you on a job well done. This is the last time you will give the Cub Scout salute (they exchange salutes). Now I'm happy to introduce you to Mr. (name), your Scoutmaster, who will meet you with the Boy Scout salute (they exchange salutes).