Committee Chairman Induction
Posted On: 2009-11-23

PERSONNEL
Presenter and committee chairman.

EQUIPMENT
Gavel for new committee chairman, candles, table.

ARRANGEMENT
A head table with lighted candles will add to the atmosphere. One candle in front is unlit. The unit commissioner, Cubmaster, or chartered organization representative can perform the induction.

Narrator: What is leadership? It is a process by which a person influences others. In Cub Scouting, leadership is the ability to accomplish the Cub Scout program in an efficient and effective manner. As in most groups, our pack is evidence of the willingness of its members to work together. Working together is a give-and-take business, and the leader gives guidance and direction. The leader also lives up to the standards of the group.

(Asks new committee chairman to come forward.) The job of pack committee chairman is one of variety and responsibility. It touches on all the aspects of Cub Scouting. The chairman has the final responsibility for the successful operation of the pack, working closely with the Cubmaster and other pack leaders. The chairman, like other pack leaders, must set a good example and lead the way for Cub Scouts to follow. A successful chairman will not ask of anyone something he would not willingly do himself.

I would like to introduce [name], our new pack committee chairman. (To chairman.) Would you please repeat with me the Cub Scout Promise.

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.

These are meaningful words and they apply to all of us. They are words by which all Cub Scout leaders, to the best of their ability, should try to live. As I turn over the chairman gavel to you, I ask that you light this candle to symbolize the guiding light you and the other leaders of the pack must show for the boys to follow.

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