Cubmaster Induction - Old Chief Akela
Posted On: 2021-07-14
Equipment: Indian headdress for Old Chief Akela, artificial campfire, Indian blanket.
Arrangements: Committee Chairman and the new Cubmaster stand beside the fire. Former Cubmaster as Old Chief Akela is out of sight.
Chairman: We expect a visit from "Old Chief Akela." (A knock is heard and the Old Chief Akela enters).
Old Chief: I am here to install a new Chief. Are the leaders of the tribe assembled?
Chairman: They are here, Akela.
Old Chief Akela: Do they have a new chief?
Chairman: They have and he/she is here. (The new Cubmaster is brought before the Old Chief.)
Old Chief: Akela: You have chosen to be the new chief of this tribe. Will you be loyal to the committee, Cub Scouts, and parents:
New Cubmaster: I will be loyal.
(Old Chief Akela puts his blanket on the shoulders of New Cubmaster and a war bonnet on his head).
Old Chief Akela: I declare you to be Chief Akela, of the tribe of Pack ____ in the ____ Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Do the young braves know the Law of the Pack?
Cubmaster: They do.
Old Chief: Let them give the law.
The Cub Scout follows Akela.
The Cub Scout helps the pack go.
The pack helps the Cub Scout grow.
The Cub Scout gives goodwill.
Source: Daniel Webster Council