Den Leader Induction - 4 Candles
Posted On: 2009-11-23
Cubmaster, narrator, new den leader.
Candle or penlight, ceremonial board with four candles, spotlight or large flashlight, den leader badge, Cub Scout Leader Book, den flag.
At a pack meeting, the lights are turned out, and the spotlight is on the ceremonial board.
Narrator: Will [name], our new den leader, please come forward. Tonight we have the honor of inducting into our pack [name], who will be leading Den [number]. Beside you is the Cubmaster. He holds in his hands the light of Scouting (the candle or penlight). Take it and light the first candle (or light). This light represents the first step in a boy's Cub Scout life, the Bobcat rank. For you, it is the symbol of your acceptance of this position and your promise to do your best to help these boys learn and grow, in mind and body. If you accept this position as den leader of Den [number], give the Cub Scout sign and say 'I do.' (Leader responds.)
Now, light the second candle, the symbol of the Wolf rank, the second step in the boys' progress. For you, it is the symbol of your promise to attend the monthly roundtable, where you will find help for projects, fun, and games for your boys. If you now promise to go to the roundtable each month, give the Cub Scout sign and say 'I do.' (Leader responds.)
Next light the third candle, the symbol of the Bear and the symbol of your promise to seek training when it is offered by the council training staff. If you now promise to seek training, give the Cub Scout sign and say 'I do' promise! (Leader responds.)
As you light the fourth candle, the symbol of the Webelos Scout and your symbol of enthusiasm, do you now promise to display enthusiasm to your boys, in everything they do, and for the Scouting program itself? If you do, give the Cub Scout sign and say 'I do promise' (Leader responds.) Will the Cubmaster give to [name] the den flag of Den [number], the Cub Scout Leader Book, and the den leader badge.
By the authority vested in us, we officially declare you to be our new den leader. May you serve well the Cub Scouts in your charge.