Leader Appreciation Ceremony
Posted On: 2009-11-23

MATERIALS: 4 Candles

Scouting is made up of many things, people, and ideas. Tonight we are going to take a few minutes to reflect on some of the more pertinent aspects of Scouting.

First - Scouting is a program. As depicted by our first candle it is a program dedicated to the development of character, citizenship, and the mental and physical fitness of our youth.

Second - Scouting is for the youth of our community. Young men who expect to learn, gain recognition by advancement, but most of all they expect to have fun with others of their own age.

Third - Scouting is the parents of our Scouts. For without parents taking an interest in the activities of their sons, taking them to meetings, and fulfilling their part of the Scouting program, we could not have Scouts.

But, as you can see, this leaves one lone candle. This candle represents the Leaders of Scouting. As I call your name would you please come forward.

Leaders, I light this candle for you, for you have been a faithful leader to us and we want you to know that your work, dedication, and tireless effort has been gratefully appreciated. For without your leadership as well as the leadership of all Cub Scout leaders. The first three candles - program - youth -and parents would be meaningless. Thank you!

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