Green Advancement Ceremony
Posted On: 2009-03-27
Equipment: 2 small jars or glasses with water; one should be dyed blue and one dyed yellow, large empty jar or glass, table, second year service star, Webelos neckerchief
Personnel: Cubmaster, boy advancing and parent
Set-up: On the table the jars of colored water and the empty jar. The two colors will be poured into the empty jar at a point in the ceremony. They will create the color green. (Practice to get the color the way you want it.)
Cubmaster: Would (name) and his parents please join me at the front of the audience (They come forward.) (Name), on this table you see the colors of Cub Scouting. Blue which stands for truth and spirituality, steadfast loyalty, and the sky above. Gold which stands for warm sunlight, good cheer, and happiness. Cub Scouts wear these colors in their uniforms and neckerchiefs as a Bobcat, Wolf, or Bear. As they grow and learn they become ready to do more. Tonight you, (name), are ready to receive these new challenges. We would like to thank you for the work you have done for our pack as a Bear and present to you your second year service star.
We now ask that you pour the Gold of Cub Scouting into this empty jar. Now please add the Blue of Cub Scouting. You can see that the color that has been created is green. The Green of Boy Scouting. Webelos is a time to begin learning about Scouting and to experience the fun and adventure of Boy Scouts. Your parents will also take on a slightly different role in helping. (To parents) Where you have previously signed your son's requirements after he had done the best you knew he could do, his Webelos leader will do the signing now. However, you will still need to know what he is working on and encourage him. Some of his requirements will require work at home in addition to den meetings. Don't be afraid to work with him at home when he needs you. When he finishes a requirement at home instruct him to report what he did to his leader.
We will now add to your uniform the color of Boy Scouting by giving you your Webelos neckerchief. (Change scarf.) Congratulations!