Presentation of Several Activity Badges
Posted On: 2019-09-28
Webelos den leader, den chief, Webelos Scouts who have earned activity badges, parents.
Arrow of Light ceremonial board with one small candle for each activity badge to be presented plus one large candle, and the activity badges.
Den Leader: Four members of our Webelos den have earned activity badges this month. They are: [name], who has earned the Craftsman badge; [name], the Geologist badge; and [name] and [name], both of whom earned the Showman badge. Will these Webelos Scouts please come forward with their parents?
Now, then, I will ask Den Chief [name] to light one of the small candles for each activity badge. Webelos Scout [name], you have earned the Craftsman badge. To do that, you mastered many tools and made several toys and useful items. I congratulate you on your new skills. (Hands the badge to the parents as the den chief lights the first candle.)
Webelos Scout [name], you have earned the Geologist badge. You had to learn a great deal about the earth and its composition, and you learned how rocks and minerals are useful to us. My congratulations to you. (Hands the badge to the parents as the den chief lights the second candle.)
Webelos Scouts [name] and [name], both of you have earned the Showman badge, proving your ability in entertainment. [Name] earned the badge for his fine work with puppets, and [name] for his talent and knowledge of music. I congratulate you both. (Hands the badges to the parents while the den chief lights the third candle.)
Now, Den Chief [name], shall we light the big candle?
Den Chief: No, sir.
Den Leader: Why not?
Den Chief: Because the big candle stands for the Arrow of Light Award.
Den Leader: That's right, [name]. This big candle is for the Arrow of Light Award, the highest in Cub Scouting. It must remain unlit until we have a Webelos Scout who has completed the Arrow of Light requirements. Then we will light that candle. These small candles, representing the activity badge areas, are simply steps in the development of Webelos Scouts. They are important in themselves, but they lead us to the biggest prize that a Cub Scout can earn, the Arrow of Light Award.
Now, Den Chief [name], will you lead the Webelos Scouts in your den yell?