The Trail Toward Eagle
Posted On: 2019-09-28

EQUIPMENT: Birch log drilled to hold candles, 2 blue and 1 yellow

CUBMASTER: The first step in crossing the bridge to a Scout Troop, is earning the Webelos badge.

The requirements for the badge include a knowledge of the Scout Oath, Slogan, Sign, and Handshake.

The Webelos Scout must also be able to explain the Scout badge and the Outdoor Code. He must be able to explain the difference between his Webelos uniform and the Scout uniform and tell when they should be worn. The Webelos Scout must also earn three activity badges of his choice and lead a flag ceremony in his den. The following Webelos Scouts have done the necessary requirements. Will the following Webelos and his parents come forward: (Read names)

DEN CHIEF: (At this time will light the candles as the Cubmaster states).

CUBMASTER: Before us we have three candles. We will light the first blue candle as a symbol of the time you joined our pack as a Bobcat and started on the road toward becoming an Eagle Scout.

Lighting the second blue candle represents your graduation into the Webelos den. The gold candle represents your reaching the first step on the bridge of Boy Scouts. The flame represents the Spirit of Scouting and a sign that you are on your way to greater adventures in a Scout troop. It is with great pleasure and honor that we present your parents with this award to present to you.

WEBELOS LEADER: The Webelos badge is earned by having an adult family member read and sign the Parent Guide in his Webelos Scout book, by being active in the den for three months, explain the meaning of the Webelos badge, parts of the uniform, earn Fitness and two other activity badges, planning and leading a flag ceremony, understand the requirements for becoming a Boy Scout, and by becoming actively involved in his own religious faith. He must also understand and agree to follow the Outdoor Code.

This step on the Scouting trail prepares our boys to earn the highest Cub Scout award, the Arrow of Light, and move on to a Boy Scout troop. Tonight, these Webelos Scouts have earned this final section of the diamond. Will Webelos Scouts (names) and his parents please come forward.

You have completed the activity badges, and demonstrated that you understand the Scout Oath, Law, Motto, and Slogan. You have also learned the Scout salute, and completed other requirements. I am very pleased to present this Webelos badge to your parents to pin on your uniform.

CUBMASTER: We are very proud of the Webelos Scouts who have received the Webelos badge tonight. The final step as a Cub Scout before graduating to a Boy Scout troop will be to earn the Arrow of Light award. I look forward to presenting this to you in the future. Congratulations!!!!!



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