The Words Are Different
Posted On: 2009-03-27

(Props: candles for each Cub and leader)

(At the close of his last den meeting Bob is asked by his den leader to stand in the center of the den circle. The den chief lights each Cub's candle from his own.)

DEN CHIEF: "Den 2, let's all repeat the Cub Scout Promise. (All repeat.) Bob, you have done your best to keep the Cub Scout Promise, which you made when you first joined our pack.

Now that you are going into the Webelos den to prepare for the Boy Scout program you will learn the meaning of a new promise, The Scout Oath. The words are different, but all Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts know they mean the same thing. We know you will do your best to keep this promise. Please repeat after me." (He lights Bob's candle and administers the Scout Oath.)

"On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight. Now let's all repeat the Law of the Pack." (All repeat it together.)

"Bob, we know you will try to live up to the Scout Law just as you have tried to live up to the Law of the Pack. Please repeat the Scout Law after me. A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent."

"Good luck, Hob, and good Scouting." (All blow out their candles.)

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