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Pockets Advancement (2)

Author:  Longhorn Council
body len: 2120

This is a pocket - a very plain pocket - not very interesting, and it could belong to

But wait, let's give this pocket to a Cub Scout.

(Narrator places Bobcat badge on pocket.)

Our pocket is turning into something with meaning. It represents a sense of
belonging and will soon bring our Cub Scout knowledge, skills, enjoyment and
good fellowship. We would like to present the following boys and
parents their Bobcat badge.

(Narrator places Wolf & arrows on pocket.)

With the Wolf rank, our pocket turns into something more special. It proudly
displays the first symbol of new-found knowledge of the flag, of keeping strong,
of tools, of knots of safety, of books and reading. It means our Cub
Scout has mastered feats of fun. Tonight we are privileged to recognize the
following Cub Scouts who have achieved the rank of Wolf. Would the following
Wolf candidates and their parents please come forward.

(Narrator places Bear & arrows on pocket. )

Adding the Bear badge has increased our pocket's meaning even more. It shows
our Cub Scout is completing increasingly difficult achievements which show he is
growing in knowledge and skill. Would the following Bear
candidates and their parents please come forward.

(Narrator places Webelos and Arrow of Light on pocket. )

Our pocket has now had placed upon it the Webelos badge and Arrow of Light,
the highest awards which our Cub Scouts can achieve. To receive these awards,
our Cub Scouts must dedicate themselves to the hard work necessary in
completing the required number of activity badges and prove themselves ready
to join the ranks of Scouting. Tonight we wish to recognize these boys who have
completed activity areas within the Webelos program. Will the following boys and
their parents please come forward.

(With the Webelos Scouts together, a candle ceremony may be added at this

Our pocket is very special now. It is very rich in new possibilities. It opens up a
whole new world of challenges. Cub Scouting has taken our plain pocket, and
turned it into a pocketful of adventure, fun, and excitement.

Congratulations to all you boys and your parents on your achievements.

References / Source:
2003 Pirates of the Cirribean
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