Bridge To Scouting
PERSONNEL: Cubmaster, Assistant Cubmaster, Cubs advancing and their parents
EQUIPMENT: 2 doors with a bridge between, candles, Wolf, Bear, Webelos, and Arrow of Light posters.
CUBMASTER: You see before you two doors. One representing Cub Scouting and the other Boy Scouting. Both doors can be opened to adventure. Tonight our boys will only open one of these doors; (unless a boy is graduating), some to begin a journey of fun and adventure, the others who have started on the road and are advancing on.
ASSISTANT CUBMASTER: Will the following boys and their parents please come forward to receive their Bobcat badge.
CUBMASTER: Boys you have expressed a desire to join the Pack and be part of the adventure team.
There were many requirements for you to learn when you registered to become a Cub. Have you learned them? (Boys say "We Have")
To show that you have learned these requirements please repeat with me the Cub Scout Promise, the Law of the Pack, and the Motto. Parents your sons have passed the requirements for the Bobcat rank.
It is with pleasure that we present the badge for you to present to your sons. For it is you that will help your son down the Cub Scout trail. One last requirement for the cub is to do a Good Deed. So that we know that he has done this we ask you to place the badge on him upside down. When he has done a good deed you may turn it right side up. Congratulations to you all and welcome to the pack.
Between the doors is a bridge. This bridge is one a boy must cross each year until he is 11 and can go through the Boy Scout door to Adventure. There are some Cub Scouts here that have passes their 12 achievements for Wolf and Bear. We have some Webelos who have been working hard on their activity badges. Will these boys and their parents come forward as their names are called.
Congratulations to you all on the work you have been doing. Soon, you will be able to pass through the Boy Scout door to adventure.
(If you have an Arrow of Light and or graduation, do it now, but with a special ceremony.)