Neil Armstrong Quote Graduation Ceremony


Equipment:  Stage. "Crossover Bridge" (stairs or anything similar which will convey the image desired), Graduation Certificates, Scout neckerchiefs.

Cubmaster:  On July 20, 1969, an American did something that men throughout history have wanted to do.  On that date, Neil Armstrong stood on the surface of the moon.  His first words were, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."  Armstrong was able to be the first man on the moon because of a series of small steps taken not only by him but by countless other persons.

Today we are privileged to witness some boys take one of those "small steps" that makes great men and events possible.  Today, we are honored to witness __ boys graduate from Cub Scouting into Scouting. Will the following boys and their parents please join me .....

Parents, you and these boys have taken many of those small steps that Neil Armstrong spoke of in order to be here today.  From Bobcat, through Wolf and Bear, and on to the Arrow of Light, you have fulfilled the Cub Scout Motto: "Do Your Best".  Now you are ready to become a Scout.  _________, our Committee Chairman, will now present you with your graduation certificates.  Congratulations.

Committee Chairman:  Parents and boys, we have enjoyed and benefited from your membership in our pack.  Though we regret losing you, we are sure that you will be valuable additions to Troop ___.  Now parents, will you please remove your Webelos neckerchiefs. Boys, congratulations.  (Cub Scout handshake)  And now will you and your parents take that next small step up onto the stage (across the bridge, up the stairs, or whatever you are using as the symbol) as you continue to what we hope will be a successful future.  May God be with you.  Mr. __________, Scoutmaster, Pack ___ proudly presents your newest Scouts.  (Boys and parents take directed action and join the Scoutmaster.  Scouts present boys with neckerchiefs.  Scoutmaster makes short welcoming address.)



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