Using a good-conduct candle is a method often used by den leaders as an incentive for good behavior. As the candle is lighted for each den meeting, the den leader can say a few words related to the theme of the month, such as:
During the holiday season, we see lots of candies burning. They help make the holiday decorations more festive and enjoyable. Our den conduct candle will help make our den meeting more enjoyable since it is a reminder of a treat that is in store when the candle has burned down.
In the early days, a fire was an important source of warmth, light, and cooking heat for the Indians. They respected fire because they depended upon it for their livelihood. As we light our good-conduct candle, let's remember to respect each other.