PACK ADVANCEMENT CEREMONIES/05-08

Camping in the great outdoors and having an open campfire has always been a
pleasurable experience for me. It brings to mind many happy memories of past outings I have
experienced with many friends and family. And so, as leaders, we are obliged to do all we can to
also make the camping experience enjoyable for the boys. One good way of doing this is to
ensure a safe camp by requiring the boys to observe all the safety rules and procedures pertaining
to camping. Be sure to follow the Two-Deep Leadership policy that requires two adult leaders to
be with the boys for all trips and outings. In case an emergency arises requiring outside
assistance, one leader could summon help while the other remains with the boys.


Preparation:
1) Prepare a campfire, real or artificial (electric campfire), as dictated by your situation.
2) Have a supply of sticks on hand, next to the fire.
3) If the fire is an artificial one, use appropriate lighting.
For additional help, see Cub Scout Leader How-To Book pgs 4-30 through 4-40


Narration:
Tonight we are honoring some boys for their hard work in achieving the goals they set. In
obtaining their awards they bring credit to themselves, their parents, and the pack.


Presentation:
The Cubmaster calls forward the boys advancing to the rank of [rank name] and their parents
and asks them to form a semicircle behind the fire, with parents behind boys.


CUBMASTER: Cub Scouts, you have learned the things a boy must know to join our pack.
Will you show that now by making the Cub Scout sign and repeating the Cub Scout Promise?
(Boys recite the Cub Scout Promise)


Parents, we welcome you into our pack, too. You know that you have a role in Cub Scouting as
a guide in your son’s advancement and as a participant and helper in the pack’s activities. If you
accept this responsibility, please say, “We will.” (Parents give assent.)


“This campfire represents the warmth of membership in our pack. Will you [name] please show
that you wish to join in that warmth by adding your stick to the fire, showing that you want to do
your best and be a friend to the others in the pack?” (Boys place sticks.)


Now I will give your parents your [rank name] badge to pin on your shirt.


Repeat for each rank.


Parting thought:
How wonderful it is that nobody needs to wait a single moment before
starting to improve the environment, just bend over and pick it up!


 

References / Source:
Great Salt Lake Council
 

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