Advancement Ceremonies /02-08


Emergency cup

Before the pack meeting, make several emergency cups (see below) for presenting your awards. Have the awards inside the cups. Tell your pack meeting audience you have been on a long hike and you are extremely thirsty. Ask them to wait just a moment before you give out awards. Start with a square piece of paper about 8 x 8, Fold the paper in half to make a triangle.
Lay the triangle flat with the longest side toward you and the point away. Fold the right side up as shown.

Then fold the left side. Separate the two top points and fold them down on opposite sides. Spread open your cup and pour a small bit of water into it and then drink it. Using the cups, give the boys their awards.


a door

(Welcome a new leader)

This door can let people in, or it can keep people out - this door.

This door could be a church, a school, a home, or it could be a dirty cellar, an abandoned building, or a reform school - this door. This door could be opened to more boys in existing units, or it could be slammed in their faces - this door.

This door could carry a welcome sign or be quarantined, or Full House, Keep Out-this door. This door can open into the warm light of a den or pack meeting, or it can be kept locked and dark.

This door, for a boy, could be opened to a great wide, wonderful world, or it could open to jail - this door. Watch the boys 8, 9, and 10 years of age as they come up to this door - the happy, the carefree, the trouble, the crippled, the halt, the lame, the blind, the deaf, the black, the white, the red, the yellow; every single boy. This door opens to only one of every three.

Two boys are turned away, away from the door that opens to adventure, to wholesome experiences, to an understanding of God, to an appreciation of and love for country. Doors must be opened before boys can enter. Boys will seldom go up and knock on the door. They do hang around outside and wait to be invited in. What boys do and think cannot be left to chance. Open that door for just one more. Then, open that door for just one more. And then, open that door for just one more.

References / Source:
Great Salt Lake Council

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