St. Helens Walked the Earth Webelos Ceremony
CUB SCOUT ADVANCEMENT,
NATIVE AMER. THEME
(Story Rock, Pacific NW Indian references)
by Rick Clements
- Akela (Cubmaster)
- Baloo (Asst. Cubmaster)
Akela: Long ago, a group
of braves from a tribe went out hunting. One brave sat on a rock to rest.
Baloo: He heard a voice
speak to him.
Akela: The brave jumped
up, trying to figure where the voice was coming from.
Baloo: It was the rock.
The rock told him a story about when Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Adams and Mt.
Hood walked the earth. They were a family like people have families today.
Akela: For many days the
brave listened to the stories from the rock. The other braves wondered
why he was catching so little and followed him one day.
Baloo: The other braves
heard the rocks stories too. It told them that the bridge of the gods
once was a rock bridge over the Columbia River. But, the tribes began
to fight. Mt. St. Helens was so mad, it threw rocks at the bridge and
broke it. This left the two tribes on opposite sides of the river with
no way to fight each other. The rock told them to tell this story to their
children, so it would not be forgotten.
Akela: The Webelos we
are honoring tonight and the Webelos we honored previously are now the
oldest boys in our pack. It is their job to tell the stories of our pack
to the younger boys. They can tell them about the (list activities) (i.e.
space derby, bike rodeo, the Christmas tree mulch, the hikes, Day Camp)
and the many other activities they have enjoyed. Baloo, please call up
the boys we are honoring tonight.
Baloo: Will (names) please
come forward with their parents?
Baloo: To earn the Webelos
badge each scout must earn the Webelos fitness activity pin and two others.
These scouts have learned about Boy Scouting and respect for God.
(Hand badge to the parents.)
Akela: Parents, would
you please present to your son his Webelos badge? Please attach the badge
to his uniform upside down, with the tape. Once he performs a good deed,
it may be permanently attached right side up. The pin is worn by the parents
as an indication that Cub Scouting will always be a family activity.
Baloo: Since you boys
are the youth leaders of our Pack, I want to leave you with a challenge.
Over this next year, help me find ways to make the Pack even more fun.
Will the Pack join me in the Cub Scout cheer? After I say Cub, you reply
- Mountain scene with
- Badges (with tape affixed
to the card the badge is on)
Assistant Cub Master:
In fourth and fifth grade, Cub Scouts are brought into the tribe of Webelos.
Webelos stands for `we'll be loyal scouts'. In the tribe of Webelos, boys
prepare themselves for Boy Scouting. Webelos work on 20 different activity
badges from five skill groups: physical, mental, outdoors, community, and
technical skills. After three months in the Webelos Den, earning three activity
pins and learning about Boy Scout ways, they have completed all the requirements
for the Webelos badge. Cub Master:
There are Cub Scouts among us tonight who have earned their Webelos Badge.
Would the following boys please come forward with your parents to be recognized
and honored by the Pack.
List of boys.
You have completed all
the requirements for your Webelos badge, have moved along the Cub Scout
trail and have earned a place in the Webelos Tribe. Receive now the mark
of the Webelos Tribe, a BLUE mark, symbolizing vigilance, perseverance
[Mark each boy with BLUE
Assistant Cub Master:
[Present Webelos badges to parents as Cub Master paints faces] It is our
pleasure to award your Webelos badge to your parents, who have been your
Akela in completing these requirements. Parents, please pin the Webelos
badge to your son's left shirt pocket and congratulate him on a `Job Well
Done'. Parents, as your son's Akela, you are entitled to proudly wear
the parent's Webelos pin enclosed with your son's Webelos badge.
It is my pleasure to congratulate each one of you on earning your Webelos
badge. Boys please step over to the Advancement Ladder and move your clothes
pin to the Webelos level. Parents and Scouts please return to your seats.
EQUIPMENT: Compass badge
and compass point.
CUBMASTER: Tonight we
have boys receiving Webelos recognition. (number) earning the compass
and (number) earning the compass point. To earn the compass, a Webelos
Scout has to earn his Webelos badge and four additional activity badges
-- a total of seven activity badges. Once the compass has been earned,
besides working on the Arrow of Light; the boy can work on earning compass
points. He can earn one gold compass point for each four activity badges.
To fill his compass a boy needs to earn nineteen of the available 20 activity
badges. Would Mr./Mrs._______, the Webelos leader please come forward
and present the awards.
WEBELOS LEADER: The compass
badge is not an award that is sewn onto a boy's uniform. It is attached
to his right pocket button under the flap. The points are given to the
boy to put in any position he chooses. Tonight (names) have earned their
compass and (names) have earned their compass point. Will they please
come forward. This shows that the boys are working hard toward the end
of their Cub Scout trail. Congratulations boys!!!!
EQUIPMENT: Activity pins Webelos
will be receiving.
PERSONNEL: Webelos Den Leader, Cubmaster, Webelos Scouts. WEBELOS DEN LEADER: Webelos
"We Be Loyal Scouts." Our goal is to be loyal scouts. We try to do our
best even tough the road appears difficult at times, we are striving to
meet that goal.
The Geologist activity
badge has been earned by the following Webelos Scouts. (List the Webelos
to earn the pin.)
Will these boys please
While the Webelos leader
is presenting the pins to the boys the Cubmaster notes the requirements.
CUBMASTER: To earn the
Geologist pin a boy must do five of the following: Give examples how rocks
and minerals are used in the products we use in our society. Collect five
geologic specimens that have important uses. List some geologic materials
used in building your home. Make a drawing that shows the causes of volcano,
geyser or an earthquake. Explain one way mountains are formed. Make a
scale of mineral hardness and show the relative hardness of three rock
WEBELOS DEN LEADER: Let's
stand and give these boys a round of applause.