Spirit of Cub Scouting Opening Ceremony


The program helps for October recommend the Spirit of Cub Scouting opening ceremony. This ceremony has been around for a few years. .We have done this one in our Pack before and it really works well. Turning off the lights and lighting candles is a great way to get the attention of the Cub Scouts.

If you are a Cubmaster and you haven’t checked out the program helps, you should.  They will give you some solid ideas for what to do at your pack meeting.

The Ceremony:

Room lights are dimmed. The Cubmaster lights a single candle at the front of the room and says,

Cub Scouts, this candle represents the spirit of Cub Scouting, lighting our way through life.

But the flame can also represent danger. Make sure it is never allowed to run wild and cause destruction.

Let’s remember to be careful and wise with fire, not only as boys, but later on as men.

This light of Cub Scouting gives us warmth and good cheer.

We will let the light of Cub Scouting burn throughout our meeting to remind us of our ideals.

Turn on the lights; the color guard presents the colors and leads the Pledge of Allegiance.

One Response to Spirit of Cub Scouting Opening Ceremony

  1. Virginia M.Klein October 4, 2010 at 9:24 AM #

    We just had our annual fall camp out this past weekend. We had a similar ceremony with our campfire. As the campfire is to keep us warm and helps keep us nourished it can be very dangerous. There was every range of age there and to keep it simple only adults were allowed to put anything on the fire.

    Thank you for all the great tips and helps posted to the Facebook, I always pass them onto the leaders in hopes that it gives them some additional ideas for their dens.

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