Ceremonies are designed to focus a groups attention. They can be solemn or silly.
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Raising and Lowering the US Flag
These are some basic rules for raising and lowering the US flag. The most important rule to remember is to always treat the US flag with dignity and respect. It is the symbol of the United States of America. Remember that many men and women have given their lives defending the liberty and freedom it represents.
The Flag Remembers Christmas
You need to highlight the flag during this ceremony. Put a spotlight on it or have two scouts hold it up, or something like that.
Spirit of Cub Scouting Opening Ceremony
Turning off the lights and lighting candles is a great way to get the attention of the Cub Scouts.
Welcoming Webelos to Scouts BSA Troop
Aaron sent in this question "I am looking for ways to welcome Webelos into Scouts BSA at Pack Meetings, any ideas? Like a cross over, but not as formal."
Today we honor those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. This poem by American author Francis Marion Crawford would make an excellent reading for any Memorial Day ceremony.
Magic Words Ceremony
This is a ceremony from an old roundtable handout. It would fit with any meeting where Cub Scouts working on improving their manners or are learning that words matter. Use it as a closing ceremony.
Bobcat Ceremony for Space Derby
I recently helped put together a bobcat ceremony for our space derby. I couldn't find one I liked, so I incorporated a lot of different ideas I had found plus my own. I think it's worth sharing.
Respect Ceremony for Cub Scouts
The core value for Cub Scouts for the month of December is Respect. This is a simple ceremony which can be used as an opening or a closing for a meeting.
Kwanzaa Candle Ceremony for Cub Scouts
This ceremony relates the seven principles of Kwanzaa to the values of Cub Scouting. It goes along well with the December theme of respect also.
Shoe Advancement Ceremony
The Cub Scout core value for the month of March is compassion. The pack program helps have opening and closing ceremonies which involve shoes - for walking in another's shoes.
A Simple Flag Retirement Ceremony
When retiring a United Stated flag, some people will say that you must do it this way or that way, but according to the Flag Code, it just needs to be done with dignity.
Thank You Ceremony
I found this ceremony in some old program helps. I thought it would go well with the Cub Scouts Give Thanks supplemental program theme for April.
Broken Arrow Ceremony for Scouts Joining in Webelos
Reader Beth asked "Should I do a Broken Arrow Ceremony for boys who have just come into Scouting in Webelos 1? I did one when the other boys earned the Bear in the Spring, but now I have 3 new boys."