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Scout Ceremonies

About Scout Ceremonies

Ceremonies are designed to focus a groups attention. I have many Scout ceremonies here which are appropriate for Cub Scouts and for older Scouts.

Find a collection of Scout ceremonies below.

Do you have any Scout ceremonies you’d like to share? Contact me and I’ll share it here.

Flag Ceremonies

Simple Indoor Opening Flag Ceremony

Simple Indoor Opening Flag Ceremony

This is a very simple opening flag ceremony for Cub Scouts to use at Den and Pack meetings.

Closing Flag Ceremony

Simple Indoor Closing Flag Ceremony

This simple closing flag ceremony is appropriate for a den, pack, or other meeting. A video explanation is also available.

Simple Flag Retirement Ceremony

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.

flag remembers christmas

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.

Braving the American Frontier Flag Ceremony

Braving the American Frontier

The American Frontier-themed flag ceremony can serve as a powerful opening for any meeting. It serves as a poignant reminder of the unwavering bravery and courage of our ancestors who surmounted significant challenges with their unwavering determination and grit.

Threads and Flags

Threads and Flags

The US flag, woven together like threads, symbolizes our country’s unity. Respecting it honors those who defended our freedom and shared values. Just as many threads create a strong flag, unity empowers us to achieve great things together. The flag unites a diverse nation, reminding us of what we hold dear. This ceremony pays tribute to our flag, highlighting that each of us is a thread, contributing to a strong, united country. Ceremonies like this allow Scouts to learn, grow, and create lasting memories during their Scouting journey.

Crossover, Joining, and Advancement Ceremonies

Court of Honor

Court of Honor and Eagle Court of Honor

A Court of Honor is a ceremony held by Scouts to formally recognize and honor those who have achieved specific ranks or earned awards. An Eagle Court of Honor is a special type of Court of Honor ceremony that is held to recognize and celebrate a Scout who has earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank attainable in Scouting.

welcoming webelos

Welcoming Webelos to Scouts BSA Troop

See some ideas for crossover ceremonies.

Bobcat Ceremony – Space

See a ceremony for Cub Scouts who have earned Bobcat. It has a space derby theme.

Broken Arrow Ceremony

This ceremony shows Scouts that they are stronger together. It is sometimes used as a joining ceremony or a crossover ceremony.

Ranger Award Ceremony

Ceremony for Venturing Ranger Award

The Venturing Ranger Award ceremony is a special event that recognizes the exceptional achievements of its recipients. It is a reminder of the importance of the outdoors and the Venturing program’s role in helping young adults develop the skills and confidence to navigate nature safely

Den Chief Pledge

This pledge can be used as the basis for a simple ceremony when welcoming a new den chief.

Shoe Advancement Ceremony

Shoe Advancement Ceremony

This ceremony highlights that Cub Scouts are growing and filling bigger shoes as they advance along the Cub Scout trail.

Cub Scout Ceremonies

thank you ceremony

Thank You Ceremony

Point out the importance of gratitude and saying “thank you”.

Outdoor Fun and Fitness Ceremony

This can be used as a closing ceremony at a fitness based pack meeting.

Magic Words Ceremony

This one focuses on good manners and kind words.

Kindness Ceremony

Another one which helps youth understand the concept of kindness. It is based on a ceremony for compassion from the old program helps

Perseverance Ceremony

Help youth understand what it means to persevere.

Spirit of Cub Scouting

Turning off the lights and lighting candles is a great way to get the attention of the Cub Scouts.

Respect Ceremony

This is a simple ceremony which can be used as an opening or a closing for a Cub Scout meeting with the theme of “Respect” which ties in with the Scout Law point of “Courteous”.

Kwanzaa Ceremony

Kwanzaa Candle Ceremony

Use this idea during December near the observance of Kwanzaa. A video version is also available.


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