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.
According to the BSA, they indicate something important is taking place, entertain, and provide inspiration. Read more on this topic.
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This is a very simple opening flag ceremony for Cub Scouts to use at Den and Pack meetings.
This simple closing flag ceremony is appropriate for a den, pack, or other meeting.
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.
You need to highlight the flag during this ceremony. Put a spotlight on it or have two scouts hold it up.
Crossover, Joining, and Advancement Ceremonies
This ceremony highlights that Cub Scouts are growing and filling bigger shoes as they advance along the Cub Scout trail.
See a ceremony for Cub Scouts who have earned Bobcat. It has a space derby theme.
See some ideas for crossover ceremonies.
More ideas for crossover and AOL.
This ceremony shows Scouts that they are stronger together. It is sometimes used as a joining ceremony or a crossover ceremony.
Cub Scout Ceremonies
This can be used as a closing ceremony at a fitness based pack meeting.
This one focuses on good manners and kind words.
Another one which helps youth understand the concept of kindness. It is based on a ceremony for compassion from the old program helps
Turning off the lights and lighting candles is a great way to get the attention of the Cub Scouts.
Point out the importance of gratitude and saying “thank you”.
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”.
Help youth understand what it means to persevere.
Use this idea during December near the observance of Kwanzaa.