Cub Scout Roundtable

Information and Ideas for Silver Star Cub Scout Leaders

Tiger Cub Induction Ceremony

Akela / Den Leader: Our new Tiger Cubs know the Cub Scout motto, salute, and sign. Each boy has prepared himself to move into Cub Scouting by his thoughts, deeds, and participation in the Pack.

We learn the ways of our tribe from the wisest of the forest animals.

From the Bobcat, we learn to be alert and watchful.

From the Wolf we learn the language of the ground, we learn to follow the tracks of other animals, and we learn the ways of the food of the forest.

From the Bear, we learn the secrets of the trees and birds, the language of the air and the sky.

Now that you have learned the Cub Scout motto, sign and salute, you are prepared to wear the Tiger Totem. (Den Leader hands the items to parents). This was developed in ancient times to symbolize your accomplishments. Each time you participate in a Tiger Cub activity, you will earn a new bead to your Tiger Totem.

Over time, your Totem will become full of beads and you will earn the Tiger badge.



Bobcat Colors

Akela / Den Leader: Tonight our Pack has a boy who has worked very hard since joining Cub Scouts. Will Hunter and his parents please come forward to take on the colors and spirit of Cub Scouting?

As committee member reads each color, the Cubmaster or Den Leader paints.

BLUE is from the sky. The paw print of the Bobcat on your forehead is the spirit of the bobcat. This reminds you to do your best on the Cub Scout Trail.

YELLOW is from the sun. The marks under your eyes will help you see the light of the Cub Scout trail and they symbolize the bright spirit of Cub Scouting.

WHITE is for purity. The mark on your nose helps you know right from wrong as you go along the Cub Scout trail, helping you achieve all your Scout goals and keep you on the track of life until you are a man and can soar with the Eagles.

RED is for courage. The mark on your chin reminds you to always speak the truth.

GREEN stands for the spirit of nature. The marks on each cheek will guide you to live in harmony with the great outdoors.

White Table Ceremony

The Missing Men Table Ceremony is generally done at banquets, dinners, or any other occasions where setting up a dinner table would appear appropriate. The reason for this ceremony is to acknowledge the inability of our missing to be with us in the celebrations we hold, because they have been left behind, and to honor their sacrifice for this country. This is a very moving ceremony and has been known to spark interest in people who never realized the scope of this issue.  There is a children's book appropriate for Cub Scouts that explains the ceremony; it is entitled America's White Table.

 Book synopsis: The White Table is set in many halls as a symbol for and remembrance to service members fallen, missing, or held captive in the line of duty. Solitary and solemn, it is the table where no one will ever sit.

As a special gift to her Uncle John, Katie and her sisters are asked to help set the white table for dinner. As their mother explains the significance of each item placed on the table Katie comes to understand and appreciate the depth of sacrifice that her uncle, and each member of the Armed Forces and their families, may be called to give.


The Ceremony:

Set for six, the empty places represent Americans still [our men and women] missing from each of the five services — Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard and civilians. This Honors Ceremony symbolizes that they are with us, here in spirit.

Some [here] in this room were very young when they were sent into combat; however, all Americans should never forget the brave men and women who answered our nation’s call [to serve] and served the cause of freedom with honor.

 I would like to ask you to stand, and remain standing for a moment of silent prayer, as the Honor Guard places the five service covers and a civilian cap on each empty plate.

The table is round — to show our everlasting concern for our missing men.

The tablecloth is white — symbolizing the purity of their motives when answering the call to duty.

The single red rose, displayed in a vase, reminds us of the life of each of the missing, and the loved ones and friends of these Americans who keep the faith, awaiting answers.

The vase is tied with a ribbon, symbol of our continued determination to account for our missing.

A slice of lemon on the bread plate is to remind us of the bitter fate of those captured and missing in a foreign land.

A pinch of salt symbolizes the tears endured by those missing and their families who seek answers.

The Bible represents the strength gained through faith to sustain those lost from our country, founded as one nation under God.

The glass is inverted — to symbolize their inability to share this evening’s [morning''s/day''s] toast.

The chairs are empty — they are missing.

A Candle– Lit to remember that the light of America will always be the light in a world of darkness.

Let us now raise our water glasses in a toast to honor America’s POW/MIAs and to the success of our efforts to account for them.

Scout GORP Ceremony

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Scout GORP Ceremony



Caller:  Will everyone please rise?
Scouts attention
Color Guard attention
Color Guard advance
Please post the colors
Please join me in saying the Pledge of Allegiance
We will now say the Cub Scout Promise
We will now say the Cub Scout Law
Color Guard dismissed
You may be seated

1.         Have you ever wondered what goes into making a Scout?
            Well, we have a recipe to make to show you what we’re all about.  

2.         Scouts come in all colors, from cities and towns, 
            Every Scout’s a brother no matter what he looks like or how he sounds.      
            I am starting our mix with these colorful M&Ms.

3.        Some of us are tall, and some of us are small. 
           When we get together, size doesn't matter at all.
            I am adding pretzel thins and marshmallows.

4.         With our words and our actions, we show that we care,
            We try to do our best to be fair and square.
            I will add Chex Cereal to our mix.

5.         Sometimes we act a little “nuts.” We love to joke and play. 
           We'd love to put a Scout smile into everyone's day.
           So I am adding a whole bunch of nuts.

6.        When we get together, we make circles so round. 
           It’s our never ending friendships to which we are bound.
           I will add Cheerios to our mix.

7.        When we’re planning and working, we just don’t stop,
           We keep ourselves busy; all around we will pop.
          Next we add some popcorn.

8.        We respect all God’s creatures, if they’re big or they’re small,
          The earth is our home, and there is room here for all.
          So for all the little creatures, I add some Goldfish crackers.

9.       It was 1910 when Baden Powell started us off,
         And like the Scouts back then, we’re just “chips off the old block”
         So for all of us, I add some (chocolate, butterscotch, peanut butter, etc.) chips.

10.    We are raisin’ good citizens today for tomorrow:
          Demonstrating respect for the flag, ourselves, and our nation.
         I am adding raisins to our mix.

11.   Now we stir to the left and we stir to the right,
       And we mix it together with all of our might.
       We welcome our Scouts to another great year,
       Hoping the memories they make, they will always hold dear.

Leader:  Now that our recipe is complete, we look upon what we have created. Each of the ingredients went into our recipe separately, just like each of the Scouts came into the Pack/Troop separately. As the ingredients mix together to form one dish, our Scouts mix together to form a Pack/Troop. But even as we look upon our mix, we can still see each ingredient as separate and unique. Our Scouts bring each of their own unique talents and characteristics to our unit to make it what it is.


Arrow of Light Ceremony

Rope Crossover Ceremony

Arrow of Light Ceremony
by Rick Clements

People Required:

  1. Cubmaster
  2. Asst. Cubmaster (Asst. CM)
  3. Den Leader and Asst. Den Leader (DL/ADL)


  1. One 3 foot length of rope for each Cub Scout
  2. Arrow of Light Awards (with tape affixed to the card the badge is on)
(The Cubmaster, Asst. CM, Den Leader and Asst. Den Leader are in front for the presentation of the award.)

Asst. CM: Will the following Cub Scouts and their parents please join their Den Leaders and me? (List names of scouts receiving the Arrow of Light.)

Asst. CM: Our Cub Scouts are guided to Cub Scouting's highest rank by the Arrow of Light. The seven rays of the Arrow of Light represent wisdom, courage, self-control, justice, faith, hope, and love. (The Den Leader/Asst. Den Leader lead each scout one by one with his parents to the Cubmaster.)

DL/ADL: (scout's name) has earned his Arrow of Light. (Cubmaster & Asst. CM welcome each boy with a Cub Scout handshake.)

Cubmaster: The Arrow of Light is important. It's the only Cub Scout badge that can be worn on the Boy Scout uniform. But, more important than the badge itself is what you have learned, the work you have done to help others and the fun you have had earning it.
(Hand the card to which an Arrow of Light is taped, to the parent.)

Cubmaster: Please, place the Arrow of Light on your son's uniform. (After all parents are done...)

Cubmaster:The parents may now be seated.

Asst. CM: (name) , can you tell me a memorable event or activity you participated in as a Cub Scout, or do you have some advice for the younger scouts?
(After each boy replies, tie his rope to the rope of the boy before him. The first boy will tie his rope to the last boy's rope to make a circle. The Arrow of Light Webelos should be standing on the outside of it.)

Cubmaster: This circle represents the circle of brotherhood which is Scouting. Will the first year Webelos please come to join us now?

Cubmaster: First year Webelos, please stand on the inside of the circle holding onto the rope.

Cubmaster: Congratulations! Second year Webelos, you have now completed your journey in our Pack. As you continue on your journey toward Boy Scouting, strive to serve as the shining example that your Arrow of Light represents. You may now return to your dens.

Cubmaster: First year Webelos, when the second year Webelos cross over to Boy Scouts, you will then be the oldest boys in our Pack ... the youth leaders of our Pack. May you serve our Pack well in that rank. Good luck to you!

Webelos Badge Ceremony


NOTE: The Webelos Den Leader 1 and Webelos Den Leader 2 may be read by Webelos who are already in the den, shared between leadership and Webelos Scouts, or read by various committee members and Pack leaders.


Cubmaster: It is my pleasure to announce that [insert Webelos Scout name(s) here] have completed his/their work toward his/their Webelos Badge.

Webelos Scouts wear a special neckerchief representing the relationship within Cub Scouts that they have with Boy Scouting. The yellow of Cub Scouts and the red of Boy Scouts combine with the green of the outdoors which both programs share. The neckerchief combines all of the colors to represent the transition from Cub to Boy Scout that is the Webelos experience.

As part of the Webelos badge the Scouts are required to learn the Scout Law.

Webelos Den Leader 1: The Scout Law is a lengthy one and sometimes hard to keep. But if you take it step by step, the climb won’t seem so steep,

Webelos Den Leader 2: Trustworthiness comes first of all. That’s always good to know. Loyalty is next in line. Be proud and let it show.

Webelos Den Leader 1: A helpful, friendly Scout is one who’s courteous and kind. Then of course obedience is always on his mind.

Webelos Den Leader 2: A good Scout is cheerful and he must be thrifty. Finally, he’s brave, clean and reverent – all in all he’s rather nifty.

Webelos Den Leader 1: A Webelo is a boy who learns to be a Boy Scout and to be a better man.

Webelos Den Leader 2: He’s on the path to the Arrow of Light. Of Scouting he’s a fan.

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