Activity Badges Ceremony
This Ceremony is meant for Webelos scouts.
1 large candle in a stand
many small candles, all in stands
Line up small candles in a line with the large candle at one end.
Akela: Our Webelos scouts have been very busy the past few months, completing activity badges towards their advancement. I would like the following Webelos scouts to please come forward. [call off names of scouts receiving pins]
Akela: Den Chief [name] will light one of the small candles for each activity badge as it is presented.
The [activity badge name] activity badge has been earned by [scout names]. Please step forward to claim your pin and tell us one thing you did to earn this pin.
(Den Chief lights small candle)
For each activity badge, Akela may change what he says. For example, for the Craftsman badge, he may ask each scout to tell what he built. For Sportsman, ask which sport he showed signals for and to demonstrate a signal now.
(once all pins are distributed)
Akela: Den Chief [name], I see we have one candle left. Should we light it now?
Den Chief: No, Akela, that big candle stands for the Arrow of Light.
Akela: That's right, [name]. This candle will remain unlit until we have a Webelos Scout who has completed the Arrow of Light requirements. Then we will light that candle. These small candles, representing the activity badge areas, are steps along the trail of Webelos Scouts. They are important in themselves, but they lead us to the Arrow of Light which signifies that a Webelos scout has reached the highest step on the Cub Scout trail and is fully prepared to continue on to the Boy Scout trail.
Akela: Now, Den Chief [name], will you lead the Webelos Scouts in your den yell and then return them to their seats?