This Ceremony is meant for Cub Scouts.
Parents of new Bobcats are called to the front while their sons are sent outside with their Den Leader or an Assistant Cubmaster. When ready, the scouts give the howl of the Bobcat - Hear It HereAkela:
I hear a calling from the wilderness outside our Pack. It sounds like a Bobcat! Shall we answer with the call of the Wolf? (Pack howls like wolves - Hear It Here
. This is the cue to bring in the Bobcats.)Akela:
Who comes here?Den Leader:
Boys, hunting for the fun and adventure of Cub Scouting.Akela:
But, whom do you seek?Den Leader:
We seek Akela, the great Spirit of the Cub Scout.Akela:
Are these boys wise in the ways of the Bobcat?Den Leader:
They are, Akela.Akela:
Show me.Den Leader:
Show Akela what you have already learned. Raise your arm
in the Cub Scout Sign and say the Cub Scout Promise. (They do.)Den Leader:
Say the Law of the Pack. (They do.)Akela:
I can now call you Cub Scouts because you have completed the requirements necessary for your participation in this great Brotherhood we call Cub Scouting. Tonight you have repeated before me the Cub Scout Promise and the Law of the Pack. You have assumed a very important responsibility.
You have agreed to "Do Your Best" when doing your duties, helping others, and obeying the law of the pack. These are things which are not always easy, but I think you will enjoy them. All that we ask is that you really do your best. Do you agreed to do your best? (Wait for answers)
Good! Please let your parents pin your bobcat badge on your uniform.