Webelos Cross-over - Voucher Ceremony
This Ceremony is meant for Webelos scouts.
Akela, Baloo, scout parents, Scoutmaster & Sr. Patrol Leader, Troop Guide, 1 cub scout for each Webelos scout
Give script to the parents of each Webelos scout and to the Cub Scouts that will vouch for them, and the Sr. Patrol Leader and Scoutmaster.
A cub scout and a boy scout vouch for each Webelos scout crossing over.
Webelos scouts are led out of the room by their Den Leader or Den Chief - this is optional.
Akela: We are assembled to honor Webelos Scouts and their parents this day. I request that all Webelos scouts with the courage, strength, and desire to continue their scouting adventure in Boy Scouts come forward now.
(Webelos are led in by their den leader or just come forward from their seats.)
(As the scouts line up, the Webelos den leader removes their neckerchiefs and blue shoulder loops and tells them to put them in their pocket)
Akela: These scouts have brought honor to our Pack as they have climbed the Cub Scout trail together. Each of them is now ready to go into the great brotherhood of Boy Scouting. With help from his parents he will soon start up the Boy Scouting trail.
Akela: Before [scout name] may go forward and join Troop [number], is there anyone who will vouch for the virtues of this Webelos Scout?
(that is the cue for the Cub Scout to stand and read his script)
Cub Scout: [name] has been a good scout. He has earned [number] Webelos activity badges, the Webelos rank badge, (and the Arrow of Light). I think he will make a great Boy Scout.
Parents: As parents, we accept the responsibilities of helping [name] along his Boy Scout trail. We are excited to see him take this next step in Scouting.
(each parent may want to personalize or add a bit)
Den Leader: [name] has been a loyal and trustworthy Webelos scout. He has grown strong in his scouting abilities and has developed his character. I believe he is ready to become a Boy Scout.
Sr. Patrol Leader: Knowing this scout to have a strong desire to learn the ways of our troop and to continue his climb to the ultimate scouting goal of Eagle Scout, I accept him into troop [number]. His patrol will be led by [Troop Guide or Patrol Leader name]. We will have many adventures together over the next few years.
Scoutmaster: Just as [name] will grow the ranks of our troop, his parents are needed to support our program and I welcome you to our scouting family and encourage you to be involved in our troop.
Akela: [name], thank you for your time with Pack [numer]. Congratulations as you join your new scouting family.
(shakes scout's hand and directs him to his new patrol where the Troop Guide presents him with his troop neckerchief, red shoulder loops, and other items as is customary)
(repeat for each Webelos Scout)
(after last Webelos scout is finished)
Akela: Pack [number] please stand at attention! Join me in a huge cheer for these new Boy Scouts!