Wolf Rank Ceremony
This Ceremony is meant for Wolf scouts.
Akela: The Indians believed in animal spirits that helped the Indians and gave them special powers. Each Indian also had a guardian spirit with which he had a special bond.
Baloo: One advantage to spending time alone in the wilderness is that you might meet your spirit animal which would make your life more complete. An Indian might be canoeing alone across a lake, when he spies a wolf on the shore. And as the wolf looks into his eyes, he'll just know that that's his spirit animal. Of course you can only meet your spirit animal when you're alone.
Akela: The wolf gives us two strengths: wisdom and bravery. The wolf is one of the smartest animals in the woods. This wisdom will serve our scouts well. The wolf is also loyal to the pack. Because of this, the pack is much stronger than the wolf by itself.
Baloo: Today we have (number) scouts that have earned the Wolf rank. They have learned how to handle tools and how to display the flag; they know how be healthy and safe. They have learned to serve in the community and to conserve energy. They are physically active and like to read. They have fun with their families and their den mates. They obey our country's laws and worship God.
Akela: Call them and their parents forward so I may reward their efforts.
Baloo: As I call your name, come forward with your parents. (call each name)
(Hand badge to parents when they are in front)
Akela: Parents, please present your son with his Wolf badge. Attach the badge to his uniform upside down. Once he performs a good deed, it may be permanently attached right side up. Wear your parent pin with pride in your son's accomplishments.
Baloo: Join me in a Wolf howl congratulating these new Wolf Scouts.
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