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  • Page 1 - Troop 136 - Webelos to Scouts Crossover Ceremony

    Webelos to Scout Crossover Ceremony

    Scout Narrator: Introduce yourself and Troop(s) if necessary then proceed:

    There comes a time when a cub scout is no longer satisfied with . . .

    Doing My Best. He seeks greater challenge and is ready to take on

    more responsibility. Boy Scouts, is the next step of the scouting

    experience. The Boy Scout works on and must complete more complex

    and difficult skills. He will spend more time exploring the world. And . . .

    the scout will become more active in leading his fellow scouts . . . making

    the decisions that will guide his troop.

    To become a scout, the new scout candidate must officially take the scout

    oath. As a part of that oath, he promises to obey the Scout Law. The

    Scout Law is the foundation of scouting. Its twelve points guide the scout

    throughout his life. The Scout law is his . . . Bridge to the Future!

    Scouts inTroop 136, What is the Scout Law?

    At this time a Boy Scout in the audience holds up a plank and recites out loud the Scout Law written on the board. (i.e. A Scout is Trustworthy) The Scout then approaches the bridge and places the plank on the bridge span. At the same time, the Scout Narrator reads the definition of that law. (i.e. A scout is responsible and can be trusted to complete a given task.) Then the next Scout recites the plank he is holding. He then takes the plank and places it in its spot on the bridge.

    The Scout Law is now defined by the Scout Narrator, after other scouts state which plank they are holding and putting into the bridge. Narrator does not repeat the specific Scout law, but only recites the definition of the law.

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    Alt. Scout states

    A Scout is 1 TRUSTWORTHY.

    Scout Narrator:

    A Scout tells the truth. He keeps his promises. Honesty is a part of his

    code of conduct. People can always depend on him.

    2 LOYAL

    A Scout is true to his family, friends, Scout Leaders, school, nation, and

    world community.

    3 HELPFUL

    A Scout is concerned about other people. He willingly volunteers to help

    others without expecting payment or reward. He fulfills his duties to his

    family by helping at home.

    4 FRIENDLY

    A scout is a friend to all. He is a brother to other scouts. He seeks to

    understand others. He respects those with ideas and customs that are

    different from his own.

    5 COURTEOUS

    A Scout is polite to everyone regardless of age or position. He knows that

    good manners make it easier for people to get along together.

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    6 KIND

    A scout understands there is strength in being gentle. He treats others as

    he wants to be treated. He does not harm or kill anything without good

    reason.

    7 OBEDIENT (Scout carrying plank now stands in line by bridge, waiting to go escort new scout.)

    A scout follows the rules of his family, school, and troop. He obeys the

    laws of his community and country. If he thinks these rules and laws are

    unfair, he tries to have them changed in an orderly manner rather than

    disobey them.

    8 CHEERFUL

    A Scout looks for the bright side of life. He cheerfully does tasks that

    come his way. He tries to make others happy too.

    9 THRIFTY

    A Scout works to pay his own way and to help others. He saves for the

    future. He protects and conserved natural resources. He carefully uses

    his time and property.

    10 BRAVE

    A Scout can face danger even if he is afraid. He has the courage to stand

    for what he thinks is right even if others laugh at him or threaten him.

    11 CLEAN

    A Scout keeps his body and mind fit and clean. He chooses friends who

    also live by high standards. He avoids profanity and helps keep his home

    and community clean.

    12 REVERENT

    A Scout is reverent toward God. He is faithful to his religious duties. He

    respects the beliefs of others.

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    Scout Narrator states: When the bridge is complete, the Scout Narrator asks the Den Master:

    Den Leader _______________ , Are the Webelos ready to cross the

    bridge to scouting? The Den Master responds positively in some manner.

    Scout Narrator states:

    Troop 136 is ready to accept the Webelos into Boy Scouts

    Webelos, when your name is called please stand and a Scout will escort

    you to the bridge. As the parent of each Webelos remains involved in the

    life of their scout, we ask that the parents of each scout please cross the

    bridge with their scout.

    The tradition of Troop 136 is to present each new scout with the Troop scarf and epaulets. As each scout prepares to cross the bridge place the new Troop scarf on the new scout, then remove their Webelos scarf as a symbol of their graduating to scouting. You can give the Webelos scarf to the parents as a memento.

    Scout Narrator calls out the name of each new Scout: Notes for ceremony. Scouts names:

    ____________________ _____________________ ____________________

    ____________________ _____________________ ____________________

    ____________________ _____________________ ____________________

    The new scout is escorted to the bridge. He may climb straight onto the bridge or wait until all scouts have been called to the bridge. then continue to read the following WHEN FIRST scout is on the bridge:

    In our ceremony, the Boy Scout Scarf will be placed upon the new Scout

    before his old Webelos scarf is removed. This symbolizes the continuing

    journey in scouting.

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    The older Scouts may stand on the bridge with them, to change out their

    neckerchiefs and epaulets. If there are more than one Troop participating in the ceremony, then call and

    process all of one troop before moving on to the next troop The narrator can introduce the SPL of each troop when changing troops who are picking up scouts.

    Once the scouts have all crossed the bridge, the SPL will administer the Boy Scout Oath as a symbol of their completion of the bridging.

    Scout Narrator states:

    Will the new Scouts join me in reciting the Boy Scout Oath.

    On my honor, I will do my best, To do my duty, to God and my

    country, and to obey the Scout Law; To help other people at all times;

    To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.

    This concludes the crossover ceremony. Will the audience please come

    join us in welcoming these new Scouts to Troop 136. (clapping occurs as you go to shake hands with the new scouts)

    Ceremony overLEAD the scouts by walking down the line of new scouts and

    shake their hands. After this the scouts and parents may exit.

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