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    Bridge to Scouting

    This impressive ceremony for Webelos Scouts can be used indoors or outdoors. Advancement recognition ceremonies for the lower ranks may precede it.

    Personnel. Webelos den leader (Akela), Scoutmaster, den chief as torchbearer, Scouts from troop, graduating Webelos Scout and his parents, senior patrol leader.

    Equipment. A rustic bridge with a railing made of dead tree branches and floored with scrap lumber; two campfires (artificial ones for indoors); camp candle lantern.

    Arrangement. Graduating Webelos Scout and parents and Boy Scouts are seated around their respective campfires at opposite ends of a rough bridge on an auditorium stage or on the ground. If indoors, the room should be darkened. Webelos den leader asks Webelos Scout to stand and repeat Cub Scout Promise. Then-

    Webelos Den Leader (calls): Hello, Scouts of (name of Scout camp).

    Scoutmaster (answers): Hello, Webelos Scouts of Akela, what do you desire?

    Webelos Den Leader: We have a Webelos Scout of Akela's council ring who has prepared himself for entrance into the council ring of (name of Scout camp).

    Scoutmaster: Bring him forward to the bridge that joins our two council rings. (Webelos den leader leads graduating Webelos Scout and his parents to bridge. Scoutmaster crosses over bridge and is introduced to parents and Webelos Scout.)

    Webelos Den Leader: (name),___________________
    you have contributed much to your den and pack and we shall miss you and your parents. Now you are leaving us to enter the Scout troop of your choice. There, we are sure, you will continue to grow in Scouting skills and friendships. An important part of your Webelos Scout uniform is your neckerchief. Now that you are leaving our pack and Cub Scouting, will you remove your neckerchief and give it to me? Soon, your new Scoutmaster will place around your neck the neckerchief of the troop you are to join. (Webelos Scout removes neckerchief and gives it to Webelos den leader. Scoutmaster now beckons the graduate to follow him across the bridge.)

    Scoutmaster (standing before Scout campfire):
    As Scoutmaster of Troop_____________ (num-
    ber) I welcome you and your parents. There are
    many traditions in Troop _____________
    (number)-so many that I would not attempt to relate them all to you now. (Scoutmaster may explain one or two traditions and tell of important troop activities planned for the near future.) Now it is my pleasure to present you with the neckerchief of our troop. (He places neckerchief around neck of incoming Scout.) Wear it with pride as many have done before you. Your senior patrol
    leader, (name), now wishes to express the troop's happiness in having you as a member. (Senior patrol leader leads troop in a cheer for the new Scout.)

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