Our monthly Pack meeting is this Tuesday November 12th at 7:00PM at RPC. This month is our Bobcat ceremony where we recognize our new Scouts—from Tiger rank up—and their first achievement.
Lions are welcome to witness the ceremony, but since this is a meeting that requires Scouts to be seated and quiet for much of the hour, it’s fine if Lions choose not to attend. If you are a parent attending with your Lion, please sit near your Scout.
We will start downstairs in the social hall for any announcements and then will move upstairs into the Sanctuary for the ceremony — Lions, then Tigers, Wolves and so on. Parents follow behind. New Scouts are called up to the front and then their parents to join them. The parents are handed a Bobcat badge and pin. Once the Den Leaders are done speaking, usually people take pictures for a few minutes. After the ceremony, we’ll head back downstairs for refreshments.
All Scouts should be dressed in full Class A uniform, scarf and slide included.
The requirements for earning the Bobcat Badge are found in the Cub Scout handbook, but here is a recap. We know it takes a while to learn all of these things, so please just tell your Scout(s) to do their best. Note: new Scouts will recite these as a group, so no need for nerves about any solo performance.
- Learn and say the Scout Oath, with help if needed.
- Learn and say the Scout Law, with help if needed.
- Show the Cub Scout sign. Tell what it means.
- Show the Cub Scout handshake. Tell what it means.
- Say the Cub Scout motto. Tell what it means.
This is the basic information that all Cub Scouts must know which is why all Scouts must earn the Bobcat badge before any other badge.
Please remember that we are guests in the church and to treat the church, especially the Sanctuary, with reverence. No running and use inside voices when traveling to and from the Sanctuary.