2022 Bobcat Ceremony/October Pack Meeting

by Natalie Wetzel in Pack

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Our monthly Pack meeting is this Tuesday, October 18th at 7:00PM at RPC. This month is our Bobcat ceremony where we will recognize our new Scouts—from Tiger rank up—and their first achievement.

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 (except for Lion parents who may remain with their Scouts). New Scouts are called up to the front of the church, and then their parents are called to join them. Once the Cubmaster and 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 handbooks, 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 as a group, so no need for nerves about any solo performance.

Bobcat Badge
  1. Learn and say the Scout Oath, with help if needed.
  2. Learn and say the Scout Law, with help if needed.
  3. Show the Cub Scout sign. Tell what it means.
  4. Show the Cub Scout handshake. Tell what it means.
  5. Say the Cub Scout motto. Tell what it means.
  6. Show the Cub Scout salute. Tell what it means.
  7. With your parent or guardian, complete the exercises in the pamphlet How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide.

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 quiet voices when traveling to and from the Sanctuary.

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