Dinner Menu Advancement

Note: This ceremony is written so that any particular award can be used or omitted without impacting the whole of the ceremony.

Introduction: Tonight we have a feast to beat all feasts! Come sit at table with me while we dine on the finest of Cub Grub.

We start with the appetizer—the first course of our meal. And for tonight’s appetizer the menu calls for Bobcat tidbits. “What are these?” you ask. Why they are the small, but important bits and pieces of the Cub Scout program that every Cub Scout must learn as part of being a Cub Scout.

[Begin Bobcat]

Tonight we are proud to serve Bobcat Tidbit Badges to the following Cub(s). (List names of Bobcat recipients and call them with their parents to the front of the room.)

As is the tradition in our Pack, it is not the Awards Chairperson or the Cubmaster who gives the boys their badges, but the parents who have been working hand-in-hand with the boys to complete their requirements. (Hand parents the awards to present to the boys and congratulate them with the Cub Scout handshake. Offer an applause and ask them to take their seats.)

[End Bobcat]

Next on the menu is our salad. And tonight, as a special treat, we are dishing out Wolf Cub Salad. Greens, as you know, contain the vitamins that help our bodies grow. And what better salad is there than Wolf Cub Salad—full of the vitamins that build our second graders into bigger, better Cub Scouts.

[Begin Wolf]

(List names and invite them with their parents to come forward. Hand out badges to parents to give to the boys. Congratulate them and offer a suitable applause. Have them sit down.)

[End Wolf]

Our next course, of course, is a finely prepared Bear Borscht. This is a finely prepared soup that is the perfect blend of God, Country, Family and Self.

[Begin Bear]

And tonight we congratulate the following Cub(s) for having completed their requirements in these four areas. (List off Bear candidate names and invite them and their parents to the front of the room.)

(Hand parents the awards to present to the boys and congratulate them. Offer an applause and ask them to take their seats.)

[End Bear]

What about the main entrée? Well the menu for tonight’s feast is a hardy helping of Webelos Wellington. The recipe for this wonderful dish includes three heaping measures of Activity Badges (one of which is Physical Fitness), practicing the Boy Scout Law and Promise, and knowing other parts of becoming a Boy Scouts. This morsel is only served as “well done.”

[Begin Webelos]

And tonight, we recognize the following Webelos whose jobs have been completed and well done. (List names and invite them with their parents to come forward. Hand parents the awards to present to the boys and congratulate them. Offer an applause and ask them to take their seats.)

[End Webelos]

Dessert for a feast such as this can only be one thing—not just the cake, but the icing on the cake. And tonight we recognize those Webelos Scouts who are just that—the crème de la crème. These Scouts have persevered. They have worked very hard, and have earned the highest award offered to a Cub Scout—the Arrow of Light. This is the dessert of Cub Scouting.

[Begin Arrow of Light]

(List names and invite them with their parents to come forward. Hand boys the parent’s Arrow of Light pins to present to their parents. Then give parents the awards to present to the boys and congratulate them. Offer an applause and ask them to take their seats.)

[End Arrow of Light]

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