- A carrot seed
- A carrot with top
This little carrot seed doesn’t look like much, does it? It’s tiny and fragile. But if we plant it in good soil, and if we make sure that it gets plenty of sunlight, air and water, it will grow up to be a big, healthy, delicious carrot like this one.
Cub Scouts are like carrots. They need certain things, too, like good food, rest and exercise. But Cub Scouts need something more than that. If they are going to be the kind of men we all admire, they have to have healthy minds and spirits, as well as healthy bodies.
In Cub Scouting, and later on in Scouting, boys can develop that extra quality of mind and spirit. They do it by following the Cub Scout Promise and later, the Scout Oath. Will all of you join me now in the Cub Scout Promise?
(After repeating the Promise, ask a Webelos Den to repeat the Scout Oath.)
Then say “The Promise and the Scout Oath are guides for growing minds. Let’s all pledge to use them, just as we use food, water and exercise to help our bodies grow”.