Re: Pow Wow- ceremonies
Jim Sleezer (JHS8@VM1.UCC.OKSTATE.EDU)
Tue, 13 Jun 1995 08:50:16 CST
On Mon, 12 Jun 1995 11:12:11 EST5EDT Mike Floyd said:
>I have been asked to lead an interest session on cub scout
>ceremonies at our fall Pow Wow.
Mike, I encourage you to turn to the various ceremony books available.
Demonstrate several from the books and help people understand that the
books are an excellent resource. Use one ceremony as an example: Do it
by the book then discuss ways to modify it to fit a theme or geographic
area of the country. Redo it with the modifications.
It is also important to help the adults conducting ceremonies to recognize
that the ceremony is for the boys. Long winded presentations by adults are
of little value. As a general rule, ceremonies should be short and focused
on the recipient or recipients.
I also believe it is important to rehearse. Our ceremonies were always better
when we walked through what was to happen before we started. A rehearsal for
the cubs helps them do a better job.
Roundtable Commissioner, Pawnee Bill District, Will Rogers Council
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