bobcat badge ceremonies
Beverly Hutchings (hutchings@BLOMAND.NET)
Fri, 22 Sep 1995 23:44:17 -0400
we were talking about bobcat ceremonies & i remembered that i had this. it
was used as a closing to the same pack meeting my older son & most of the
rest of the new bobcats his age received their badges (1989).
A farmer was out in his field and found an egg which he put with the other
eggs of a duck in his barn. The egg hatched, but the egg that was found by
the farmer was not one belonging to his domestic duck. It was instead a
strange-looking bird, not equipped with the webbed foot of his adopted
family. Therefore the bird could barely manage to walk, let alone swim with
One day the bird heard a screeching sound in the sky above. He looked up and
saw an eagle soaring overhead. As he returned the sound of the screech, he
started running and suddenly became airborne, meeting the eagle in the sky.
They soared over the barnyard a few minutes and then turned and headed out
Just like the little eagle who suddenly realized he was born to soar, you as
parents and leaders can help make it happen for these Cub Scouts. They may
not know where they fit in society yet, but with your guidance, love,
dedication, knowledge, and encouragement, you can make it happen for these boys.
And then one day you too may look up and see these boys as Eagle Scouts and
be pleased to know that you had a part in making them soar.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City