Re: Wolf to Bear Ceremonies
Michael F. Bowman (mfbowman@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Wed, 4 Oct 1995 00:44:56 -0400
Here is a prop-heavy idea that depends on your meeting room.
If you have a low stage or can borrow some platforms, it will work.
Build a steep ramp 35 to 45 degree incline of about three feet. Decorate
the ramp and stage as a mountain path and create a mountain backdrop. At
the bottom of the ramp have a large Wolf Symbol and at the top a large
Bear Symbol. Paint a few soaring Eagles into the backdrop. Station the
Bear Den's denchief at the top. Use the traditional words for climbing
the Scouting path or make up some to suit yourself. As youdescribe the
growth of the Scouts relate it to climb higher on the trail to Eagle.
Explain that these Scouts have successfully completed the requirements to
help them climb to a new level. Ask them to come to the bottom of the
trail. Den Chief helps each one up with a helping hand. This also
symbolizes that they are being helped by older Scouts/leaders. Once they
reach the ledge. Have them stand facing the Pack. Ask the parents to
join them, standing in front of them. Present the patches to the
parents. Parents turn around and present the patch to their sons in this
When done switch the Bear Symbol to the bottom and put a Webelos Symbol
at the top and repeat for new Webelos. As a variant have the Den Chief
present the new Bear with a neckerchief at the top of the ramp.
Speaking only for myself in the Scouting Spirit, Michael F. Bowman
DDC-Training, GW Dist. Nat Capital Area Council mfbowman@CAPACCESS.ORG
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City