Painted Ranks

 

Script

For all Ranks:

Painted Tiger Ceremony
Materials: Black, Yellow and Red Paint, Tiger Paws, Small tom-tom
Introduction: Indian Drummer begins soft, slow rhythmic beat.
CM: Would the Tiger Cubs and their partner please come forward.
CM: For the past few months, you and your family have explored new and exciting things and places. You have taken each part of the Tiger Cub Motto: Search, Discover, Share and used it in your home, school, and neighborhood. You and your partner have searched out new activities which have shown you how people work and have fun together
CM: Do you want to wear the sign of the Tiger? If you do, please say "yes".
Tigers: Yes
CM: We will give you the sign of the Tiger which will start you on your journey along the Scouting Trail. You will need lots of support from your family as you try to attain Cub Scouting’s' highest honor, the Arrow of Light.
The black on your cheeks is for happiness along the Tiger Trail.
(Parents paint two horizontal stripes on each cheek)
The yellow on your chin is for sunlight along the Wolf Trail.
(Parents paint two vertical stripes on chin)
The red on your forehead is for bravery when you attempt the Bear Trail.
(Parents paint two vertical stripes on forehead)
Tiger Cubs, remember the meaning of your Tiger paint. It shows that you are ready to move along the trail of Scouting. Your den leader will now present your Tiger Partners with your Tiger Badge. Your parents will present you with your badge.
“Tiger Cheer”


Painted Bobcat Ceremony
Materials: Blue and Yellow Paint, Bobcat Badges, Small tom-tom
Introduction: Indian Drummer begins soft, slow rhythmic beat.
CM: Tonight, we are honored to have among us boys who have completed the requirements for the Bobcat badge. The Bobcat badge is an important part of the Cub Scout Trail, it is the foundation upon which a boy begins his trek toward the Arrow of Light.
Would the following boys and their parents please come forward!
CM: Boy's you've accomplished the first step in Cub Scouting. In all things there is always a first....the first stone laid in a new building, the first step across a bridge. The first is sometimes the hardest, but that’s because it lays the foundation or the strength for what follows.
The Bobcat badge is your foundation. The trail of Scouting lies ahead of you, but don't be afraid. You won't have to do it alone. You'll have lots of help from your Akela...Akela can be your parents, your den leader, even I your cubmaster will help you along the trail, helping you become successful.
CM: Do you want to wear the sign of the Bobcat? If you do, please say "yes".
Cubs: Yes
CM: You have worked hard with your Den and your parents to fulfill the Bobcat requirements. You are now ready to wear the sign of the Bobcat.
The blue on your left cheek will stand for truth, loyalty, and the sky above.
(Parents paint two vertical blue stripes on left cheek)
The gold on your right cheek will stand for warm sunlight, happiness, and good cheer.
(Parents paint two vertical gold stripes on right cheek)
Your parents stand here with you as an example to show they are proud and that they are there to help you, just like they helped you earn the Bobcat badge. I am presenting your Bobcat badge to your parents who in turn will present you. (Award badges to Parents, who in turn present the badge to the boys)
Congratulations to you and your family on completing this part of the Cub Scout Trail.


Painted Wolf Ceremony
Materials: Blue, Red and Yellow Paint, Wolf Badges, Safety Pins , Small tom-tom
Introduction: Indian Drummer begins soft, slow rhythmic beat.
CM: When a boy joins a Cub Scout Pack, he earns the badge of the Bobcat and starts on an upward trail. This trail will lead him through the footsteps of the wolf, the bear and the Webelos brave, and on his way to the highest honor of Cub Scouting, the Arrow of Light. Tonight, we honor those Scouts who have made a significant advancement along this journey. Would the following Scouts and their parent please come forward.
Read Scouts names.
CM: Please recite with me the Cub Scout Promise:
CM & Cubs: I promise to do my best,
to do my duty to God and my country,
to help other people and to obey the Law of the Pack.
CM: Do you want to wear the sign of the Wolf? If you do, please say "yes".
Cubs: Yes
CM: You have worked hard with your Den and your parents to fulfill the Wolf requirements. You are now ready to wear the sign of the Wolf.
The blue on your chin stands for HAPPINESS from your days as a Bobcat.
(Parents paint two vertical blue stripes on chin)
The red on your forehead is for BRAVERY when you become a Bear.
(Parents paint two vertical stripes on forehead)
The yellow across your nose is for SUNLIGHT along the Wolf trail.
(Parents paint a yellow ramp across the nose from ear to ear with a stripe under the ramp on each cheek)
The Purple is for PRIDE in your accomplishments
Wolf Cubs, remember the meaning of your Wolf paint. It shows that you are ready to move along the upward trail of Scouting. I will present your badge to your parent who will pin it to your uniform when you go back to your seat.
Boys, parents and guests of Pack 200, please join me in congratulating these boys in their achievement with the Cub Scout Cheer. I yell CUB -- audience yells SCOUTS (3 times) than conclude with applause.


Painted Bear Ceremony

Materials: Blue, Yellow, and Red Paint, Bear Badges, Safety Pins, Small tom-tom
Introduction: Indian Drummer begins soft, slow rhythmic beat.
CM: Tonight we are honoring some Cub Scouts who have reached a new rank. They have worked hard to earn the sign of the bear. Would the following Scouts and their parent please come forward. (Read Scouts names)
CM: Do you want to wear the sign of the Bear? If you do, please say "yes".
Cubs: Yes
CM: You are well on your way along the Cub Scout Trail to reach the honor of the Arrow of Light, and eventually start the Boy Scout trail to seek the sign of the Eagle.
To help you along your journey, we will give you the sign of the Bear.
The yellow on your chin stands for SUNLIGHT from the Wolf Trail.
(Parents paint two vertical yellow stripes on chin)
The blue on your forehead is for LOYALTY when you become a Webelos.
(Parents paint two vertical blue stripes on forehead)
The red on your cheeks is for COURAGE and the hard work you and your parent did to achieve the Bear Rank.
(Parents paint two upward slanting lines on each cheek)
The Purple is for PRIDE in your accomplishments
Bear Cubs, remember the meaning of your Bear paint. It shows that you are ready to move along the upward trail of Scouting.
I will present your badge to your parent who will pin it to your uniform when you go back to your seat.
Congratulations to you and your family on completing this part of the Cub Scout Trail.


Painted Webelos Ceremony

Materials: Blue, Yellow and Red Paint, Webelos Badges, Safety Pins, Small tom-tom
Introduction: Indian Drummer begins soft, slow rhythmic beat.
CM: Webelos stands for "We'll Be Loyal Scouts." Would the following Scouts and their parent please come forward. Read Scouts names.
CM: The sign of the Webelos Scout signifies a major step on the Cub Scout Trail. Just as Indian boys became warriors and were painted in the colors of their tribe, we will paint you with the colors of Scouting. If you want to wear the sign of the Webelos, please say "yes".
Cubs: Yes
CM: You are well on your way along the Cub Scout Trail to reach the honor of the Arrow of Light, and eventually start the Boy Scout trail to seek the sign of the Eagle. To help you along your journey, we will give you the sign of the Webelos.
The blue W across your nose is for strength as you work on the Arrow of Light.
(Parents paint a large W From ear to ear across the bridge of nose)
The yellow on your chin and forehead is the color of sunlight and will light your way along the Scouting Trail.
(Parents paint a yellow triangle on chin pointing down and on forehead pointing up)
The red stands for fire so that you have a burning desire to explore new areas.
(Parents paint red stripes on each side of the chin and forehead triangles and under the W on each cheek)
All of these colors together form the Webelos symbol. You should be very proud to wear it.
I will present your badge to your parent who will pin it to your uniform.
Congratulations to you and your family on completing this part of the Cub Scout Trail.

Equipment / Preparation

Black, Red, Yellow, Blue and Purple Facepaint

CommentThere is no instruction on how to paint the purple. I use it for all ranks AND THEIR PARENTS!! Big purple stripe down the nose. The kids love it.

ContributorBrian Sexton

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Date Entered26-Feb-2005

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