Painted Bobcat Ceremony
Akela / Den Leader: Tonight our Pack has some boys who have worked very hard since joining Cub Scouts. Will the following boys and their parents please come forward to take on the colors and spirit of Cub Scouting? (say names) *As you say each color, the parent will paint their son's face or you or Cub Master can paint as committee member reads. BLUE is from the sky. The paw print of the Bobcat on your forehead is the spirit of the bobcat. This reminds you to do your best on the Cub Scout Trail. YELLOW is from the sun. The marks under your eyes will help you see the light of the Cub Scout trail and they symbolize the bright spirit of Cub Scouting. WHITE is for purity. The mark on your nose helps you know right from wrong as you go along the Cub Scout trail. RED is for courage. The mark on your chin reminds you to always speak the truth. GREEN stands for the spirit of nature. The marks on each cheek will guide you to live in harmony with the great outdoors. **Have the parents hand the paint to the boys, they will now paint their parents nose with a white stripe. The boys love this part. again WHITE is for Love and guidance, your parents are always with you in your heart and in your spirit. They will always do the right thing and will help you achieve all your Scout goals and keep you on the track of life until you are a man and can soar with the Eagles.
Washable Paints & individual paint holder for each color (ice cub trays work well) Towels to wipe hands off. Speak to the parents & let them know what to do. I made up index cards with a face & markings and a brief description for each color to help them during the ceremony. Advise the boys what they will be doing as well. It is up to you, but we kept the boys part a surprise from the parents.
You can make up any more you might have colors for: Purple is for pride in your accomplishments. Gold is for good luck. ETC
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