NEW Unlimited Learning for New Leaders
This course will teach you the practical insight to running your Sections

Covers the Following: How to Start Meetings Beavers, Cubs & Scouts

with Flag Break & Inspection

Ceremonies - including how to do Investiture & other Badge Links

Games

Other Practical: how to show Fire Lighting, Knots and Compass etc

host of other items like planning to give you the confidence to run your section

Outline into 3 Sections

Beavers Section
CEREMONIES covering
Beavers start Meeting 
Gather Logs

The leader calls out 'gather logs' and the Beavers hold hands and form the largest possible circle around the 
leader. 

Marking a special occasion

The leader calls out 'build a dam' to ensure a circle is formed around the leader and the Beavers whose special occasion it is (e.g. a birthday). The Beavers sing 'happy birthday'. This is followed by an appropriate celebration, like blowing out candles and eating cake.

When a Beaver leaves the Colony 

This is a sad occasion for everyone but one that should be made special for each Beaver who is leaving as well as their friends.

The leader calls out 'build a dam' and the Beavers form a circle around the leader and the Beaver who is leaving. The leader recalls how well the Beaver has done in the Colony and presents them with an appropriate letter, card or certificate, which wishes them well. The leader calls out 'goodbye', and the Beavers spell out the word ‘G-O-O-D-B-Y-E’ as they step backwards and follow the last letter by shouting out the name of the Beaver who is leaving.

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The New Beaver Scout Promise Ceremony

A Promise ceremony can be used at any time in the life of the Colony, but should be used at the investiture of new Members. New Beaver Scouts make their Promise soon after they join the Colony and have completed the requirements of the Beaver Scout Membership Badge. The Colony and its leaders stand in a circle. The Beaver Scout Leader stands next to the new Members and explains that they are going to become Beaver Scouts today. Everyone makes the Scout sign and says the Beaver Scout Promise together. Beaver Scouts should not be required to say the Promise alone in front of the Colony. Colonies may choose to have their Beaver Scout flag at the ceremony. Then the Beaver Scout Leader welcomes the new Beaver Scout(s) into the Colony and the worldwide Family of Scouts.

 The new Beaver Scout(s) receive items in this order


 
    

Group scarf, woggle

  
World Membership Badge


County/Area/
Region and District badges, 


                   
Group name tape

Scout Handshake

Cub Scouts (and everyone else in the Scout family) shake hands with their left hand. Why do they do this?


The tradition was started by Lord Robert Baden-Powell. When he was a soldier in Africa, he saw lots of tribal chiefs who carried spears and shields. He noticed that it was a sign of great trust to offer your left hand when shaking hands. This was because you had to put down your shield, and leave the other person holding their spear.

Welcoming handshake is offered, the Scout left handshake should be used. 

Colonies should consider inviting parents/carers to the investiture of their child 
as a Beaver Scout
.


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Moving up to Cubs 

These ceremonies, which link the Beaver Scout Colony and the Cub Scout Pack, are a joint venture arranged between the Colony and Pack leadership teams. Colonies should consider inviting parents/carers to attend this important step in the Beaver’s life. This ceremony is also the time when the Moving On Award is presented and the Scout Promise is reaffirmed.

It is worth noting that a Beaver may already have been presented with the Group scarf by the Group Scout Leader whilst in the Colony. In this instance it should not be re-presented at the Cub’s investiture ceremony. A Beaver may wear the Chief Scout’s Bronze Award on the Cub Scout uniform until the Chief Scout’s Silver Award is gained, at which time the Bronze Award should be removed.

Swimming up the river 

This ceremony begins with the Beavers in the river bank formation and the Cubs in the Pack circle. An opening is left in the Pack circle facing the Colony. Once in position, the Beaver Scout Leader calls out the names of those Beavers who are to join Cubs. The Beavers 'swimming up' join the leader in the river. The leader says "we are pleased and proud that you are now moving from Beaver Scouts to Cub Scouts," or "we wish you a happy and exciting time as you do your best in the Cub Scout Pack" or similar words suitable to the occasion. Escorted by the leader, the Beavers walk up the river between the banks to stand in a straight line facing the Cub Scout Leader and the Cub Scouts. If it is impractical to have the whole Pack present, then Sixers and Seconds only or a group of Cub Scouts could be involved. The Cub Scout Leader then uses the left handshake and welcomes them into the Pack. The Cub Scout Leader introduces the new Cubs to their Sixer whom they should already have met and then to other members of the Six. A simple prayer may conclude the ceremony. 

Swimming across the river

The Colony and Cub Pack form two horseshoes facing each other. The Sixers come forward and shake hands using the left handshake with the Beavers who are swimming across. The Beavers use the left handshake with the Beaver Scout Leaders and say ‘goodbye'. The Beaver Scouts and Sixers wade, swim or jump the river. Akela greets the new Cubs using the left handshake and introduces them to the Pack. There is then a grand howl of welcome by the Pack to greet the new Cubs who remain standing throughout the Cub Scout welcome.  A simple prayer may conclude the ceremony.

The Beavers who are swimming across will have attended several Pack meetings prior to the actual ceremony. This enables the Beavers to be introduced to the Cub Scout Pack and to attend both the Colony meetings and the Pack meetings until they are ready for investiture. Sometimes it is possible to present the Six woggle on the occasions outlined above to indicate belonging to a Six prior to the investiture.

Pull me across the river


The Beaver Scout Colony and Cub Scout Pack form two horseshoes facing each other with a rope across the river. The Beavers wave goodbye to the Colony, hold onto a rope and read from a card:

    As a Beaver Scout my work is done,
    So look out Cub Scouts here I come.
    Across the river now I swim,
    Held by a rope to pull me in.
    So help me Cub Scouts, help me do,
    Pull me across to be with you.

The Cub Scout Sixer greets the new Cubs and introduces the Seconder, the Six, and Akela. A grand howl of welcome by the Pack follows and a simple prayer may conclude the ceremony. 


Swimming under the river

The Beaver Scout Colony and Cub Scout Pack form two horseshoes facing each other with a large blanket placed on the floor between them. Four young people hold down the corners of the blanket and the Beavers who are transferring ensure that their new Cub Scout sweatshirts are under the blanket. The Beavers say 'goodbye' to the Colony and one-by-one remove their scarves and woggles and swim into the river, under the blanket.

While under the river the Beavers remove their Beaver Scout sweatshirt and put on the new Cub Scout sweatshirt and scarf. The Beavers emerge from the river dressed in their Cub Scout sweatshirt and are greeted by a Cub Scout Sixer and Akela. A grand howl of welcome by the Pack follows and a simple prayer may conclude the ceremony.

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Cubs Section
 Start Meeting  with
Fold Flag -  Before Flag Break   It is a good aid to discipline as it provides the opportunity to start a meeting formally.


The Cubs Grand Howl only

  
 
 

At the beginning of each meeting, the Cubs use the Grand Howl as a special way to greet Akela and the other Cubs. The Cubs form a circle, and, lead by the duty Sixer, will squat down like a wolf would, with their “paws” between their legs.

At the top of their voices, the Cubs shout “AKELA!”
The Cubs then stand up to attention, and the duty Sixer leads them, calling out “Cubs! Do Your Best!”
to which they reply at the top of thier voices “We WILL Do Our Best!”



Flag Break:  Leader Brings Pack to the alert  
  Cub  Sixer  breaks Flag -
 Saluted by Pack 

The Cubs  Salute


The Scout Salute is made with the right hand. It is used during the opening ceremony on Pack  night and also at other special times – such as when you are presented with a badge. 


The three fingers that you hold up should remind you of your promise to:

  • Do your duty to God and to the Queen

  • Help other people

  • Keep the Cub Scout Law

  • Inspection: Some groups do not carried out this task.

Presentation of Badges

When a Cub Scout has earned a Badge, they are presented in front of the entire Pack or Troop, and Parents are often invited to attend. The Cubs & Scouts are awarded their badges, using the Scout handshake – using the left hand while receiving their badges with the right hand.

Scout Handshake

Cub Scouts (and everyone else in the Scout family) shake hands with their left hand. Why do they do this?


The tradition was started by Lord Robert Baden-Powell. When he was a soldier in Africa, he saw lots of tribal chiefs who carried spears and shields. He noticed that it was a sign of great trust to offer your left hand when shaking hands. This was because you had to put down your shield, and leave the other person holding their spear.
 End of Meeting:    Information give out.
Pull Down Flag:     Cub  Sixer     Do Not Salute!!!!!!

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For Cub  Investiture

Leader calls alert & Scout Sign for Investiture by all Cubs
Repeat the Scout Promise after Leader

Items for Investiture in this order

Group Scarf & Woggle
                         
Badges
                        
                                        
 
World Badge               
County & District Badge                          
Group Badge

Cub turns facing Pack and they salute

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SCOUT Section
Start Meeting - Prepare for Flag Break by Duty Patrol Leader
 It is a good aid to discipline as it provides the opportunity to start a meeting formally.

  Leader Brings Troop to the alert  
  Patrol Leader breaks Flag - Saluted by Troop

The Troop  Salute

Inspection is carried out before Programme starts
For Scout  Investiture
Leader brings Troop to alert  then Scout Sign

Scout Sign for Investiture by all Scouts

Scout repeats the Leader in the Scout Promise

Items for Investiture in this order

Group Scarf & Woggle
                            

                        
                                          
            
 
 World Badge          County & District Badge                             Group Badge

Scout turns facing Troop and they salute

Presentation of Badges

When a  Scout has earned a Badge, they are presented in front of the entire Troop. The  Scouts are awarded their badges, using the Scout handshake – using the left hand while receiving their badges with the right hand.

Scout Handshake

Scouts (and everyone else in the Scout family) shake hands with their left hand. Why do they do this?


The tradition was started by Lord Robert Baden-Powell. When he was a soldier in Africa, he saw lots of tribal chiefs who carried spears and shields. He noticed that it was a sign of great trust to offer your left hand when shaking hands. This was because you had to put down your shield, and leave the other person holding their spear.
 End of Meeting:    Information given out.
Pull Down Flag:     Patrol Leader     Do Not Salute!!!!!!

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