Woods of Wisdom
Troop Program Features
Ceremonies - Opening, Closing
Take every opportunity to recognize participants in Scouting. Make your ceremonies more impressive by planning and using a little showmanship.
Conservation Opening Ceremony
Equipment. Outdoor Code on poster on wall of meeting room. Have troop artist design a poster.
Formation. Troop in line, facing poster.
Program. Senior patrol leader: "Scout signt Repeat after me: 'As an American, I will do my best to be clean in my outdoor manners, be careful with fire, be considerate in the outdoors, and be conservation-minded.' "
Conservation Closing Ceremony
Equipment. Outdoor Code poster, pencils.
Program. Each Scout comes up to the poster and pledges himself by personal signature to live up to the Outdoor Code.
Square Knot- Scout Law Opening Ceremony
Equipment. Each Scout has a 61h-foot belt rope, each patrol has its patrol flag.
Formation. Scouts form by patrols in circles around their patrol flags, each boy with his rope, patrol leader holding flag.
Program. At command of senior patrol leader, "Tie bowlines around patrol flagstaff," each Scout in turn ties his rope around flagstaff and returns to his position in the circle, holding on to the free end of his rope. When all ropes are attached, the Scoutmaster says: "These ropes, joined to the patrol flags with a knot that will not slip, symbolize your patrol unity. Let us repeat together the Scout Law expressing the spirit of our patrols. Scout signt A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful ... "
Carry the theme of the troop meeting's opening ceremony over into the closing ceremony, to tie the parts of the meeting into a unit.
Square Knot-Scout Oath Closing Ceremony Equipment. Each
Scout has a 6112"foot belt rope, each patrol has its patrol flag.
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