Ceremonies Index

Ceremonies: What and Why?

Planning

Preparation
Staging
Group Dynamics

During a Troop Meeting

OPENING CEREMONIES
Standard Flag Ceremony
Pledge of Allegiance w/Meanings
Pledge of Allegiance – Two Lines
Pledge of Allegiance – Spotlight
Scout Oath – 3 Candle Opening 1
Scout Oath – 3 Candle Opening 2
Scout Law – Single Points
Scout Law – Newest & Oldest Scout
Scout Law – Twelve Scouts
Outdoor Code – Unison
Outdoor Code – 4 Candle Opening
Outdoor Code w/Explanations
Video: Posting the Colors Opening
Video: Sample Troop Meeting Opening Ceremony

CLOSING CEREMONIES
Retiring the Colors
Scout Law and Prayer
Counting Off w/Law or Oath
Class A Clap
Scout Benediction
Scout Benediction w/Gestures
Troop Circle – Scout Benediction
Troop Circle – Repetition
Video: Troop Circles
Counting Off – Scout Benediction
Taps

INVESTITURE CEREMONIES
RECOGNITION CEREMONIES
– Sample Presentation
– Providing Additional Information
– Visual Aids
INSTALLATION CEREMONIES
– Senior Patrol Leader Installation
– Patrol Leader Installation
NEW MEMBER JOINING CEREMONIES
– Joining Ceremony 1
– Joining Ceremony 2

Troop Courts of Honor

Sample Agenda
Special Presentation: Law & Oath
Visual Aids
Advancement Presentations
RECOGNITION CEREMONIES
– Simple Presentations
– Lighting Candles
– Spotlight Rank Ceremony

Eagle Courts of Honor

Sample Agenda
Video: Sample Opening Ceremony
Eagle Charges
SCRIPTED CEREMONIES
– Trail of the Eagle
Video: Trail to Eagle
– Voice of the Eagle
– Eagle Scout Obligations
– Eagle Pledge Script
– Challenge Ceremony
– The Four Winds
Video: The Four Winds
– History of the Eagle and Man

Campfire Ceremonies

Troop Campfire Guidelines
LIGHTING THE FIRE
– Torch Lighting
– Magic Fire Lighting
– Flaming Arrow
– Enhancing the Lighting of the Fire
– Gifts from the Scout Oath
OPENINGS
Poetic Opening 1
– Poetic Opening 2
– Poetic Opening 3
Words to Set the Mood 1
Words to Set the Mood 2
Opening Applause
CLOSINGS
Thorns and Roses
Closing Wish
Troop Circle – Scout Benediction
Taps
Scout Vespers

Webelos Crossover 

The Bridge
What’s Presented
Outdoor Ceremonies
Simple Bridge Crossing Ceremony
Simple Pack Meeting Crossover
Rudyard Kipling Crossover

Planning Scout Meetings that are Meaningful, Engaging, and Fun