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What should go into a good Scout ceremony? Many experienced leaders have contributed their views on this: 

It should mean a rededication to the Scout Oath and Scout Law in our daily lives--our Scout ideals in action.  

It should be based on building Scout spirit, Scout participation, and Scout skills. 

It should promote a better understanding of our aims, ideals, and service to others. 

It should instill further a high regard for patriotism and the American way of life. 

It should be impressive, dignified, simple, brief, and friendly. 

It should be dramatic, inspiring, colorful, and sincere. Initiations and horseplay have no place in our program. 

If planned by a patrol or a committee that includes boys, it will be boy-aimed, thus more effective. 

It should move forward without stage waits, should be well planned and rehearsed, with many taking part. 

It should avoid discomfort, such as long standing at attention, poor lighting, lack of heating or ventilation. 

Recipients of awards should face the audience at the time of presentation.






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Importance of Good Ceremonies ] Troop-Centered Ceremonies ] [ The Ingredients ] A Few Suggestions ] Themes for Ceremonies ] Wearing the Scout Hat ]

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