The closing ceremonies are usually quiet and impressive. They may require
more thought than other ceremonies. Occasionally the den leader should include
a simple thought. Don't preach a sermon, though. Don't overlook the Cub Scout
Promise, Law of the Pack or Living Circle.
Examples of closing ceremonies are:
-Cub Scouts and leaders form living circle. Den leader or den chief says
"Do your best" and boys answer "We'll do our best."
- Sing or hum a quiet song.
- Boys form a circle around a lighted candle. Remind them of cheer and
feeling of friendship that even a small flame can spread.
- If the den has an artificial campfire, light it, and gather the boys around. Play a quiet recording.
- Friendship Circle: each boy has a 3 foot section of rope joined with a
square knot to that of the boy on his left. Boys hold rope with left hand
and pull back to form a taunt circle. Den leader or den chief says "You are
part of a group of close friends, held together by the square knot, a
symbol of being a good Cub Scout. Let us give the Cub Scout Promise."
- Circle Song: Form a circle with arms around each other's shoulders and
sing "Home on the Range" or another song that relates to the month's
- A Prayer