The lights are dimmed and the Cubmaster beams a flashlight through a pinhole planetarium at the ceiling or wall showing the Big Dipper and North Star.
CUBMASTER SAYS: For thousands of years, men have known that the North Star is fixed. Shepherds knew it before the time of Christ, and seamen have used the North Star and other heavenly bodies to guide their ships to port since they dared leave the sight of land. Even today, the stars are important in navigation for ships, jet planes and space ships. Cub Scouts don't need the stars to find their way. But even so, we do have our guiding stars to help us through life. There is Church for instance, and school, and Cub Scouting. In Cub Scouting, our navigational aids are the Promise and the Law Of The Pack. They tell us how we should act and what we should do for ourselves and for others. The Promise and the Law Of The Pack are just like the stars by which the seamen steers his ship. Tonight we honor Cub Scouts who navigated straight and true on the Cub Scout trail. With their parent(s) help, they have advanced a rank and have shown that they live by the Promise and the Law Of The Pack. (Call advancing boys and parent(s) forward; present awards.)