TREE PLANTING CEREMONY
Have group assemble in a circle
LEADER: Good friends, den ____ would
leave with ____, a token that each year will say that those who trod
these paths today, have left a growing memory here to bring new
loveliness each year.
CUB 1: An so I dig the sod to plant
this tree, that it may grow and say to others who may pass this way,
"Behold a living glory here, beauty's gift of yesteryear."
CUB 2: Prayer - Teach me, Father, how
to be kind and patient like a tree. Joyfully the crickets croon under
shady oak at noon. Beetle on his mission bent, tarries in that cooling
tent. Let me also, cheer a spot, hidden field or garden place, where
passing souls can rest on their way and be their best.
CUB 3: Trees have their enemies on
every side - storms, drought, insects, disease, and old age. But, most
of all man, with his careless fire and destructive axe.
CUB 4: Trees must have air to
breathe, food to eat, water to drink, and sunlight to keep them well.
The oldest living things on earth are trees.
CUB 5: The tree we are planting here
today is a ________.
(Tell interesting facts about this
CUB 6: Each of us carry a packet of
soil from our own home garden or plot we love. We will all step up and
add our soil around this tree, making a silent wish for the good health
and long future of this tree. (Step to tree, one at a time, and drop in
LEADER: May this tree grow tall and
beautiful. May the sunshine and rain be kind to it and Cub Scouts guard
and cherish it. May it in turn, furnish cool shade for passers-by.