Cub Scout Graduation in the Improved Scouting Program


A friend’s youngest boy decided to join a traditional troop in our community and the new cubmaster needed ideas for an appropriately traditional graduation ceremony.

In my boy scouting library is a 1973 printing of “Staging Pack and Den Ceremonies.” Here is a scan of the chapter on graduations.

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The Den Chief’s Warrant


Recognize and honor your Den Chiefs with a beautiful presentation plaque!

Here’s a beautiful recreation of the traditional boy scout Den Chief’s Warrant. I spent a good amount of time tracking down the original font used in the 1950s and am sure you’ll be delighted with the resulting presentation. The signature is of the current BSA Inc CEO but you can abolish it with a graphic editor if desired.

This Warrant is for cub scout and Webelos den chiefs.  The Den Chief cords are blue and gold except for Webelos Den Chiefs who wear red, yellow and green cords matching the Webelos colors.

I mounted copies of the Warrant on high grade thin plywood, similar to the process used by National Supply in years gone by. It makes a great presentation and your Chiefs will be proud to hang it on the wall when they get home!

Beautiful reconstruction of the 1950’s era Den Chief’s Warrant. Note the authentic typefaces.

Service to Cub Scouting original image


UPDATE Sept 20, 2018: This is a medium resolution, color corrected image as used in the original Service to Cub Scouting Award.  Since rendering, I’ve acquired an original recognition plaque to be scanned.

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The Boy Scout Creed by Ludvig S Dale – 1923 Buzza Motto


The original silkscreen is on light pine wood, framed and encased in glass. It was removed to make this high resolution, color corrected scan.

It can be easily decomposed into primary pigments using Photoshop and would make a great project for a troop. Use them as recognition or induction presents.

Here’s a poster size version in PDF for your Scout’s favorite bedroom wall:Boy Scout Creed – A Buzza Motto 1923 POSTER SIZED