Master of Ceremonies: Welcome all tonight to this Sacred Campfire, to begin, I would like to bless this Campfire with the Campfires’ of the past;
“Begin with the Campfire Ashes Ceremony”
Master of Ceremonies: Now, that the flames of this Campfire has been blessed and has the light of this campfire grows, the light will travel around this circle of fellowship tonight, stopping from time to time in front of each Troop, which could represents the special people in your life. At that time, I will call upon members, friend or family to step into the light of the Campfire between the fire and your Troop to speak.
The Voice of the Speaker, maybe loud of all to hear or quiet for only one to hear, and at times there may be no voice at all, it may be as simple as a hug. Remember, whatever form the voice takes tonight is perfect. After all the words have been spoken, the speakers please stay with us, within the circle until the light moves to the next Troop, and then the Speaker can move back.
Master of Ceremonies (Intro #1): The Campfire’s light and warmth is now washing over us tonight, we are all on a Journey between whom we once were and who we are now becoming, and as the fire will change and grow, tonight so do us all. These flames are special flames, ignited with courage and strength, blazing with fortitude.
Will “Name: Speaker #1”, please step into the light.
Speaker #1: “Speech”
Master of Ceremonies: It is with great honor that we present to you Scouter “Name” with your Medal of Fortitude.
Multiple Awards Presentations (Replace Intro with options 2-6)
Master of Ceremonies: (#2) Fire consumes, warms and illuminates, but fire can also bring pain. Fortitude is the courage in the pain, not allowing the mind to fret or mouth to complain. Courage is the strength in the face of pain.
Master of Ceremonies: (#3) Fire can be seen as a force of purification, while some may look upon it as destructive, in actuality, fire can represent burning away the old to make way for your new, a new self, and a new begin.
Master of Ceremonies: (#4) In observing the flames, in seeing our reflection in them, we have achieved a valuable awareness of the strength within ourselves as a result of a transformation that creates while something else is destroyed; the strength to persist and the courage to endure.
Master of Ceremonies: (#5) As the sparks rise into the night, the flames of Fortitude quietly speak out to us, they say, “Advance!” “Attack, endure, withstand, sustain!” And to always remind us: “I’m not defeated, I’m not done, and my journey will continue.”
Master of Ceremonies: (#6) Fire has always attracted us and fostered insight and meditation, made us see, as though for the first time: the dynamic of a shimmering, blazing flame of life.
Master of Ceremonies: Within the dimming light of this campfire, I would like to congratulate, those recipients in receiving the Fortitude Award tonight. Within, these medals hold the flames of Courage and Strength in which each of you had endure along your journey. However, these medals hold much more; these medals also represent the Power, Fearlessness and Sacrifices of your Family and Friends, who have supported you along this path. And finally within these medals holds the Bravery of all those souls that came before you, those who are still on their own journeys, who are still fighting those battles and for those who have lost their battles. So, wear these medals over you hearts with honor.
Before, we say our final Scout Master prayer, I would like to take this time to invite you all back to the building for formal pictures and a small reception with refreshments and finger foods. Once again, I thank you all for participating tonight in this Sacred Fortitude Campfire and with that if you could repeat after me;
Wa-kon-da dhu Waoa-dhin a-ton-he"
Lord, I stand before thee,
I am the One, who speaks,
And now my Great Scout Master,
Watch over us, until we meet again.