Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Ceremonial Cheat Sheet
It was at the Blue & Gold banquet, and I had a LOT of ceremonies to perform. I know that memorizing is much preferred than reading, but although I have no stage fright, I draw blanks regularly or get tongue tied, so I find creative ways to read them or at least read notes.
This was a strip of red butcher paper (because it's what I had at home) with both ends wrapped around dowel. (I'm sure you could come up with something better, with planning.) On the inside I taped my ceremonies, which were printed on just regular white paper. Nobody saw the other side but me.
A scroll could go well with Hawaiian, Medieval, or Scriptures themes. Be sure, though, that you have a mic stand, because you will be using both hands to keep the scroll under control.
Along the lines of Ceremonial Cheat Sheets, I have also
*held up pictures and read from the back of them. I've also
*made up a story for the ceremony, then at Pack Meeting I pulled out a large (12"x14") story book, put on a shawl and my granny glasses, and sat in a rocker to read the audience the story.