Webelos leader has several large rocks on the
table, and pretends to hammer and chisel each one to remove the
Call each Webelos forward to receive it. Continue chiseling until all awards are presented.
Arrow of Light Ceremony
CM: The final and highest rank of Cub Scouting is the Arrow of Light. To earn it a boy must be a member of his den for at least six months since turning 10 years old and have earned the Webelos Rank. He must have earned the Fitness, Readyman, and Citizen Acitivity Pins and five more for a total of eight. He must know the Boy Scout Oath and Scout Law from memory as well as the Boy Scout slogan, motto, sign and salute. He must have participated in a Webelos overnight campout or a Webelos day hike. He must have visited a Boy Scout troop with his parents and den and taken part in a Boy Scout outdoor activity.
CA: There are Webelos Scouts among us tonight who have earned Cub Scouting's highest award. Would (insert names) and their parents please come forward and stand here facing the audience. (Assistant Cubmaster escorts the Scouts and their parents to the stand next to the ceremony table, facing the audience, with the parents standing behind their Scout.)
CM: The Arrow of Light is much more difficult to obtain than a belt loop, an Activity Pin or even one of the other rank patches. To obtain this award, these scouts have met a number of requirements, including completion of eight activity pins, participation in camps, hikes and Boy Scout activities, the memorization of the Scout Oath and the Scout Law, and the commitment to live by the principles. Webelos Scouts will you please stand at attention, salute your audience and recite the Scout Oath and Scout Law in unison, (Cubmaster steps to the front to face the Scouts, salutes and leads)
On my honor,
A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean and Reverent.
Thank you. As you can see on the candle holder, the Arrow of Light symbol is made up of an arrow which points the way to a good life and a rising sun which symbolized the constant new challenges provided by Scouting and by life itself. The seven candles in the emblem represent the seven rays in the Arrow of Light symbol you see before you.
CA: (Cubmaster lights the first candle)
(Cubmaster lights the second candle)
(Cubmaster lights the third candle)
(Cubmaster lights the fourth candle)
The fourth ray stands for Justice. Justice means being fair with others we play and work with, regardless of who they are.
(Cubmaster lights fifth candle)
(Cubmaster lights the sixth candle)
(Cubmaster lights the seventh candle)
You've completed all the requirements for your Arrow of Light Badge and have completed the Cub Scout Trail. It is my pleasure to award you your Arrow of Light badge to your parents, who have been your Akela in completing these requirements. Parents, please award this badge to your son and congratulate him on a 'Job Well Done.'
(Assistant Cubmaster awards boys their certificates, and presents the parents with the Arrow of Light badge. Parents pin it on their sons. Then present the mother's pin to the boy and have him pin his mother or father)
Receive now the mark of the Arrow of Light, a Yellow mark, symbolizing light from the blazing sun above us, lighting our way through life. (Assistant Cubmaster marks each boy with Yellow face paint).
Thanks Lorie and Lydia for the joke
Sherlock Holmes and Matthew Watson were on a
camping and hiking trip.
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