Arrow of Light award

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<center><big> [[Arrow of Light award]] resources include the [[Media:{{PAGENAME}}.pdf|Arrow of Light Worksheet]], [[Webelos Activity Badge Worksheets]],<br> links, and cross-references for related [[Cub Scout]] [[Belt Loops & Pins]] and [[Cub Scout Awards]].<br> Important resources include the [[Webelos Program]] and [[Fast Tracks]] [[Den Meeting]] plan. </big></center><br>
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<center><big> [[Arrow of Light award]] resources include the [[Media:{{PAGENAME}}.pdf|Arrow of Light Worksheet]], [[Webelos Activity Badge Worksheets]],<br> links, and cross-references for related [[Cub Scout]] [[Belt Loops & Pins]] and [[Cub Scout Awards]].<br> The [[Webelos Program]] shows you how to cover all 20 Webelos Pins in as little as 12 months.<br> The [[Fast Tracks]] give you the [[Den Meeting]] plans. </big></center><br>
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Arrow of Light award resources include the Arrow of Light Worksheet, Webelos Activity Badge Worksheets,
links, and cross-references for related Cub Scout Belt Loops & Pins and Cub Scout Awards.
The Webelos Program shows you how to cover all 20 Webelos Pins in as little as 12 months.
The Fast Tracks give you the Den Meeting plans.


Cub Scout Arrow of Light

Arrow of Light badge
Target age group:Webelos Scouts
Created:1971/1972
Current status:Active
Latest Requirements Revision:2003
Latest Handbook Revision:2003
Previous rank:
Webelos Scout
Next rank:
Scout Badge
(Boy Scouting)

The highest award in Cub Scouting is the Arrow of Light award, which you will begin working on as a Webelos Scout. It is the only Cub Scout badge that you can wear on the Boy Scout uniform. As you work on the Arrow of Light Award, you practice outdoor skills, get physically fit, and learn more about citizenship and working with others. All of these things prepare you for the next stage of Scouting.

It is worn on the left pocket flap of the blue Cub Scout Uniform, or below the left pocket of the tan Boy Scout Uniform.


Contents



Arrow of Light award requirements

  1. Be active in your Webelos den for at least six months since completing the fourth grade (or for at least six months since becoming 10 years old), and earn the Webelos badge.
  2. Show your knowledge of the requirements to become a Boy Scout by doing all of these:
    • Repeat from memory and explain in your own words the Scout Oath or Promise and the 12 points of the Scout Law. Tell how you have practiced them in your everyday life.
    • Give and explain the Scout motto, slogan, sign, salute, and handshake.
    • Understand the significance of the First Class Scout badge. Know its parts and tell what each stands for.
    • Tell how a Boy Scout uniform is different from a Webelos Scout uniform.
    • Tie the joining knot (square knot).
  3. Earn five more activity badges in addition to the three you already earned for the Webelos badge. These must include:
    See page 74 in the Webelos Handbook for the activity badge groups.
  4. With your Webelos den, visit at least
    • one Boy Scout troop meeting and
    • one Boy Scout-oriented outdoor activity.
    (If you have already done this when you earned your Outdoorsman activity badge, you may not use the same outing to fulfill requirements for your Arrow of Light Award.)
  5. Participate in a Webelos overnight campout or day hike.
    (If you have already done this when you earned your Outdoorsman activity badge, you may not use the same outing to fulfill your Arrow of Light Award requirements.)
  6. After you have completed all five of the above requirements, and after a talk with your Webelos den leader, arrange to visit, with your parent or guardian, a meeting of a Boy Scout troop you think you might like to join. Have a conference with the Scoutmaster.
  7. Complete the Honesty Character Connection.
    a. Know: Say the Cub Scout Promise to your family. Discuss these questions with them: What is a promise? What does it mean to keep your word? What does it mean to be trustworthy? What does honesty mean?
    b. Commit: Discuss these questions with your family. Why is a promise important? Why is it important for people to trust you when you give your word? When might it be difficult to be truthful? List examples.
    c. Practice: Discuss with a family member why it is important to be trustworthy and honest. How can you do your best to be honest even when it is difficult?


The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Webelos Handbook, 2003 Edition (BSA Supply No. 33452)

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Notes

Worksheet A FREE workbook for Arrow of Light award is available here! Adobe Acrobat PDF
with the maps, charts, links, diagrams, and checklists you need!
Or click here to print just the Arrow of Light award requirements.
meritbadge.org has PDF and DOC versions of
Boy Scout merit badge workbooks,
Webelos workbooks, and Cub Scout workbooks.


Requirement resources

1. Webelos Badge
2. Scout Oath or Promise - Scout Law - motto - slogan - Outdoor Code

See the Scout Badge Workbook for diagrams of the Scout sign, salute, and handshake.
See the Scout Badge Workbook for the diagram of the Scout badge.
See Uniform for details on how the Webelos and Boy Scout uniforms are different.
See Square Knot and the Scout Badge Workbook for step-by-step diagrams for tying a square knot.

3. Fitness - Citizen - Readyman - Outdoorsman - Other Webelos Activity Badges 4. Find a Scout troop near your home.
Find your local council.
6. Scoutmaster Conference - Explains that you don't "pass" a Scoutmaster Conference.

New Youth Application: English and Spanish

Award knot for Adults

Arrow of Light award knot


Created:1978 / 1979
Level:Cub Soout


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