EQUIPMENT: Cubmaster or WEBELOS
Leader, narrator, Arrow of Light cut-out, one each of white, black, red,
blue, and green dinner candles. Seven birthday size white candles.
OUT THE LIGHTS AND LIGHT THE LARGE WHITE CANDLE.
or WL: (Standing behind the table) Will WEBELOS Scout (name) and his parents
please come forward.
(Standing in back or out of sight) Tonight (name) you are about to
receive the highest award in Cub Scouting, the Arrow of Light. Before
this is bestowed upon you, let us, with the white candle representing
the Spirit of Scouting to light our way, retrace the steps you have
taken to earn this award. You joined our Pack in (date). In (date of
Bobcat) as a member of Den #____ you, after demonstrating the necessary
requirements, were awarded the Bobcat badge. (CM or WL light the black
candle with the white one).
(date of Wolf) after successfully completing your achievements, you took
your second step and you were awarded your Wolf Badge. (CM or WL lights
the red candle) While a Wolf, you were later awarded a gold and _____
silver arrows, showing your ability to go beyond the required. In (date
of Bear) after hard work and determined efforts you took the step to the
rank of Bear. (CM or WL lights the blue candle).
(date of entry into WEBELOS den) you moved up the ladder into a WEBELOS den. All through your Cub Scouting, you were guided by the Arrow of
Light with its seven rays representing the seven virtues of life:
WISDOM, (CM or WL lights small white candle on the far left and then
alternating from left to right, he lights one candle as each virtue is
read), COURAGE, SELF CONTROL, JUSTICE, FAITH, HOPE, and LOVE.
completing the rigid requirements for the Arrow of Light (CM or WL
lights the green candle) we are extremely proud of you and your
accomplishments. Throughout your Cub Scout career you were helped and
advised by your parents. We will at this time present the Arrow of Light
to them and we ask that they in turn award it to their son. (Present
badge to parents) (As the parents present the badge to the boy) (name)
as you proudly wear this symbol on your uniform as a Boy Scout, we, of
Pack # ____, are confident that you will continue to live and be guided
by the Arrow of Light. CONGRATULATIONS!!