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1 Arrow of Light What’s it all about

2 What we’ll cover….. Meaning of the Arrow of Light Ceremonies Program and scripts Order of the Arrow ( OA) Making of the Arrow, display Where can these items be purchased? Planning & organizing Who’s involved? Purpose Costs ?

3 Purpose:  There is no written MANUELS / INSTRUCTIONS FOR bridging THE boys from webelos to boy scouts.  Typically information is handed down, but not always.  Being a milestone for many, it’s important to honor /recognize the scouts bridging. Design your event as you wish……

4 What is the meaning of the Arrow of Light?  The highest award of Cub Scouting is the Arrow of Light badge Only patch from Cub Scouting that can be worn on the Boy Scout uniform. The individual elements of the badge represents the seven great virtues; The arrow which is symbolic of everything which is straight and true. Just as Cub Scouts should be straight and true in their lives. -It also points forward to the trail of Boy Scouting ranks and higher challenges. The arrow of light is much more difficult to obtain than a belt loop, an activity badge or even one of the other rank patch. To obtain this award these scouts have met a number of requirements, including completion of eight activity badges, participation in camps, hikes and boy scout activities, the memorization of the Scout Oath and the Scout Law, and the commitment to live by these principles. Wisdom,Courage,Self control,Justice, Faith, Hopeand Love.

5 Making the arrow & Display

6 http ://www.arrow-of-light-awards.com/arrow.pdf/arrow.pdf

7 Materials USED EMBRODERY FLOSS DMC Floss colors: Bob Cat Blue - # 3838 Tiger Orange - # 970 Wolf Red - # 321 Bear Aqua - #993 Webelos Blue - # 336 Webelos Yellow ( ribbon) # 972 Webelos Green (Ribbon) # 319 Webelos Red (Ribbon) # 321 Religious badge Purple # 333 Arrow of Light-yellow # 973 Black spacers - #310 PAINT – CRAFT PAINTS AT MICHAELS. Gold Arrow Points Metalic Gold / Krenick Metallic Gold Silver Arrow Points Metallic Silver/ Krenick Metallic Silver White glue – and some patience……..

8 Making the Arrow

9 Plaques/ displays-Types  Standard plaque with arrow  Arrow with patch pennant  Shadow box Acorn Awards.com Google search “ arrow of light plaques, displays, etc. $50 - $150 $ 40

10  Create your own design Through on-Line SOURCES Acorn Awards.com

11  San Diego Scout Shop 1207 Upas Street San Diego (Have ceremonial arrow kits $12.00  LOCATIONS AND suppliers

12 Invitations / response cards  Send to all invited guests  Dignitaries  Scout masters  Follow up with phone call if you haven’t rec’d confirmation. Have back up plan if 1 st choice is not available.

13 Program  Location  Indoors or Outdoors  What Props would you like to use? Create an Agenda Bridge American/ Pack Flags AOL Candelabra Music / Microphone  Any dignitaries/ honored guests you would like to invite ? Do those dignitaries have any special roles? Words of encouragement/ accomplishment Special presentation certificates

14  Program_ handout Troop representative's; Special recognition to scouts; AOL, 20 tier.  Special thanks  Cover Design  Roster of Den(s), boys names Recognize Dignitaries attending Add any special quotes, the 7 virtues and meanings, symbolic of the event.  Schedule of the Program

15 The ceremony is in essence a 'coming of age' ceremony symbolizing that Cub Scouts are now ready to become Boy Scouts. THE CEREMONY BRIDGING CEREMONY

16 Script Traditional script, though options to modify can be done and reviewed with OA in advance. Other scripts are on line; My.dmci.net

17 Order of the Arrow Tiwahe Lodge (Council) Don and Trevor Haub Kah-Shinni Chapter ( Kit Carson District)

18 Thank You for Coming


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