Presentation on theme: "Arrow of Light What’s it all about. What we’ll cover….. Meaning of the Arrow of Light Ceremonies Program and scripts Order of the Arrow ( OA) Making of."— Presentation transcript:
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 ?
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……
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.
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
Create your own design Through on-Line SOURCES www.mvww.org www.aldercreekenterprises.com Acorn Awards.com http://woodwork4u.com/
San Diego Scout Shop 1207 Upas Street San Diego (Have ceremonial arrow kits $12.00 LOCATIONS AND suppliers
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.
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
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
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
Script Traditional script, though options to modify can be done and reviewed with OA in advance. Other scripts are on line; www.boyscouttrail.com My.dmci.net www.macscouter.com
Order of the Arrow Tiwahe Lodge (Council) Don and Trevor Haub Kah-Shinni Chapter ( Kit Carson District)