Scouting Spirit Arrow of Light Ceremony
This Ceremony is meant for Webelos scouts.
candles - white, blue, yellow, green.
Arrow of Light patches
have the candles arranged - white, blue, yellow, green.
Leader lights the white candle to begin the ceremony.
Akela: Will the following Webelos Scouts come forward with their parents.
(Read names and wait)
Akela: These Webelos have fulfilled the requirements for the Arrow of Light Award, the highest recognition in Cub Scouting. They have also visited a Boy Scout troop and talked with the Scoutmaster.
Akela: This white candle represents the spirit of Scouting. This spirit burns inside every scout and it's flame is what keeps the Scouting movement alive.
Akela: Before you is a blue candle that represents the spirit of Cub Scouting - that spirit of giving goodwill and doing your best.
Do you promise to continue to fulfill the Cub Scout Promise and the Cub Scout motto, "Do Your Best", even after you receive your Arrow of Light award?
Webelos Scouts: We do.
Akela: These Webelos Scouts have faithfully promised always to keep alive the spirit of Cub Scouting. Please work together as a team to light the blue Cub Scouting Spirit candle.
(Wait as they light the candle.)
Akela: As their parents, do you also promise to continue to help your boy in his Scouting adventures?
Parents: We do.
Akela: Since you scouts have met the requirements to earn the Arrow of Light award, it is my honor to give your parent your badge.
I would like each of you parents to pin the badge to the center of the left pocket flap on the Webelos uniform.
(Hand out badges and continue as they are being pinned on...)
Akela: This Arrow of Light award is the only Cub Scout recognition that can be later worn on the Boy Scout uniform. It is such a noteworthy accomplishment that adult scouters who earned it as a boy can even wear a square knot emblem on their scouting uniform.
Akela: Now that you each have your Arrow of Light pinned in place, you may light the yellow candle to show your brighter, bolder scouting spirit that you will continue to grow.
(Scouts light yellow candle.)
Akela: It is a great honor for me to greet you who have earned the Arrow of Light Award.
(Give out certificates and give Cub Scout handshake.)
Akela: Notice that we are leaving the green candle unlit becasue it represents a Boy Scout. This is to remind you Webelos Scouts of something yet to be enjoyed, a grand adventure that will open to you very soon. Good luck and success to you and your family in your future Scouting career.
Pack, please join me in congratulating these fine scouts!