A fifth grade boy or girl who is between 10 and 11 years old may become an Arrow of Light scout. The Arrow of Light is the last rank in Cub Scouts before graduating to Boy Scouts. A scout typically graduates to this rank after completing their Webelos requirements. If they are joining as a new Cub Scout, they must first earn their Bobcat badge, which is awarded to scouts when they first join and complete a small set of requirements.
Advancing from the Webelo level, scouts will find a familiar curriculum which reinforces some of the core aspects of scouting: community, friendship, loyalty, responsibility, confidence, and duty.
Your scout's den leader will coordinate with parents to develop den meeting plans and schedules with a clear path to working towards badge requirements. Parents are encouraged to play an active role in the scouting experience as well. Some ways parents can be involved include working with their son to complete and reinforce objectives at home, support den leaders by hosting meetings and assisting with presentations, volunteering for pack activities and projects, etc.
Den meeting plans for the Arrow of Light rank are available in the Arrow of Light Den Leader Guide, along with other tips and hints for running a fun Cub Scout program. Den Leader Guides are available for sale at the Woburn Scout Shop, or may be passed down from den leaders from previous years.
Arrow of Light Scouts work toward the Arrow of Light rank. The Arrow of Light rank is earned by participation and completion of seven adventures as described below.
YOUR DEN LEADERS
ARROW OF LIGHT EVENTS