We refer to our Fifth Grade, 10 and 11 year old, Webelos Scouts as Arrow of Light Candidates. Those fortunate enough to complete the requirements will earn The Arrow of Light Badge, which is the ONLY badge which transitions from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts. It further allows a scout eligibility to enter Boy Scouts early. Those Webelos Scouts who have not earned The Arrow of Light Badge and youth new to Scouting would otherwise have to wait until they have turned 11 years old (AND completed 5th grade) to join a Boy Scout Troop.
Arrow of Light Candidates are required to display citizenship, perform community service, demonstrate outdoorsmanship, and have an understanding of the basic operations of a Boy Scout Troop. Arrow of Light Candidates can choose from the same pool of electives as Webelos Scouts, except they must complete three electives, and must not be ones they have worked on during the previous year. These options include: scientific exploration, swimming, disability awareness, woodworking/metalworking, everyday hero recognition, basic shelter construction, geology, household repairs, game design, birding, forestry, timeline mapping, music appreciation, moviemaking, family duty responsibility, and sportsmanship.
Our Arrow of Light Den is currently in need of a Den Leader. If you are interested in helping your scout on their journey from Cub Scouts into Boy Scouts, please contact our Cubmaster, Ken Kasten, at firstname.lastname@example.org