RE: Webelos Badge -- what does it mean?
(no name) ((no email))
Tue, 13 Oct 1992 14:15:05 CDT
I've been wondering what does that corn cob mean too....(*short gigles*)
If you look really close (no, not THAT close; on second thought, look at
the WEBELOS Badge from a distance) and you will see that it looks somewhat
like the Scout Badge...that is, the "corn cob" in the center and the
"long lazy W" looks together like the Scout badge. That's the secret!
Seriously, you have come across (your son has actually) one of the BIG
BOO-BOOs of the current WEBELOS SCOUT program. When the requirements for
the Arrow of Light (which became the Arrow of Light in the late 60s; the
old name, as all of "old timers" remember (and as Trival Pursuit reminds
us) was the WEBELOS Badge) was upgraded to allow for another rank badge,
called the WEBELOS badge, the editors did not remember that this causes
big-time confusion when the requirement stated "Tell the significance of
the WEBELOS Badge". What they actually meant was to tell the significance
of the Arrow of Light.
(and nope, its not just the highest badge in Cub Scouting; something
that can be worn on the Scout or Explorer uniform either!)
"The seven rays all come from the sun and reminds Cub Scouts to continue
to "help other people" and to "do your best" as a Boy Scout. The arrow
long used as a directional device, reminds Cubs that they are to
continue on the road forward as Boy Scouts." That's what I can remember
without the benefit of reference material here.
Someone else please refresh my memories about the meaning of the Arrow
of Light. Am I close?? Too far?? In the next county?? hehehe
Gavin, please tell your son "good luck" from all of us and continue to
encourage him to "do his best" and to "help others" everyday!!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City