Arrow of Light ceremony needed
Fred Rogers (fredrogers@VNET.IBM.COM)
Tue, 23 Feb 1993 07:40:55 EST
*** Reply to note of 02/22/93 07:49
"Joseph M. Kuchan" <kuchan@WHITEFISH.RTSG.MOT.COM> writes:
> I'm looking for a nice AOL ceremony. We have
>a nice, large ceremonial candelabra with the Arrow of Light emblazoned on it
>that we can use to support the ceremony, but I need a good script. Does anyone
>have a favorite ceremony that they would offer?
Saturday night I took part in an Arrow of Light ceremony. The ceremony
itself was a standard one straight from the book. As Scoutmaster of
the troop the boys will be moving into, I was invited to be a part of
the ceremony. I wrote and delivered the following speech to the boys
being recognized. Feel free to use and/or adapt it to your needs.
----------------- beginning of speech ---------------------------------
The Arrow of Light is a significant achievement. It is recognized as
such by the Boy Scouts of America. When you become a Boy Scout, you
continue to wear the Arrow of Light on your uniform. When you become
an adult leader, you wear a square knot which represents the Arrow of
Light on your uniform. In view of that significance, I offer my
sincere congratulations to each of you.
In Boy Scouts, when we have an Eagle Court of Honor, a charge or
challenge is made to the new Eagle Scout. Tonight, I want to offer
such a challenge to each of you. You have achieved the highest rank in
Cub Scouts. You have shown what you are capable of doing. Soon you
will be ready to cross the bridge from the pack to the troop.
I challenge each of you to continue to live by the ideals you have
learned in Cub Scouts, especially the Cub Scout motto: "DO YOUR BEST".
I challenge each of you to continue your high level of achievement in
I challenge each of you to look at the Arrow of Light badge and think
about what it represents:
The sun shedding its light on all that we do. A reminder that you
should be a light for those around you.
The seven rays of the sun representing the seven days of the week.
A reminder that you should do your best every day.
The arrow which is symbolic of everything which is straight and
true. Just as you should be straight and true in your lives.
I challenge each of you to follow where that Arrow of Light points:
Forward on the trail of Boy Scout ranks.
Upward to higher challenges.
I challenge each of you to stand with me again one day, as a new Eagle
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City