Re: Webelos II Arrow
Karen Lollman (lollma@ACC.WUACC.EDU)
Fri, 2 Dec 1994 22:12:16 -0600
I made a "target" rather than an arrow. The outer-most circle was
orange, signifying tigers, the next-smaller circle was the same color as
the "bobcat" badge background. Then going toward the middle, I used
"scarf colors" for each level, stopping with a red bulls eye for the
arrow of light. (Yes I know you can't very well do plaid <G>, so I just
chose one of the other colors in the scarf). I took the target to a
local "Kinko's" copy center and had them size it to 4 inches across and
make enough copies for each of the boys to have one.
Then I had them mount the targets on quarter inch "foam core" board. I
used an exacto knife to cut them out. I used "cocktail" toothpicks (aka
hors 'd ourve picks) to represent arrows. (They have cellophane
"ruffles" that look much like "flu flu" arrows). I stuck the pick into
the board with a dab of super glue to insure it stayed. I used the "red
ruffled" picks to represent ranks. I used the "yellow" ruffled picks to
represent the gold arrow point earned as a wolf, (in the "wolf" circle)
and "clear/white ruffled" picks to represent the silver arrow points
earned as a wolf. I did the same thing for the in the "bear" circle.
Then I used drapery "pleater hooks" with a "gold" finish as the stand.
This is difficult to explain without a picture, but I'll try. The
pleater hooks have 4 straight "legs" pointing downward in the same
direction, and one hook, pointing in the opposite direction. Pull the
two middle legs forward and spread them slightly to form an easel. The
"upward turned hook" punctures the bottom of the "target" to secure it to
the easel, and the target lays back against the easel.
On the back of each target, I put the boy's name, pack number and date,
along with his "history". Ranks - dates. (But not arrow points...not
Before the "awards" were given, the cub master spoke of how the boy's
were like "archers". As tigers, their accuracy wasn't very good, but
they had a lot of fun learning. As wolves and bears, they got lots of
practice, especially on arrow points. As webelos, they moved beyond
archery into a wider area, but once again their accuracy improved. And
finally, as Arrow of Light Candidates, they hit the bulls' eye. He went
on to say that Cub Scouting served them well while it prepared them for
Boy Scouting. The targets were offered as a reminder of all the hard
work they put in, and their ultimate achievement and success.
The kids really thought these were pretty neat. The cost was about $1.25
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City