Re: Webelos Graduation Ceremonies
Don Izard (IZARD@UBVM.CC.BUFFALO.EDU)
Tue, 21 Nov 1995 15:08:39 EST
As a cub master, and latter a WEBELOS den leader, and father
or 2 scouts, my favorite WEBELOS cermonies were simple.
It was a cermony where you have a large arrow, made from wood,
like a 2x4, with seven candles. With a little more skill you
could make it look more like the real ARROW of light, and add
the arch/sun. You start in a almost dark room with ONLY
the spirit candle burning, and read the explanation of the
arrow of light, and the meaning of each of the seven rays.
I then would present an arrow to each webelos, with a attached
feather that would have his name, and the date of the ceremony.
The bage would go to his mom, to present to the scout, and the
card to his dad, to present to the scout.
I recently saw an electric version of the arrow, with
electric candels that we lit by some remote "magic".
I might add that you may be able to get some help
from you local Order of the Arrow chapter to help
present the arrows. It adds a nice touch to have
the arrows presented by a scout in indian dress.
Our chapter used to have a cermony all prepared.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City