Re: Broken Arrow Ceremony
Kenneth De Vilbiss (K_E_DeVilbiss@MSN.COM)
Wed, 19 Feb 1997 20:47:07 UT
Could some of you describe how and when you'd use the Cub Scout Broken
Arrow ceremony? At Roundtable last night, they showed us an Arrow of
Light presentation where "the arrow is put back together". When do you do the
breaking and do you have some examples of the ceremonies used? It was
suggested that there are many ways to do this.
There are at least two different ceremonies out there. One is a graduation
from Bear to Webelos in which the boys are asked to try to break a bunched
group of arrows. Of course, they can't. The CM then removes one and breaks
it. He then compares their den to the bunch of arrows. Stick together and
you are strong, singly you may break. Then each boy and his parents are
presented with the 2 pieces of the broken arrow. The boy gets the pointed end
to aim for his goal and the parents get the feathered end to provide guidance.
When the boys earn arrow of light, the broken arrows are collected and
repaired, decorated to display their achievements and returned in the arrow of
light ceremony. I have a copy that I will post separately.
The other ceremony is a decorated arrow of the boy's Cub Scout achievements
that is broken at his AOL or Cross-Over to betoken the fact that he is no
longer a Cub, but a Boy Scout. That one I'll post later too.
Ellen De Vilbiss K_E_DeVilbiss@msn.com
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