scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: Arrow of Light Ceremony
Mark Elias (Mark.Elias@AIT5.AMERITECH.COM
Sat Nov 06 1999 - 17:01:30 CST
> 4. You could make something special to give to the boys. Anybody with a
> good idea for this, I would be eternally grateful.
When it was time for my Webelos den to graduate, I presented them with arrow
plaques. There are a number of variations on this general idea, some more costly
in money or time than others. In my case, I took actual arrows and painted rings
on the arrows showing each Cub Scouts progress, using different colors each for
Tigers, Wolves, Bears, and Webelos badges, Arrow points, and Activity Badges.
The hardest problem was setting up each arrow based on what each boy earned. A
jig with layout marks really helped. I then mounted each on a piece of wood that
had been stained and varnished. I added the Pack numbers and an Arrow of Light
badge above and below and a hanger on the back.
If you don't mind spending some serious dollars, I have seen a variation where
the pack number is centered on a piece of wood shaped like a shield. You then
get mother's pins for each of the ranks and extra Webelos activity and Sports &
Acedemic pins that each boy has earned and mounting them on the plague.
These and other ideas were presented at Pow Wows I attended. Check some old Pow
Wow books for more ideas on Webelos - Scout transition gifts & presentations.
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