Cub Scouts earn Arrow of Light at annual ceremony
With their faces proud and paint covered, five boys received the Arrow of Light, Cub Scouting’s highest honor, at the Pack 39 annual Blue and Gold Banquet.
The boys were welcomed into Boy Scout Troop 39 during a ceremony that celebrated their accomplishments on March 4 in St. Patrick's hall.
“They’re an awesome, hard-working group of kids,” said their Den Leader Chris Moulding. “There’s a lot that goes into earning the Arrow of Light, it’s not given out lightly.”
Moulding’s son, Bryce, was among those honored.
“I’ve been looking forward to this!” said Bryce, who joined Pack 39 as a Tiger, the youngest age group in Scouting. “I can’t wait to get started on my merit badges.”
The Arrow of Light is the only badge earned as a Cub Scout that may be worn on the Boy Scout uniform. Saturday’s ceremony reflected the importance that the Scouts and leaders afford it.
With a candle lighting ceremony, face paint to represent the different values Scouts uphold and the presentation of wood Arrow of Lights for each boy, the night was a celebration of the Scouts’ past and future.
Boy Scouts from Troop 39 welcomed the Cubs into the group after they walked over a small bridge, which represented their “crossing over.”
The Arrow of Light is more difficult to earn than an activity badge or belt loop. To be eligible, a Scout must be active in a Webelos Den for at least six months and have earned the Webelos badge. He must know the requirements of becoming a Boy Scout including the oath, law, slogan and motto.