Blue & Gold Banquet Arrow Of Light #1
SETTING: Blue and Gold Banquet A large Arrow of Light (2ft by 5 ft - made out of wood) is on a table in front of the audience. The Awards Chairman, Cubmaster and Webelos Leader(s) are on either side of the table.
CUBMASTER: Ladies and gentlemen, tonight we gather on Lord Baden-Powell's birthday (Who's Baden-Powell you say, why the founder of scouting of course) to present to you Number Webelos Scouts. They have reached a milestone in their Cub Scout journey. They have been working for several years in the pack to earn this award tonight. The Arrow of Light is the highest award in Cub Scouting, and it is very symbolic. The Arrow of Light is the only Cub Scout award that can be carried over and worn on the Boy Scout uniform.
AWARDS CHAIRMAN: Before we award the Arrow of Light, let us take some time to understand it's meaning.
AWARDS CHAIRMAN: The Arrow is to remind us to continue to go straight on the pathway of Scouting and in Life.
AWARDS CHAIRMAN: The Arch is the sun rising at daybreak. Starting a new week in scouting and life.
AWARDS CHAIRMAN: There are Seven Rays in the Arrow of Light. They stand for the seven great virtues of life.
(On a log there are seven unlit yellow candles)
(As each ray is covered a candle is lit)
AWARDS CHAIRMAN: The FIRST RAY is WISDOM
WEBELOS DEN LEADER: Wisdom does not necessarily mean superior knowledge. It means putting to the right use, the knowledge that one possesses.
AWARDS CHAIRMAN: The SECOND RAY is COURAGE
WEBELOS DEN LEADER: Courage is not meeting danger without fear; it is being able to meet danger in spite of one's fear.
AWARDS CHAIRMAN: The THIRD RAY is SELF-CONTROL
WEBELOS DEN LEADER: Self control isn't limited to the control of one's temper but control of one's self in all things – emotional mental and physical.
AWARDS CHAIRMAN: The FOURTH RAY is JUSTICE
WEBELOS DEN LEADER: Justice is the practice of dealing fairly with others without prejudices.
AWARDS CHAIRMAN: The FIFTH RAY is FAITH
WEBELOS DEN LEADER: Faith is the conviction that something unproved by physical evidence is true.
AWARDS CHAIRMAN: The SIXTH RAY is HOPE
WEBELOS DEN LEADER: Hope means to expect with confidence. Always hope for better things to come.
AWARDS CHAIRMAN: The SEVENTH RAY is LOVE
WEBELOS DEN LEADER: There are many kinds of love - family, home, fellow man, country, God, all of which are necessary for a full life.
AWARDS CHAIRMAN: IF YOU LIVE BY THE SEVEN GREAT VIRTUES - YOU WILL BECOME A HAPPY
AND SUCCESSFUL INDIVIDUAL.
AWARDS CHAIRMAN: Putting all these together, we have the Arrow of Light. the highest award in Cub Scouting.
Tonight we have with us "? number" Webelos scouts in "? patrols" whom have completed the requirements and are ready to receive this prestigious award. Webelos Den/Patrol Leader(s) would you please assemble your Webelos scouts and their Parent(s) up front with us.
(Pause.. . .)
(While the The Webelos Scouts and their Parents)
(come up front)
(Assemble by patrol in alphabetical order)
AWARDS CHAIRMAN: Would Each Webelos Den Leader read the names of their candidates for the Arrow of Light Award
Webelos Den Leader #1: Read roll call of your Den (slowly)
Webelos Den Leader #2: Read roll call of your Den (slowly)
Webelos Den Leader #3: Read roll call of your Den (slowly)
(as each Scout's names are read)
(Awards Chairman Gives Arrow Of Light Patch to each Parent)
(AC Gives Arrow Of Light Mother's Pin to each Webelos Scout)
(Cubmaster prepares the Boy Scout Books)
Cubmaster: Webelos Scouts have fulfilled all requirements for the Arrow of Light Award. May it always be said of you, that you have reached the top of any ladder of achievement set before you. You will soon be going into Boy Scouts - there you will be tested again. May you ever be successful. It is an honor for me to recognize you Webelos Scouts and to present you with your Boy Scout Book.
(Cubmaster Presents Boy Scout Book to each scout)
AWARDS CHAIRMAN: Parents, since you were so instrumental in your son's reaching this goal, I would like to give you the honor and privilege of presenting your son with the last award, The Arrow of Light that he will receive as a Cub Scout.
(Parents Present Arrow of Light.)
AWARDS CHAIRMAN: Scouts, Your Arrow Of Light award also comes with a Mother's AOL pin. Please, now, give this to your parents so
they can wear it with Pride!!
(Webelos Presents Mother's Pin to Parent)
(Parent(s) hug boy)
Cubmaster: Boys wear the Arrow of Light with Pride - you have earned them well.
Cubmaster: Pack____, let me present to you our newest recipients of the arrow of light.