Arrow of Light
Pack 198 has two Arrow of Light dens - one for boys and one for girls. Our den leaders work together to plan fun and enriching activities for our Scouts to ensure they can earn their rank badge before the special bridging ceremony in December where Webelos (fifth grade) and Arrow of Light ranks will bridge to a Scouts BSA troop. Each fifth grade Webelo works together with their den leaders and other Webelos on adventures toward achieving this very special Arrow of Light rank.
The award is significant in the Scouting experience – so significant it is one of the only Cub Scout badges that can be worn on the Boy Scout uniform. There are Eagle Scouts out there still representing the Arrow of Light award alongside their Eagle Scout medals.
Earning the Arrow of Light Rank
To earn the Arrow of Light rank badge, a Cub Scout must complete the following requirements, working with your den or family:
Be active in your Webelos den for at least six months since completing the fourth grade or for at least six months since turning 10 years old.
Being active means having good attendance, paying your den dues, and working on den projects.
With your parent or guardian, complete the following:
- The exercises in the pamphlet entitled "How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parent's Guide"
- Earn the Cyber Chip award for your age.*
*If your family does not have Internet access at home AND you do not have ready Internet access at school or another public place or via a mobile device, the Cyber Chip portion of this requirement may be waived by your parent or adult partner.