Arrow of Light Ceremony May 2018
Scout Pack 88
Ceremony Table on Stage
with AOL awards and pins; AOL Ceremonial Board with the following
Blue – representing the
Spirit of Cub Scouting
Yellow – representing the
Arrow of Light Award
Green – Representing the
White – Representing the
Spirit of Scouting
Red – Representing the
journey through cub scouts
Red, Blue, yellow, green
and white face paint
Lighter / text
of Light; Scout Oath and Law - HP
AOL Cards, Badges, Pins :
Arrows - AOL parent to
Printed version of this
script - HP
Cubmaster – Jack
and their parents
Introduction, Cub Scouts
standing in dens, ask the parents of the AOL candidates to join their cub
scouts on stage (Henricus to warn them in advance); parents stand behind their cub
of Light Ceremony
Tonight you are going to
witness the most honored ceremony in Cub Scouting, the ARROW OF LIGHT Ceremony.
We ask for absolute silence throughout this Ceremony.
Hoi Yiu Solomon
Marcus Chu Hin
Eddie Jiaji Tang
Samuel CK Yung
Ee Tao Chen
Kwok Cheuk Yiu
Egbert Kam Hin Tse
Gabriel Thomas Woodard
Tonight is your final night
as a Cub Scout. Over the past years, you have grown as a Cub Scout,
learning new skills, meeting new friends, and having adventures here in
Shanghai and beyond. Tonight we celebrate your accomplishment, and look
forward to the challenges and adventures that await you.
PACK PLEASE STAND
(Henricus) escorts Boys and Parents earning AOL and their Parents to walk onto
Arrow of Light
HP: The Arrow of Light is much more difficult to
obtain than a belt loop, an Activity Pin or even one of the other rank patches.
To obtain this award, these scouts have met a number of requirements, including
completion of eight activity pins, participation in camps, hikes and Boy Scout
activities, the memorization of the Scout Oath and the Scout Law, and the
commitment to live by the principles. Arrow of Light will you please stand at
attention, salute your audience and recite the Scout Oath and Scout Law in unison.
Many moons ago, you entered
the Cub Pack. The first challenges you encountered were the challenges of the Bobcat
and the Tiger …TIGERS PLEASE STAND. As you met them on the plains, you learned what it means to be
a Cub, you learned the Law of the Pack, and the three words that would inspire
you to meet all other challenges:
All say together: Do Your Best.
Having started on the
upward path, you were then challenged by the Wolf ….WOLVES PLEASE STAND. Here you were met with twelve trials, harder than the Bobcat
tests, But with the cleverness of the wolf itself, you met them and continued
on your journey upward.
As you climbed, the trail
became darker and fainter, and you came upon the Bear …. BEARS PLEASE STAND. Again twelve challenges were presented before you. As you met
them, your knowledge grew and your spirit strengthened. It was this strength of
spirit, like the bear, that prompted you to move onward.
As you neared the summit,
you joined the Webelos … WEBELOS PLEASE STAND).
The time of your testing was at hand. In the Webelos clan you began to learn
about Scouting. Just as you learned the ways of the brave as a Bobcat, Tiger,
Wolf, and Bear, as a member of the Webelos you learned the ways of the warrior.
In time, you earned the
Webelos badge, blazing the rest of the trail on your own. Now at last you have
reached the summit and the end of this journey. Now it is time to
begin your crossing.
Parents, please blindfold
the candidates with their AOL Neckerchief.
AOL, do you trust your
parents to guide you on this final journey to receive your Arrow of Light
Cub Scouts: YES
As a Cub Scout, you have
been guided through the Cub Scout Trail with the help of many Akelas. Soon,
when you become a Boy Scout, you will find that, while there are still many
people willing to help, you take on more and more responsibility for blazing
your own trail to Eagle.
RED (Scout to light the candle, as Henricus reads)
The red candle has represented the journey these cub scouts have taken over
the last five years of cub scouting. It was tough at times but exciting
AOL: are you proud to wear
the color of red to represent your Cub Scout Journey?
Parents, please apply the red face paint, one stripe under each eye
BLUE (Scout to light the candle,
as Henricus reads)… photo of lighting of candle!
The Blue candle represents the ideals of Scouting, as embodied by the 12 points
of the Scout Law. Blue represents the spirit of Cub Scouting -- the spirit of
giving goodwill and doing your best.
AOL, as we light this blue
candle, do you promise to fulfill the Cub Scout Promise and the Cub Scout
motto, Do Your Best, when you receive the Arrow of Light badge?
Parents, your Webelos
Scouts have faithfully promised always to keep the spirit of Cub Scouting. As
their parents, do you also promise to continue to help your boy in his Scouting
Parents, please apply the blue paint
to the scouts face as a way to remind you of the promise you have made to
uphold the Scout promise and Scout Law for the rest of your life.
WHITE (Scout to light the candle,
as Henricus reads)
The white candle represents the Scout Law. Even though youth and
adult leaders will cheerfully show you the skills you need, it will be up to
you to live up to the 12 points of the Scout Law. Daily you will be faced with
decisions and, at times, the trail will seem most difficult to follow. Make
your choices by always remembering the Scout Law, and the lighting of this
Parents, please apply the white paint as a symbol of this
Parents, your Cub Scout’s
journey through Cub Scouts is now over. Please remove their AOL
neckerchief, as they prepare to begin their Boy Scout journey.
AOL, before this honor is
conferred upon you, I must see your devotion to the high ideals of Scouting.
Therefore, I ask you all now to face the audience, raise your right hand to the
Scout sign and repeat with me, the Scout Oath and Law.
BOYS RECITE SCOUT OATH and
LAW (facing the audience)
On my honor / I will do my best / to do my duty / to God
and my country / to obey the Scout Law / to help other people at all times / to
keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.
A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous,
Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean and Reverent
YELLOW (Scout to light the candle,
as Henricus reads)
The yellow candle stands for
the Arrow of Light. Within the tepees of many braves, the Arrow of Light has an
honored place. Its shaft is straight and narrow – like the path that you Scouts
should follow throughout your life. Its tip points the way -- the way to
success in all that you do. It is pointing to the right -- a symbol that
nothing should be left undone; if it is within your power to do it, see that it
is done. We light the yellow candle to represent the Arrow of light, the
very spirit of Cub Scouting.
To celebrate your
achievement, and remind you of the charge I give you, I proudly give you this
arrow. Display this arrow proudly, and never forget the meaning of the
arrow of light.
Jack – Cubmaster: Presentation
the arrows to the scouts.
The Arrow of Light has one
more very important element, the seven rays of the sun. These rays represent
the seven rays of the sun, one for each day of the week; this is to remind you
that every day is a new day -- a day to Do Your Best in everything:
• A day to honor your God and Country,
• to do your Good Turn,
• a new chance to follow the Scout Law
• and to remember these words: On My Honor
Do you promise to let the
light of these arrows shine forth from you
(answer YES) to set an example for others to follow in your footsteps
(answer YES), to set your eye on the Eagle and never waiver?
Parents, please apply the yellow paint
to show to the world this promise.
Jack, Cubmaster: Then I,
Akela, have the distinct honor to say to you: You are now full-fledged brothers
of the Arrow of Light!
Parents, I present to you,
this coveted award, The Arrow of Light, to be placed above your scout’s right
pocket. This is the only Cub Scout award that will remain with you on
your new Scout uniform, in a place of honor.
Scouts, please now present
your parents, your most trustworthy and loyal Akelas, with their own Arrow of
add the mother's pin to your boy, and have him pin it to his mother or father
I congratulate you on your
achievements. Having finished the work for which we were called to do, I now
depart this gathering of our pack. Before I go, I would remind you all to keep
Akela's spirit alive. Let it ignite a spark within each of you that will fan
into a fire as you grow.
We challenge all the
younger braves present to continue on your trails
and strive to reach the summit and the Arrow of Light.
Bridging to Scout Troop….