Cub Scouts Earn ‘Arrow of Light’ Honors


Scout leaders were on hand to congratulate the scouts and a “socially” distanced photo op was provided for each scout and their family. Cub Scouts received a certificate and a symbolic arrow to mark their achievements.

The Scout Oath begins with “On my honor I will do my best.” On January 31, members of Palisades Cub Pack 223 were recognized for doing their best during a challenging year of scouting.

Fifteen Cub Scouts, all fifth graders, earned their Arrow of Light during a drive-through ceremony held on the grounds of St. Matthew’s.

The Arrow of Light is the highest award a youngster can earn in Cub Scouting. The seven rays of the Arrow of Light represent wisdom, courage, self-control, justice, faith, hope and love. It is the only award that Cub Scouts can wear on their Boy Scout uniform.

In order to earn this award, the Scouts, who started working towards it in first grade, must complete 11 different adventures and earn a badge.

For example, in the “Cast Iron Chef” adventure, the scout explores cooking. He/she is required to plan and cook a meal for their families.

In “First Responder” the scouts learn basic first aid and what to do in various emergencies. For this adventure, they also talk with a first responder.

Other adventure choices include Building A Better World, Duty to God & You, Duty to God in Action, Fix It, Game Design, Into the Woods, Outdoor Adventurer, Project Family, Scouting Adventure, Sports, Stronger Faster Higher and Webelos Walkabout

Many of these scouts will now move into Troop 223 as new Scouts.

This Cub Scout’s family came out to celebrate the youth’s accomplishment.


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