Today, we have the special privilege of witnessing the presentation of the highest award in Cub Scouting, the Arrow of Light. The Arrow of Light is a major achievement in the life of a Cub Scout. It is recognized as such by Boy Scouts of America and is one of only two awards in Cub Scouting that may be worn on the Boy Scout uniform.
It is with great pleasure that I read off the names of the Scouts who will be receiving the Arrow of Light tonight.
Will the following Scouts and their parents please come forward:
Before you stands the symbol of the Arrow of Light. Look upon it and think about what it represents:
- Its shaft is straight and true, just as is the path that you should follow throughout your life.
- The sun shedding its' light on all that we do. A reminder that we should be a light for those around us.
- And lastly, the symbol of the seven rays of the sun - one for each day of the week - to remind you that every day is a new day, a day to Do Your Best. A day to honor your God and your country, to do a Good Turn and a new day to follow the Scout Law.
(Call each boy forward individually)
You have worked and played hard in following the Cub Scout trail and have earned many honors. Now it is time to take your last step along the Cub Scout trail before you begin the adventures of Boy Scouting. Would you give the boy scout sign and repeat the boy scout oath:
On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law.
To help other people at all times:
To keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake and morally straight.
Now would you go to the Arrow of Light and light a candle where (Name of Asst. CM) will present you with your Arrow of Light badge and certificate. Then please return to your place in line.
(When all are done)
In Boy Scouts, when a Scout achieves the Rank of Eagle, the highest award in Scouting, a challenge is made to that Scout. Tonight, you have achieved Cub Scouting's highest award, the Arrow of Light, and I would like to issue a challenge to each of you. I challenge you to continue to live by the ideals that you have learned in Cub Scouting and to always Do Your Best in everything that you do throughout your life.