The Final Rank
Posted On: 2021-05-29
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Arrow of Light badges with a safety pin, a picture of or wooden symbol of the Arrow of Light, one piece of rope about 3 feet long for each boy receiving the Arrow of Light rank, Career Arrows (directions found in the Staging Den and Pack Ceremony book).
ASSISTANT CUBMASTER: Will the following Cub Scouts and their parents please join me on the stage (call out each boy individually).
CUBMASTER: Our Cub Scouts are guided to Cub Scouting's highest rank by the Arrow of Light. The seven rays of the Arrow of Light represent wisdom, courage, self-control, justice, faith, hope, and love. These boys have proven themselves worthy of this rank. The Arrow of Light is important. It's the only Cub Scout badge that can be worn on the Boy Scout uniform. But, more important than the badge itself, is what you have learned, the work you have done to help others, and the fun you have had earning it.
Parents, we place in your hand the final rank in Cub Scouting which your son has worked hard to achieve. Please pin the Arrow of Light to your sons' right pocket below his other ranks (after the parents have pinned the rank on the pocket) Parents please be seated.
Boys, please tie the end of your rope to the boys' rope to your right to form a circle. This circle represents the circle to brotherhood, which is Scouting. Will the first-year Webelos Scouts from den _____ please come forward and stand inside the circle.
Congratulations second-year Webelos, you have now completed your journey in our pack. As you continue on your journey, please strive to serve as the shining example that your Arrow of Light represents. As we call your name, please hand the rope to the first-year Webelos across from you and accept a token of your den leaders' well wishes and love.
These are career arrows made special by your den leader that shows your achievements during your years in the pack.
First-year Webelos, when the second-year Webelos cross over to Boy Scouts, you will then be the oldest boys in our Pack ... the youth leaders of our organization. May you serve our pack well.