The Large White Candle
Posted On: 2009-11-18
EQUIPMENT: Cubmaster or Webelos Leader, narrator, Arrow of Light cut-out, one each of white, black, red, blue, and green dinner candles. Seven birthday size white candles.
TURN OUT THE LIGHTS AND LIGHT THE LARGE WHITE CANDLE.
CM or WL: (Standing behind the table) Will Webelos (name) and his parents please come forward.
NARRATOR: (Standing in back or out of sight) Tonight (name) you are about to receive the highest award in Cub Scouting, the Arrow of Light. Before this is bestowed upon you, let us, with the white candle representing the Spirit of Scouting to light our way, retrace the steps you have taken to earn this award. You joined our Pack in (date). In (date of Bobcat) as a member of Den #____ you, after demonstrating the necessary requirements, were awarded the Bobcat badge. (CM or WL light the black candle with the white one).
In (date of Wolf) after successfully completing your achievements, you took your second step and you were awarded your Wolf Badge. (CM or WL lights the red candle) While a Wolf, you were later awarded a gold and _____ silver arrows, showing your ability to go beyond the required. In (date of Bear) after hard work and determined efforts you took the step to the rank of Bear. (CM or WL lights the blue candle).
In (date of entry into Webelos den) you moved up the ladder into a Webelos den. All through your Cub Scouting, you were guided by the Arrow of Light with its seven rays representing the seven virtues of life: WISDOM, (CM or WL lights small white candle on the far left and then alternating from left to right, he lights one candle as each virtue is read), COURAGE, SELF CONTROL, JUSTICE, FAITH, HOPE, and LOVE.
Upon completing the rigid requirements for the Arrow of Light (CM or WL lights the green candle) we are extremely proud of you and your accomplishments. Throughout your Cub Scout career you were helped and advised by your parents. We will at this time present the Arrow of Light to them and we ask that they in turn award it to their son. (Present badge to parents) (As the parents present the badge to the boy) (name) as you proudly wear this symbol on your uniform as a Boy Scout, we, of Pack # ____, are confident that you will continue to live and be guided by the Arrow of Light.