Arrow of Light Den Meeting Plans

The Arrow of Light Award is the pinnacle of a Cub Scout’s career and is the only Cub Scout award or insignia that may be worn on the Boy Scout uniform. Boys who achieve this award and the leaders and family members who help can be very proud of the these Cub Scouts’ accomplishments.

For the leader, the keys to the Arrow of Light Award are to:

  • Know the Arrow of Light requirements.
  • Plan ahead for activity badges and activities to be done with Boy Scouts.
  • Get to know your local Scoutmaster(s).

Remember, your goal includes bridging your Webelos Scouts to Boy Scouts!

Den meeting plans are developed around a Scouting program year that is presumed to begin in early September and continue through May, at which time Cub Scouts would become involved in summertime Scouting activities. The Arrow of Light den meeting plans outlined below offer one way of earning the Arrow of Light. If you as a den leader modify the order/badges, make sure requirements will still be met..

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Den Meeting No.Arrow of Light Den Meeting PlansRank Requirements and Electives CoveredDownload
1Family Member Do: Family Member 8 and 9, Arrow of Light 2 and 7
HA*: Family Member 2–6, 9. Review Aquanaut chapter
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2 Aquanaut Verify: Family Member 2, 3, 5, 6
Do: Aquanaut 1–5, 8 (Swimming belt loop)
HA: Family Member 4, 9. Review Outdoorsman chapter
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3 Outdoorsman Do: Outdoorsman 1, 2, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11
HA: Family Member 4, 9, Review Sportsman chapter
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4 Sportsman Verify: Family Member 4 & 9
Do: Sportsman 1–4 (Ultimate belt loop)
HA: Review Scientist chapter
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5 Scientist Do: Scientist 1–7, 9, 11, 12 (Science belt loop).
HA: Review Scientist chapter
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6 Scientist and Arrow of Light Do: Scientist 1–7, 9, 11, 12 (Science belt loop). Arrow of Light 2, 5, 7
HA: Review Readyman chapter
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7 Readyman Do: Readyman 1–3, 11, 13
HA: Review Readyman chapter. Readyman 3, 11
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8 Readyman Verify: Readyman 3, 11
Do: Readyman 4–7
HA: Review Readyman chapter
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9 Readyman Verify: All Readyman
Do: Readyman 4–7, 8
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10 Arrow of Light Do: Arrow of Light make up and ceremony preparation
HA: Handyman 1. Review Handyman chapter
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11 Handyman Do: Handyman 1, 2, 5 – 8, 10
HA: Review Sportsman chapter.
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12 Sportsman Do: Sportsman 4 (Soccer belt loop)
HA: Communicator 11–14.
Review Communicator chapter
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13 Communicator Verify: Communicator 11–14 (or alternatives)
Do: Communicator 3, 4, 6
HA: Review Sportsman chapter.
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14 Sportsman Do: Sportsman (Bicycling belt loop) PDF
15 Sportsman Do: Sportsman (Marbles belt loop) PDF