Arrow of Light (AoL) Trail

There are (5) Webelos Pins, (4) Arrow of light Pins and (18) Elective Pins for a total of 27 Pins. What better way to display their pins than on this neat plaque. The below website has tons of options for Arrow of Light scouts too. 

http://www.mvww.org/index.html
Pin Plaque
 
AoL Plaque

Webelos ColorsWebelos Adventure Pins are broken down into (3) types / shapes. Webelos I's which are now just called the Webelos Den, will work on Webelos Adventures Pins which are diamond shape. Webelos II's which are now called Arrow of Light Den, will work on Arrow of Light (AoL) Activity Pins which are arrow-shaped. Both Webelos and Arrow of Light Dens will need to complete a certain # of Elective Adventures. These pins are oval in shape and a monochrome color scheme. 

< < < <These Adventure Pins will be displayed on the Webelos Colors (shown on the  left).  

There are 18 Elective Adventures, your scout will need to do two (2) as a Webelos and three (3) as a Arrow of Light. He can not use Electives done as a Webelos for his Arrow of Light requirements. He must be a total of five (5) different electives.

There are (4) Core / Required Adventures in the Arrow of Light Rank program:
Click Link below for the PDF Worksheet @ US Scouting Service Project Website.
  1. Building a Better World
  2. Outdoorsman
  3. Duty to God in Action
  4. Scouting Adventure
Revised 2017-02
Building a Better World

Arrow of Light Adventure: Building a Better World


Complete Requirements 1-6.

  1. Explain the history of the United States flag. Show how to properly display the flag in public, and help lead a flag ceremony.
  2. Learn about and describe your rights and duties as a citizen, and explain what it means to be loyal to your country.
  3. Discuss in your Webelos den the term “rule of law,” and talk about how it applies to you in your everyday life.
  4. Meet with a government or community leader, and learn about his or her role in your community. Discuss with the leader an important issue facing your community.
  5. Show that you are an active leader by planning an activity for your den without your den leader’s help. Ask your den leader for approval first.
  6. Do at least one of these:
    1. Learn about Scouting in another part of the world. With the help of your parent, guardian, or den leader, pick one country where Scouting exists, and research its Scouting program.
    2. Set up an exhibit at a pack meeting to share information about the World Friendship Fund.
    3. Under the supervision of your parent, guardian, or den leader, connect with a Scout in another country during an event such as Jamboree on the Air or Jamboree on the Internet or by other means
    4. Learn about energy use in your community and in other parts of the world.
    5. Identify one energy problem in your community, and find out what has caused it.

Camper
Arrow of Light Adventure: Outdoorsman

Complete Option A or Option B.

  • Option A
    1. With the help of your den leader or family, plan and participate in a campout.
    2. On arrival at the campout, with your den and den leader or family, determine where to set up your tent. Demonstrate knowledge of what makes a good tent site and what makes a bad one. Set up your tent without help from an adult.
    3. Once your tents are set up, discuss with your den or family what actions you should take in the case of the following extreme weather events which could require you to evacuate:
      1. Severe rainstorm causing flooding
      2. Severe thunderstorm with lightning or tornadoes
      3. Fire, earthquake, or other disaster that will require evacuation. Discuss what you have done to minimize as much danger as possible.
    4. Show how to tie a bowline. Explain when this knot should be used and why. Teach it to another Scout who is not a Webelos Scout.
    5. Recite the Outdoor Code and the Leave No Trace Principles for Kids from memory. Talk about how you can demonstrate them while you are working on your Arrow of Light. After one outing, list the things you did to follow the Outdoor Code and Leave No Trace.
  • Option B
    1. With the help of your den leader or family, plan and participate in an outdoor activity.
    2. Discuss with your den or family what actions you should take in the case of the following extreme weather events:
      1. Severe rainstorm causing flooding
      2. Severe thunderstorm with lightning or tornadoes
      3. Fire, earthquake, or other disaster that will require evacuation. Discuss what you have done to minimize as much danger as possible.
    3. Show how to tie a bowline. Explain when this knot should be used and why. Teach it to another Scout who is not a Webelos Scout.
    4. Recite the Outdoor Code and the Leave No Trace Principles for Kids from memory. Talk about how you can demonstrate them while you are working on your Arrow of Light. After one outing, list the things you did to follow the Outdoor Code and Leave No Trace.

Duty to God
Arrow of Light Adventure: Duty to God in Action

Complete Requirements 1 and 2 plus at least two others of your choice.

  1. 1. Discuss with your parent, guardian, den leader, or other caring adult what it means to do your duty to God. Tell how you do your duty to God in your daily life.
  2. Under the direction of your parent, guardian, or religious or spiritual leader, do an act of service for someone in your family, neighborhood, or community. Talk about your service with your family. Tell your family how it related to doing your duty to God.
  3. Earn the religious emblem of your faith that is appropriate for your age, if you have not done so already.
  4. With your parent, guardian, or religious or spiritual leader, discuss and make a plan to do two things you think will help you better do your duty to God. Do these things for a month.
  5. Discuss with your family how the Scout Oath and Scout Law relate to your beliefs about duty to God.
  6. For at least a month, pray or reverently meditate each day as taught by your family or faith community.
Scouting Adventure

Arrow of Light Adventure: Scouting Adventure

Complete the following Requirements.

  1. Prepare yourself to become a Boy Scout by completing at least a-c below:
    • Repeat from memory the Scout Oath, Scout Law, Scout motto, and Scout slogan. In your own words, explain their meanings to your den leader, parent, or guardian.
    • Explain what Scout spirit is. Describe for your den leader, parent, or guardian some ways you have shown Scout spirit by conducting yourself according to the Scout Oath, Scout Law, Scout motto, and Scout slogan.
    • Give the Boy Scout sign, salute, and handshake. Explain when to use each.
    • Describe the First Class Scout badge, and tell what each part stands for. Explain the significance of the First Class Scout badge.
    • Repeat from memory the Pledge of Allegiance. In your own words, explain its meaning
  2. Visit a Boy Scout troop meeting with your parent or guardian and, if possible, with your den members and leaders. After the meeting, do the following:
    • Describe how the Scouts in the troop provide its leadership.
    • Describe the four steps of Boy Scout advancement.
    • Describe ranks in Boy Scouting and how they are earned.
    • Describe what merit badges are and how they are earned.
  3. Practice the patrol method in your den for one month by doing the following:
    • Explain the patrol method. Describe the types of patrols that might be part of a Boy Scout troop.
    • Hold an election to choose the patrol leader.
    • Develop a patrol name and emblem (if your den does not already have one), as well as a patrol flag and yell. Explain how a patrol name, emblem, flag, and yell create patrol spirit.
    • As a patrol, make plans to participate in a Boy Scout troop’s camp out or other outdoor activity.
  4. With your Webelos den leader, parent, or guardian, participate in a Boy Scout troop’s camp out or other outdoor activity. Use the patrol method while on the outing.
  5. Do the following:
    • Show how to tie a square knot, two half hitches, and a taut-line hitch. Explain how each knot is used.
    • Show the proper care of a rope by learning how to whip and fuse the ends of different kinds of rope.
  6. Demonstrate your knowledge of the pocketknife safety rules and the pocketknife pledge. If you have not already done so, earn your Whittling Chip card.

Note to Parents
  1. Your Den Leader will track the Den Activities and record them in Scoutbook.
  2. You should use the Scout Handbook to track each of the Adventures done at home.  There are places to "Sign Off" on each activity in the handbook. 
  3. Start a Scout Folder to store papers and projects as your scout completes them.
  4. Any activity that requires your scout to do something such as (make a list, draw a poster, record an activity etc.) needs to be show to the DL to receive credit for the item.
  5. Bring the Handbook (and folder) to a Den meeting to have your family activities recorded by the Den Leader.
Our Pack uses "Scoutbook" software to track the your scouts advancements.  This software is a "web app" and can be accessed from any device that gets an internet connection such as a smartphone, computer, laptop, tablet or iPad. You, as the parent, have access to view the items recorded for your scout. It is up to you to make sure what you have turned in and what was done in the den meeting was recorded correctly.
We also use Scoutbook to purchase appropriate badges and awards.  Make sure you are getting proper credit (by working with your Den Leader) and the recognition will come at each of the Pack Meetings.  Scoutbook will track your child's progress for as long as they are in the Pack.