Arrow of Light Award

The Arrow of Light rank is for scouts who are in fifth grade or age eleven. To earn the rank of Arrow of Light, your scout will follow the adventures in the Webelos Handbook. Below is an outline of the material covered in the handbook.

To begin the path to the Arrow of Light Rank, a scout must first complete the Bobcat Rank. The Bobcat Rank is outlined at the beginning of every handbook in Cub Scouts. Once completed and reported to your Den Leader, the Bobcat Badge will be awarded at the next Monthly Pack Meeting. 

Note: Once a Bobcat, always a Bobcat... Once your scout earns the Bobcat Badge it can be skipped in other handbooks as they advance through the ranks.  

To earn the AoL award the scout must complete 4 Required Adventures, 1 Elective Adventure, exercises in the pamphlet How to Protect Your Children from Child Abuse: A Parent's Guide, and earn the Cyber Chip award for their age.

Arrow of Light Award - Required Adventures

The Cub Scout ranks are attained by each scout completing Adventures that are found in their handbook. The 4 required adventures for a Webelos scout to attain the Arrow of Light award are:
  1. Building a Better World
  2. Camper
  3. Duty to God in Action
  4. Scouting Adventure
  • Building a Better World
    • Learn the history of the US Flag, citizenship, laws, government, budgeting, and community issues
    • Camper
      • Plan a campout, demonstrate setting up a camp, discuss how to react to extreme weather you may encounter, plan and perform a campfire program, and practice conservation thru Outdoor Code and Leave No Trace Principles.
    • Duty to God in Action
      • Complete requirements to help further your Duty to God
    • Scouting Adventure
      • See your Webelos manual
    Web/AoL - Elective Adventures

    After completing the 5 required Webelos Adventures your scout will need to complete one of the Webelos Electives to fulfill the Adventures required to be awarded the Webelos Rank badge. The Webelos and AoL scouts use the same list of elective adventures, but require a different amount of elective adventures for the rank. After completing the 5 Webelos Required Adventures or 4 Arrow of Light (AoL) Required Adventures the Webelos Scout must also finish 1 elective adventures while the AoL scout must finish 1 elective adventures to complete the requirements for their rank. A scout can complete any number of elective requirements that they want and can work on electives at any time in the progress towards their rank badge, but they must complete at least the minimum for each rank. Listed below are the elective requirements available to the Webelos\Arrow of Light Scouts.
    • Adventures in Science
    • Aquanaut
    • Art Explosion
    • Aware and Care
    • Build it
    • Build My Own Hero
    • Castaway
    • Earth Rocks!
    • Engineer
    • Fix it
    • Game Design
    • Into the Wild
    • Into the Woods
    • Looking Back, Looking Forward
    • Maestro!
    • Moviemaking
    • Project Family
    • Sportsman
    NoteSome activities are done at home and signed off by the parent after the boy has completed the task. You can signoff the activity in the handbook or in Scoutbook, which should be shown to the Den Leader who then approves the progress in Scoutbook to track your scout's progress. You must report your scouts progress in a timely manner. 

    NoteThere are no performance requirements for completing tasks. Simply participating and doing one's best in an activity constitutes completion.

    Note to Parents
    1. Your Den Leader will track Adventure activity by each Scout.
    2. Some activities are done at home and signed off by the parent "Akela" after the boy has completed the task. 
    3. Use your handbook to learn about each of the Adventure activities and update Scoutbook to track the activities your scout completes.
    4. Start a Scout Folder to store papers and projects as your scout completes them.
    5. Bring the Handbook (and folder) to each Den meeting to have your activities recorded by the Den Leader.
    Our Pack uses the Scoutbook website to track the progress of your scout.  The Den Leaders have access to Scoutbook so make sure your child gets credit for completing activities.  We also use Scoutbook to purchase appropriate badges and awards.  Make sure your scout is getting proper credit (by working with your Den Leader) and the recognition will come at Pack Meetings.  Scoutbook will track your child's progress for as long as they are in the Pack.