The highest rank in Cub Scouting is Arrow of Light. It is awarded to a Webelos who has earned certain activity pins and has completed a myriad other requirements. It is the only rank from Cub Scouts that transitions with the scout to Boy Scouts and then on to adult leader uniforms. Some call it the Eagle of Cub Scouts.
I have been a Webelos leader for 2 years now and with the exception of one boy who just didn’t care at all about scouts and didn’t have parental support, all of the boys that have passed through my den have achieved their Arrow of Light. Most of them have earned it within a month or two of graduating out. One was 3 months from graduating.
A couple of weeks ago, Tiger earned his Arrow of Light. He will still be a Webelos until the end of February. He didn’t earn his arrow faster because he was my son. He earned it because he wanted to earn it as soon as he could. He is now on to earning the last 4 or 5 possible activity pins because he really wants to earn that Super Achiever patch for all 20 activity pins.
I am really proud of his efforts. Even as his leader, there is only so much I can do for him. I treated him just as I treated the rest of my boys. He had to work and he had to put in the effort to achieve his goals. He earned his Arrow of Light award with another boy in our den. The other boy was the first boy in about 3 or 4 years to earn the super achiever. I look forward to watching them both fly on in scouts.
The button blanket and mask were both made by a gentleman we go to church with. They are typical of the native attire for the area we live in.