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Cub Scout Pack 3049
(Holland, Michigan)
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Boy Scout Motto:
Be Prepared

Scout Oath:
On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake, and morally straight.

Scout Law:
A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful,
Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient,
Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent

Den Leadership

Webelos II (Arrow of Light) Den Leader:
Asst. Den Leader:

About Arrow of Light Scouts

An Arrow of Light Scout is a boy in the 5th grade and whom most likely has been in Cub Scouts the previous year(s) but is just as welcome as a brand new Cub Scout. You will meet 1-2 times a month plus one PACK meeting each month and use the Webelos Den handbook to achieve the Arrow of Light Rank February of that school year before transitioning at your option to a Boy Scout Troop.  Boy Scouts is the next Scouting program for 6-12 grades where a Scout can earn the coveted Eagle Scout Award.

Please see your Webelos handbook (or 'Bobcat Badge' link at left) for the requirements for your first badge, the Bobcat Badge, which will teach you the basics of Cub Scouting and is the first badge earned by any Cub Scout if this is your first year in Cub Scouting.

Arrow of Light Den Schedule/Plans

All den meetings will be held 6:30-7:30p at Lakewood multi-purpose room (MPR)

The current plan is to hold regular den meetings on the following dates:
(reminder, these do not include the Pack events which are listed on the homepage)

den meetings to be held on 2nd/4th Thurs, 6:30-7:30, beginning Sept. 27

Feb 8 Arrow of Light Crossover Ceremony, on to the BSA!

Arrow of Light Badge (Webelos II) Requirements

The Arrow of Light Badge requirements consist simply of earning the 4 "core" Adventure awards shown below and 3 additional "elective" Adventures selected from an optional list of 18.  The specific requirements for the core 4 are listed below with an attached file below including all Arrow of Light requirements and electives.  These are of course also outlined with additional content in your Webelos Scout Handbook. 

These awards are metal pin devices that are displayed on the Scouts Webelos Colors.  Upon completion of these 7 Adventures, the Scout will have earned the highest award in Cub Scouting, the Arrow of Light badge (shown at the top of this page) to be worn on his new Boy Scout tan uniform.

1. Arrow of Light Adventure: Building a Better World

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 leader, and learn about his or her role in your community. Discuss with the leader an important issue facing your community.
5. Learn about your family’s expenses, and help brainstorm ways to save money. Plan and manage a budget.
6. Learn about energy use in your community and in other parts of our world.
7. Identify one energy problem in your community, and find out what has caused it.
8. With the assistance of your den leader or parent, participate in an event that would help lead others in recycling and conserving resources.
9. Show that you are an active leader by planning an activity without your den leader’s help.
10. Do one of these:
a. Learn about Scouting in another part of the world. With the help of your parent or your den leader, pick one country where Scouting exists, and research its Scouting program.
b. Set up an exhibit at a pack meeting to share information about the World Friendship Fund.
c. Find a brother den in another country.
d. 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.

2. Arrow of Light Adventure: Camper

Do all of these:
1. With the help of your den leader or family, plan and conduct a campout. If your chartered organization does not permit Cub Scout camping, you may substitute a family campout or a daylong outdoor activity with your den or pack.
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 what actions you should take in the case of the following extreme weather events which could require you to evacuate:
a. Severe rainstorm causing flooding
b. Severe thunderstorm with lightning or tornadoes
c. Fire, earthquake, or other disaster that will require evacuation. Discuss what you have done to minimize as much danger as possible.
4. On a pack campout, work with your den leader or another adult to plan a campfire program with the other dens. Your campfire program should include an impressive opening, songs, skits, a Cubmaster’s minute, and an inspirational closing ceremony.
5. Show how to tie a bowline. Explain when the knot should be used and why. Teach it to another Scout who is not a Webelos Scout.
6. Go on a geocaching adventure with your den or family. Show how you used a GPS unit or a smartphone with a GPS application to locate a geocache.
7. 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.

3. Arrow of Light Adventure: Duty to God in Action [Pin is under development.

Do either requirement 1 OR requirement 2:
1. Earn the religious emblem of your faith for Webelos Scouts, if you have not already done so.
2. Do requirement 2a and any two from requirements 2b–2e:
a. 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.
b. Discuss with your family how the Scout Oath and Scout Law relate to your beliefs about duty to God.
c. For at least a month, pray or reverently meditate each day as taught by your family or faith community.
d. Read at least two accounts of people in history who have done their duty to God. (This can include family members and ancestors.) List their names and how they showed their duty to God.
e. 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 and your Webelos den leader. Tell your family, den, or den leader how it related to doing your duty to God.

4. Arrow of Light Adventure: Scouting Adventure

Do all of these:
1. Prepare yourself to become a Boy Scout by completing all of the items below:
a. Repeat from memory the Scout Oath, Scout Law, Scout motto, and Scout slogan. In your own words, explain the meaning of each to your den leader,
parent, or guardian.
b. Explain what Scout spirit is. Describe for your den leader, parent, or guardian some ways you have shown Scout spirit by practicing the Scout Oath, Scout Law, Scout motto, and Scout slogan.
c. Give the Boy Scout sign, salute, and handshake. Explain when they should be used.
d. Describe the First Class Scout badge, and tell what each part stands for. Explain the significance of the First Class Scout badge.
e. Repeat from memory the Outdoor Code. In your own words, explain what the Outdoor Code means to you.
2. Visit a Boy Scout troop meeting with your den members, leaders, and parent or guardian. After the meeting, do the following:
a. Describe how the Scouts in the troop provide its leadership.
b. Describe the four steps of Boy Scout advancement.
c. Describe ranks in Boy Scouting and how they are earned.
d. 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:
a. Explain the patrol method. Describe the types of patrols that might be part of a Boy Scout troop.
b. Hold an election to choose the patrol leader.
c. 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.
d. As a patrol, make plans with a troop to participate in a Boy Scout troop’s campout or other outdoor activity.
4. With your Webelos den leader, parent, or guardian, participate in a Boy Scout troop’s campout or other outdoor activity. Use the patrol method while on the outing.
5. Do the following:
a. Show how to tie a square knot, two half hitches, and a taut-line hitch. Explain how each knot is used.
b. 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. Earn your Whittling Chip card if you have not already done so.
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4 Program requirements-WEBELOS - AOL.pdf Complete WEBELOS I-II Program Requirements  

Planning for BSA!!....

Here is a starting point in the quest for graduation into a Boy Scout Troop that is right for you.  Review websites, visit meetings, talk to people associated with the area Troops to learn more!  Your den leader will certainly be a part of helping you with this transition!

BSA Troop 43 chartered by Beechwood Church, Holland

BSA Troop 316 chartered by Without Walls Vineyard Church (@WOW Center), Holland

BSA Troop 147 chartered by First Presbyterian Church, Holland
Troop Website link-none

BSA Troop 157 chartered by Calvery Reformed Church, Holland Heights