established 2007



Webelos Arrow of Light

The Arrow of Light is the highest award that you can earn in the Cub Scout program and it is one of only two awards that may be worn on your the Boy Scout  uniform when you become a Boy Scout. (The only other item that may be carried over to the Boy Scout uniform is the Religious Emblem if you received that as a Cub Scout or Webelos Scout.)

The Arrow of Light patch (once earned) is worn on the Webelos Scout and/or Boy Scout Uniform at the bottom of the apex under the left pocket of the Scout uniform shirt.  This is a permanent award and may be sewn on the uniform.


Arrow of Light



  1. Be active in your Webelos den for 6 months since completing the fourth grade (or at least six months since becoming 10 years old) and earn the Webelos Badge (active means good attendance, active participations, etc.)

  2. Show that you know and understand the requirements to be a Boy Scout

    1. Repeat from memory and explain in your own words the Scout Oath or Promise and the 12 points of the Scout Law:

    2. Give and explain Scout Sign, Scout Salute, Scout Handclasp, Scout Motto, and Scout Slogan.

    3. Understand the significance of the Scout Badge. Know its parts and tell what each stands for.

    4. Tell how a Boy Scout uniform is different from a Webelos Scout uniform.

  3. Earn five more Webelos Activity Pins for a total of eight (three of these will already be done as the requirement to earn the Webelos Badge) The total of eight must include the Citizen Activity Pin, the Fitness Activity Pin, the Readyman Activity Pin, the Outdoorsman Activity Pin and one Activity Pin from Mental Skills Activity Group and one Activity Pin from the Technology Skills Activity Group.

  4. With your Webelos den, visit at least one Boy Scout troop meeting and one Boy Scout-oriented outdoor activity

  5. Participate in a Webelos Overnight campout or day hike

  1. After you have completed all five of the above requirements, and after a talk with your Webelos leader at the end of your 2nd year of Webelos

    1. Visit with your parent or guardian, a meeting of a Boy Scout Troop you think you might like to join. Talk to the Scoutmaster of the troop.

    2. Get and application to become a Boy Scout, fill it out and have your parent or guardian sign it

    3. Show the signed application to your Webelos leader and talk about your interest in becoming a Boy Scout.