Arrow of Light Awards - NOT a participation trophy!

  • Advertise with us
Project by Kevin posted 04-03-2016 11:33 PM 5536 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made Arrow of Light awards for the boys in my son’s Cub Scout Den as they crossed over into becoming Boy Scouts.

For the arrows, I used 3/8” dowels, and bought needlepoint thread for each of badges they have earned over the last 5 years. Light blue and yellow for Bobcat Badge, orange & yellow for Tiger Badge, red and yellow of Wolf Badge, light green and yellow for Bear Badge, and dark blue & yellow for Webelos Badge. Hung gold and silver beads for the gold and silver arrowheads they earned by the corresponding badges. Arrows are connected to plaque with small piece of wood with 1/2” hole glued and pegged to the back. Almost forgot to put them on after I had attached the arrowhead and before I attached the feather fletching.

The wood is maple stained with Minwax Polyshades (American Chestnut). The blue and yellow stripes were dyed with TransTint.

Used 3/4×1/2 aluminum solid angle, screwed between the glued up boards and later slid on the belt loops.

Been working on these off and on for last two months as the Cub Scout Activities have been coming to a close. Hope the boys (and parents) look at them and see not just how proud they should be of themselves for earning all of these awards over the last 5 years, but how much my wife and I have enjoyed being their den leaders

Total cost was probably around $45 per

3 comments so far

View bruc101's profile


1504 posts in 4759 days

#1 posted 04-04-2016 04:24 AM

Awesome project and thanks for helping the Scouts out.

-- Bruce Free Plans & Calculators

View LJC's profile


5 posts in 1846 days

#2 posted 09-05-2016 04:55 AM

Nice project. What a nice way to display their hard work.

View GR8HUNTER's profile


8887 posts in 1930 days

#3 posted 09-05-2016 02:59 PM

great project

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics