Arrow of Light 7 Virtues Candy Bar Ceremony
Props: An Arrow, 7 Candy Bars—Twix, 3 Musketeers, Snickers, Skor, Milky Way, Peppermint Patty, Hershey’s Hugs
Tonight one of our Webelos Scouts has achieved the highest honor given in Cub Scouting, The Arrow of Light.
Will_______and his parents please come forward.
______tonight we honor your achievement and admonish you to remember the meaning of the Arrow of Light Award. Tonight you will receive an arrow, but before you can receive it you must know the seven virtues that are represented by the rays of the sun and the Arrow of Light Award.
This does not mean you are smarter than others, but that you will use what you know to become a better person. You will seek the Lord’s help in making choices.
You can learn to make a correct choice be-TWIX two things.
This does not mean that you have no fear of danger. It means that you will face danger in spite of fear. You will be valiant in standing up for the right.
3 MUSKETEERS- You can show courage like brave men in past times.
Orange- Self Control
This means that you will control yourself and understand that there is an appropriate time for everything: a time to work and a time to play, a time to learn and a time to teach.
SNICKERS_you know there is a time to laugh and a time to learn.
This means that you will be fair to all men. You will deal honestly with others and find no fault toward another because of the color of his skin or the beliefs in his heart.
Keeping a fair SKOR shows you respect the rights of others.
This means that you have a belief in God and you trust in things that you cannot see, but which you know are true. Y our faith is your compass in life.
When you look at all the stars in the MILKY WAY you can see what God has made and it builds your faith in Him.
This means that you hope for great things today and greater things tomorrow. You are willing to work to make your future become all you hope for.
You have hope for things that are MINT to be.
This means that you see love in all the world around you. You are loved by others and you love others and show that love through service.
HUGS represent our brother hood with mankind.
______now you are ready to receive your arrow. Remember that the shaft of the arrow is straight and true to remind you to be true to yourself and to God. The feathers on the arrow guide it in a straight course and should remind you to maintain a righteous course throughout your life. The arrow is blue to remind you of your days as a cub scout and the things you learned. The seven stripes represent the seven virtues of wisdom, courage, self control, justice, faith, hope and love. Applying these virtues will lead o happiness.