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Arrow of Light

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Project by firemedic posted 02-24-2015 12:14 AM 1136 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been Den Leader for my son’s cub scout den for the past three years. The boys, all 3 of them, have finally made it to the highest level of cub scouts earning their Arrow of Light. I wanted to make something special for them. The upper arrow is walnut with tiger maple inlay and a lacquer finish. The arrow hanging below was a kit purchased to represent the achievements they had earned throughout cub scouts. Now on to Boy Scouts.

-- Imagination is more important than knowledge. Albert Einstein





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Coel

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#1 posted 02-24-2015 12:47 AM

Beautifully done. Now you get to enjoy boy scouting. in a few words, try to get to Philmont

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#2 posted 02-24-2015 01:45 AM

Nice! All my sons got an arrow similar to this. No eagles, though. Philmont is considered the holy grail of the Scouting experience. I had a chance to go in the ‘90s, but turned it down, as I was working three jobs to make ends meet at the time.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#3 posted 02-24-2015 11:57 AM

Very nice! The boys and parents will be proud of those!

I was cubmaster and scoutmaster when my son went through scouts earning AOL and Eagle. As mentioned, enjoy the years while you can…they seem to drag on but once over you realize how fast they really fly by.

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#4 posted 02-24-2015 01:21 PM

Something they will cherish forever and hopefully inspire them to get eagle. Nice job

-- i love the smell of sawdust in the morning, it smells like victory. John

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#5 posted 02-24-2015 02:28 PM

This is a nice piece and well done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 02-24-2015 03:23 PM

Awesome Arrow of Light. Our boys just crossed over as well. I made them shadow boxes.

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#7 posted 02-24-2015 03:39 PM

Another right of passage for those boys, well done.
Nice Arrow of light, I love the Walnut and Maple contrast.

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#8 posted 02-25-2015 08:21 AM

Nice project. I hope it was the great motivation for them too in further activities.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 02-25-2015 04:17 PM

Nice job!

My oldest just finished his Arrow of Light merit badge and had his first Boy Scout meeting last night.

My youngest just started as a Tiger, only 4-1/2 years left.

This is my take on the Arrow of Light ceremony candle holder:

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/62058

-- Chris K

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#10 posted 02-25-2015 10:53 PM

Nice work – - My youngest last year we did the same arrows from nature-watch.

-- 'Political correctness is fascism pretending to be manners' ~George Carlin

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Coel

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#11 posted 02-26-2015 04:07 AM

Yeah I fundraiser a lot as a youth and managed Philmont a few times..

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#12 posted 03-01-2015 01:47 PM

Nice work from one scout to another. Currently my son is in second year of Boy Scouts. Nice that you used your talent to make them something they will cherish.

-- Do it with your heart in it.........

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#13 posted 03-01-2015 03:25 PM

I had 11 in my den and I sent each of them across the bridge with two things. A “golden” dollar to pay for the first year in the Troop and a red rose for their Moms so the boys could thank them for the support that they gave.

Thank you for your work to help make better men.

-- "Not skilled enough to wipe jam on toast!"

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