|Project by USCJeff||posted 03-05-2015 01:17 PM||970 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
I have worked with the Boy Scouts at my church for several years and was asked a year or so ago to work with the Cub Scouts as the ages and # of boys changed the needs of adult volunteers. It’s been a fun change. The Webelos (10-12 yrs) are young enough to still be more interested than some of the older guys I had as a Scoutmaster. One of my Webelos is to be presented with the “Arrow of Light” award at a upcoming Pack Meeting. It’s currently the highest Cub Scout award. It takes a little bit more work beyond the Webelos Rank Badge, but is more easily earned than The BSA’s Eagle Award. They are similar, however.
I’ve made the arrow several times now, but the plaque was a first. I more or less made a poster-board template of the yellow sun rays and arrow design. I used that to make a more durable hard board template that allowed most of the design to be easily done with a band/scroll saw and a router with a guide bushing. Glued the 1/2” design to a pre-painted board and installed two brass cup hooks to hold the real arrow. There’s standard wall mounting hardware on the back.
I did learn a great tip on the arrows if anyone ever makes one for a cub. Painting the shaft, which represents the Cub’s career, is a pain to make look right. Use embroidery floss wrapped around the shaft and a little white glue. Looks better and is much easier to work with.
-- Jeff, South Carolina