|Project by USCJeff||posted 10-11-2015 05:11 AM||643 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
I’ve quite a few different versions of this project over the last few years. Each time I like to try and mix it up or add something to it to avoid the monotony of reproducing the same thing over and over. One of my Webelos is about to move up to Boy Scouts and will have earned the Arrow of Light award (he highest award a Cub can earn) in the next couple days.
For those unfamiliar, there is a whole lot of symbolism in scouting and this award is no different the actual arrow’s shaft is marked with certain colors and widths to represent different achievements the scout earned during his Cub career. I’ve painted it, glued embroidery floss around the shaft, and finally have found a supplier that sells an adhesive vinyl kit colored and cut specifically for this award. The front hasn’t changed much. I use the same template I made a while back to create the yellow design. Router makes it pretty simple.
This time I wanted to personalize the award on the front and back. I used simple templates to paint the name on the front. I printed a fleur-de-lis pattern and used it to make a template to rout the design into the back. I added his last name using stencils like the front. Not much experience with inlay or routing recesses, but I was happy with it.
-- Jeff, South Carolina