Arrow of Light Awards

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Project by Kevin posted 04-03-2016 11:33 PM 523 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

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

Awesome project and thanks for helping the Scouts out.

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

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

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

great project


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