Arrow Of Light plaques for Cubs

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Project by rctomps posted 498 days ago 1378 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I volunteered to make the plaques for 2 Cub Scout dens recently, there is a total of 16 boys so I made 18 for spares. Started with rough Poplar, cut, planed, sanded, routed and then 3 Coates of stain and and a coat of Arm R Seal. After that I applied the sun graphic that I had cut from adhesive vinyl at a sign shop. It was a time consuming project but a lot of fun. My 11 year old son is proud of them and I think they turned out well.

-- Rob

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#1 posted 498 days ago

That’s great! My son is 20 now and I was a scout leader from his Tiger den through becoming eagle when he was 16. For his den’s AOL, I made each an arrow from wooden dowels and we painted color coded stripes to depict the cub ranks and other achievements on them. My wife was big into scrap booking at the time and made each one a large framed scrap “page.”

Those boys (and their parents!) will cherish what you’ve made them. Keep it going and so you can do something special when the earn their eagle, too :)

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#2 posted 498 days ago

Looks good. I am the Pack 477 go to guy when they need a project done. Most times I have fun building the projects. Others it is a labor of love.

-- Chris K

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#3 posted 498 days ago

The ones I did I actually mounted an arrow onto a wooden plaque. I like your idea, too.

-- Brian T. - Exact science is not an exact science

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#4 posted 497 days ago

Yes the boys will be helping with the mounting of the arrows at the next meeting.

-- Rob

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#5 posted 495 days ago

That’s a great gesture for the cub scouts. Looks good and well made, the boys will treasure them.

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