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Arrow of Light Ceremony By Mike Lakin life. Its tip points the way: the The highest award in Cub way to success in all that you Scouts is earned by Webelos do. It is pointing to the right: that have been active par- a symbol that nothing should ticipants in their den and are be left undone; if it is within ready to join a Boy Scout your power to do it, see that it troop. Many of the require- is done. And lastly, this is the ments for the Arrow of Light symbol of the seven rays of are intended to familiarize the the sun, one for each day of scout with a local troop and the week; this is to remind you show him that crossing over that every day is a new day: a into a troop is the next step to day to Do Your Best in every- take in scouting. A scout that thing: A day to honor your earns his Arrow of Light patch God and Country, to do your has also completed nearly all Good Turn, a new chance to the requirements to earn the follow the Scout Law and to Scout badge in the troop so remember these words: On he has already begun his Boy My Honor. Scout trail. The last candle is lit. The At the opening of the cer- green candle symbolizes the emony, held at St. Thomas beginning of the path toward Aquinas Church, a whiteEagle as a Boy Scout. The candle is lit. boys are then no longer known Blindfolded Webelos are led as a Webelos Scout, but as a into the ceremony. Boy Scout. Blue paint is applied to each In preparation for their Webelos face representing the Arrow of Light Ceremony, the spirit of Cub Scouting. A blue scouts made their own - per- candle is lit. sonalized - symbolic arrows. White paint is applied to As each Scout crosses over each Webelos face represent- he is welcomed by Boy Scout : ing the Scout Law. A white Leafier Greg Ma~. Greg told candle is lit. the gathered Scouts that the Yellow paint is applied to Arrow of Light is the highest each Wehelos face represent- -rank in Cub Scouting and the ing the Arrow of Light. A only Cub Scout badge that yellow candle is lit. may be worn on the Boy Scout It is then explained that uniform. He congratulated the - The Arrow of Light has boys for earning the Arrow of an honored place. Its shaft is Light Award and becoming straight and narrow: just as Boy Scouts. is the path that you Scouts Times Photos should follow throughout your Did You Know - Firefighters in Tennessee a $75 fee. let a house burn because the owner failed to pay Dec. 17, 2011 Mt. Pulaski Times 500 S. Garden St. Mt. Pulaski MS. Discover the reasons our office has become a destination for quality orthodontic treatment in Central Illinois. Creating beautiful, healthy smiles for children and adults. 400 N. CHICAGO ST. LINCOLN Have power when the power goes out with our Guardian Standby Generators When the power goes out... and it will... You can depend on our Guardian Standby Generators for automatic back-up power Permanent Fully Automatic 24/7 Protection Better Than Portables Dave Bassett - John Wyss[ Mt. Pulaski lic. #058-12-1898 ] 7