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Arrow of Light Badge

Arrow of Light Badge Requirements


Requirements were REVISED effective September 1, 2018 and in 2020 and 2021.

To see the changes which were made, Click here.

For the previous requirements, Click here.


In conjunction with the introduction of Family Scouting for Cub Scouts (with separate Dens for Boys and Girls), new editions of the Cub Scout Handbooks were issued in September, 2018. The new editions also incorporated the advancement changes which were published on-line in November, 2016, then released in print form as an addendum to each Handbook.

In addition, the "Outdooorsman" Adventure (which had formerly been named "Camper") was renamed "Outdoor Adventurer".

In 2020, the Yo-Yo and Protect Yourself Rules preview adventures were introduced and the notes after requirement 4 were added, and in 2021 the Modular Design preview adventure was added..

In May, 2021, BSA announced that seven of the Webelos/Arrow of Light elective adventures will be retired on May 31, 2022.

  1. Be active in your Webelos den for at least six months since completing the fourth grade or for at least six months since becoming 10 years old.
  2. Complete each of the four required Adventures.
  3. In addition to the four required adventures listed above, complete at least one elective Adventure of your den's or family's choosing, for a total of at least five adventures.
  4. With your parent, guardian, or other caring adult complete the exercises in the pamphlet How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parent's Guide.
  5. Earn the Cyber Chip award for your age. (The Cyber Chip portion of this requirement may be waived by your parent or guardian if you do not have access to the internet.)

Arrow of Light Cub Scouts may also complete the Protect Yourself Rules, Yo-Yo, or Modular Design Preview Adventure for requirement 2.

The Cyber Chip requirement (5) may be replaced with earning the Protect Yourself Rules Adventure.
If Cub Scouts use the Protect Yourself Rules Adventure in place of the Cyber Chip requirement, the adventure can not be used as an elective for rank.


Checklist for use with these requirements: PDF Format DOCX Format
ZIP file of workbooks for use with all of the Webelos and Arrow of Light Adventures:  PDF Format DOCX Format



Page updated on: May 15, 2021



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