About the AoL Scouts Dens
Arrow of Light Den 1 is led by Mark Benoit and Kelly Benoit
Arrow of Light Den 2 is led by Mike McCann
Webelos covers two years of activity for the scouts, and so the rank is broken into Webelos and Arrow of Light Scouts (formerly known as Webelos II’s). Arrow of Light Scouts are boys, aged 10-11, and usually in 5th grade. The requirements for the Webelos badge and “Activity Badges” are somewhat at more difficult and challenging than those for Bear rank. If you are brand new to Scouting, your first goal will be to achieve your Bobcat rank, which you will learn about at your first Den Meeting. Scouts in this rank are focused on attaining the “Arrow of Light” award, which is the highest achievement in Cub Scouts; this award, if attained, is worn on the Boy Scout uniform as well as Adult Leader uniforms! Arrow of Light Scouts will transition to Boy Scouts at the Blue and Gold Banquet in February.
The Uniform and Supplies
You will need to buy a uniform for your boy as follows:
- Blue OR Tan Scout Shirt (buy slightly large so he can reuse it for a few years). See this guide for information on the Webelos Uniform.
- Blue OR Olive Belt (note that Belt Loops will only fit on the Blue Belt)
- Webelos Belt Buckle
- Webelos Hat (optional)
- Official Uniform Blue OR Olive Pants (optional)
- The numbers 106 patches
- World crest patch
- DEN 1, 2 or 3 patch
- Patrol Patch
- Mohegan Council shoulder patch
The den will provide each boy with the Webelos Handbook, neckerchief and slide at registration or the first Pack meeting. Any patches, medals or awards earned during the year will also be provided by the pack.
Our Pack meetings will be held monthly usually on Friday evenings from 7:00-8:30 downstairs in St. Mary’s Hall. Pack meetings include all our Cub Scouts – Tigers, Wolves, Bears, and Webelos along with their families.
Arrow of Light Achievements
After earning the Bobcat badge, a boy may earn the Webelos Badge and Arrow of Light Award. Along the way, 20 different Webelos Activity Pins are achievable. This is an excellent Achievements reference.