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Picture of Arrow of Light Arrow and Plaque
I was the den leader for my son's Webelos den. There were 2 dens with Webelos IIs that just earned their Arrow of Light and crossed over to become a Boy Scouts. We wanted to put together a nice award to celebrate their achievement, but we didn't have a lot of money. What we designed was relatively simple and relatively cheap. We spent approx $15 per scout to create the below. 

Step 1: The Arrow

Picture of The Arrow
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We ordered arrows for each scout. The arrows had the flights attached, but no tip. We also ordered arrow head flints to go with the arrow and sinew for . The images I have here are from the vendor that I bought them from (http://www.3riversarchery.com/Index.asp)



 
fourpats1 year ago

I used this design for my den's crossover this month and they turned out really well. After a few attempts I discovered Minwax makes a gel stain that is thick enough that it doesn't bleed through. Only one coat of the hickory stain was needed. If you have access to a router I suggest beveling the edges as well...adds a nice touch. Thanks very much for the idea!

EagleZT2 years ago
This is a simple and cheap way to make a nice AoL award. How many coats of stain did you do? The first time I did this, I did three and it bled through real bad. I would recommend to those completing this 'ible to use painters tape with an anti-bleed through technology (scotch blue / frog tape). Works great and I got 2 nice coats on it.
alex00 (author)  EagleZT2 years ago
Thanks for the feedback. Our scouts were happy with them. I only put one coat on it and used masking tape. The walnut stain gave a great contrast with only one coat on pine. I did notice that if I did not press down firmly on the tape it would get under or find the gaps.