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

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)

<p>We used the gel stain and it still bled a bit--using Scotch Blue &quot;Delicate Surfaces.&quot; It wasn't a significant amount but did require some razor blade trimming to remove. Used punched copper plates for the names/pack number. We also wrapped our arrows with embroidery thread instead of painting/taping. We used cup hooks to hold the arrows. Thank you for the instructable!</p>
<p>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!</p>
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.
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.

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