Here is the symbolism of the feathers and beads on the plaque. Open the attached files to the left in Word or .txt file format, add the scouts name, troop number, and ceremony date, and print and frame a copy for each scout
The Arrow of Light
Presented to Insert Name
On February 15th, 2004, by Pack 9999
This plaque has been awarded to you to honor your Scouting achievements. It symbolizes a great deal about you and the path of adventure that you have traveled.
There are twelve beads on the arrow shaft, which represent the twelve points of the Scout Law. There are two sets of green, khaki, and red beads - the colors of the Boy Scouts - they symbolize your transition into Boy Scouting. The two sets of red, white, and blue beads symbolize your role in becoming a good citizen - in the past as a Cub Scout and in the future as a Boy Scout.
There are three feathers hanging from the center of the arrow shaft representing the three parts of the Boy Scout Oath - duty to God and country, duty to others, and duty to self.
The arrowhead is a symbol of your integrity. As an arrowhead is meticulously crafted and carefully maintained, you must continue to build upon and preserve your integrity.
The shaft of the arrow was diligently crafted so that it would fly straight and true. It symbolizes the strength and character you have developed - and will continue to develop.
Now that you have attained the highest rank in Cub Scouting, we wish you success as you travel a new path - attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.
We know that you are capable of this achievement... and much more.