Welcome to the Arrow Of Light Den

Den Number 8

Fifth Grade
       or 11-12 Yrs

Den Leader
       Stephanie Fletcher

Our Goals  Webelos is a 20 month program for 4th and 5th grade boys to prepare to join a Boy Scout troop while learning outdoor skills and participating in 20 different activity badges. A well-run group of Webelos is a gradual change from being an 'adult-run' den to being a 'boy-run' patrol ready to fit right into an adventurous scouting troop.

Summary | The Webelos program has two major milestones - the Webelos rank badge to be earned at the 4th grade level and the Arrow of Light to be earned at the 5th grade. The final part of Webelos is bridging over into a Boy Scout troop selected individually by the scout. 

Is your Fifth Grader thinking about Scouts?  
Then you probably have some questions...

Email den1@pack271.org and leave your phone number.  Den Leader's like to help parents too.

What the Arrow of Light are "Doing"... 
  • Th home stretch!!!! Den 8 has completed all the requirements for Bear!  I am proud of all the scouts for their efforts and devotion since September.We have accomplished a lot in the past 8 months and still have May and part of June to go :)Our last visit to the LEC was a great success and the scouts hopefully had fun and learned much about law enforcement.  Thanks to Mike Grunwell for helping set that event up.We have even spent some den time OUTSIDE finally!!!!!!!  We conducted an outdoor flag ceremony on our lashing flagpole, conducted a nature scavenger hunt, and burned some calories with some physical activities.I hope to see you all at the Pack meeting this Friday for ...
    Posted Apr 21, 2015, 4:51 AM by Vince Malanphy
  • Are we there yet??? Well Den 8, we have just completed the major milestone of earning our Whittling Chip cards! Congrats to all the scouts and parents on this great accomplishment.I am finally recovering from all the whipped cream in my face, and hair, and ears, and nose....well you get the idea.  Very proud of the popcorn sales our den had this last selling season.Our next areas of focus will be Law enforcement and wildlife, and also saving and spending well.  Once we have completed our rank requirements this month, we will work on STEM activities and hopefully some outdoor activities in April/May/June.Let's keep the momentum going!!!Joe
    Posted Mar 1, 2015, 1:29 PM by Vince Malanphy
  • Den 8 and Whittling Chip Den 8 is nearing completion of their "Whittling Chip" and I am proud of all the scouts for a job well done listening to instructions and being safe.Parents continue to remind your scouts of safe practices with their knives and we are on track for awarding the chips at the next pack meeting.Speaking of the next pack meeting, we will also be handing out the popcorn awards and recognizing one of our Bears for selling over $1000.00!Keep up the work at home and participation in the upcoming pack events help earn beads and arrow points towards the bear rank.ThanksJoe 
    Posted Feb 16, 2015, 5:21 AM by Vince Malanphy
  • Den 8 in 2015! Bears,Happy New Year!!!!  I hope that all of you had a great holiday period and spent lots of time with your family and friends.A new and exciting year is upon us and I look forward to us getting right back into it.  Our next den meeting is Tuesday, Jan 6 and we have many things to cover, so be on time :) (Including getting your Pine Wood Derby cars!)We ended this last year very well and some of our scouts are already on the verge of earning their Bear rank.  Let's keep the momentum going and finish this scouting year strong.Joe
    Posted Jan 2, 2015, 8:59 AM by Vince Malanphy
  • Den 8 Veterans Day Den 8,I wanted to thank all the veterans and their families in our pack for their service and hope that all of you had a great Veterans day today and did something special.I attended the Veterans Day ceremony at the memorial down town on Bentz St.  If you had not had a chance to go there, please do so and look around.The Bears continue to make good strides in the den and we have focused on this months theme of Citizenship for most of our activities.As we get into the holiday months, we have some neat pack activities coming up. Such as Caroling at Citizens nursing home and the Kris Kringle parade through downtown Frederick.
    Posted Nov 11, 2014, 1:15 PM by Vince Malanphy
  • Den 8 way ahead I wanted to give all the parents of Den 8 the clear path ahead for the den to get our progress beads completed.The link below takes you to the Bear rank program section where I have highlighted the achievements we have and will be working on towards Bear.  You will see things such as faith, family events, cooking, safety, and outdoor skills.https://sites.google.com/a/pack271.org/home/advancement/bear-trail?pli=1We only need to complete 12 of 24 achievements and most scouts are half way there already. The achievements that are completed, in addition to these, will be counted towards electives and arrow heads.I have chosen these achievements based on their fun factor ...
    Posted Nov 2, 2014, 1:10 PM by Vince Malanphy
  • Den 8 Spooktacular Update Den 8 has been moving forward with our path to Bear.  About 75% of our den has received their 2nd progress bead and already on their 3rd!We had two Bobcat ceremonies during our last pack meeting.  Congratulations to Hunter and Tyler for their hard work, and I look forward to Matt earning his in November.Kayden has joined our ranks for Den 8 and we will welcome him at our next den meeting and make him feel part of the bear family!Parents, I wanted to thank all of you for your time and effort to get your scouts to events and in uniform.  This is a challenge of your time and I appreciate it as much as your ...
    Posted Oct 29, 2014, 10:19 AM by Vince Malanphy
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What the entire Pack is "Doing" Together... 
  • Krispy Kreme 300 Challange  Are you ready to sell some donuts to help benefit pack 271!!???  Our goal this year is 300 dozen!! Once we hit 300 dozen, we get free donut delivery to ...
    Posted Apr 20, 2015, 6:07 PM by Cub Scout
  • Blue & Gold Banquet, April 9th, 2016 @ 5pm. Get your medals polished and your uniform pressed.  Blue and Gold is just around the corner. Pack 271 is turning 50 years old this year! Please attend Blue and Gold ...
    Posted Jan 3, 2016, 5:55 AM by LeMoyne Fletcher
  • Pack 271 Pinewood Derby will soon be here! THE PINEWOOD DERBY IS ON FOR SATURDAY JANUARY 30TH, 2016 AT 9:00AM!!!!! All cars must be checked in the night before  at the monthly pack meeting. Cars will be ...
    Posted Jan 3, 2016, 5:50 AM by LeMoyne Fletcher
  • Ski Liberty Tubing, February 18th, 2016...pick 2 hours between 4-10pm Pack 271 is going snow-tubing on Thursday, Feb 18 at Ski Liberty. Please consider joining us! Bring the flyer and release form with you which you will receive in ...
    Posted Jan 3, 2016, 6:02 AM by LeMoyne Fletcher
  • Pinewood Derby Workshop, January 9th, 2016 The Pinewood Derby Workshop will be held January 9th, 2016 at 9:00am in the Brook Hill United Methodist Church basement.  The basement door will be open and can be ...
    Posted Jan 3, 2016, 5:52 AM by LeMoyne Fletcher
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