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Cub Scout Arrow of Light Requirements | Rank Adventures

Cub Scout Arrow of Light Requirements, AOL, Rank Adventures are designed for our oldest enrolled scouts to earn their AOL (or Arrow of Light) rank. Our Adventure CUBS manual includes guidance to complete the requisite core AOL Rank Adventures needed for your scout to earn the AOL rank. However, you can pick and choose to delve into the adventures individually.

An AOL is entering Fifth Grade in the fall.

What’s in the Arrow of Light Requirements Program?

  • Rank specific manual {optional, but good for groups working outside of the normal den structure}
  • Project material suggestions (excepting common household items)
  • Printables to help complete activities

Families & Dens can expect to have fun together working on projects while completing the following adventures:


If you complete the AOL CUBS | Rank Adventures your scout can:

  • Learn the history of the US Flag
  • Know your rights and duties as a citizen
  • Make a camping and hiking plan
  • Set up a tent
  • Tie a Bowline, Square Knot, Two Half Hitches, a Taut-line Hitch
  • Learn to whip and fuse a rope
  • Prepare to join a Scout Troop
  • Set up a patrol – including flag, emblem, and yell
  • Participate in a Service Project


The CUBS program is designed to be extremely easy to use. Materials are often items you have at home already or are easy and inexpensive to source. Each adventure begins with a list of materials you should acquire. Let’s take a look at some examples:

Intro | The adventure is introduced and the supplies are listed.

Printables | Any helpful printables are included or linked to a useful outside source.

Other Information | Some adventure requirements do not lend themselves to being “bagged.” We include relevant links to help these situations.

Need more help? Use the drop down menu or links above to see each adventure and see more detailed photographs of experiments and activities.


If you are using our program manual, at the beginning of each adventure are the requirements to complete the adventure and the corresponding number of paws to color in as you go along. You can use this to help you track and your scout’s achievements. Likewise, there is a place in the rank book to track completions.

When all the paws are colored in transfer the information to Scoutbook and your pack leadership can approve it remotely. Or, share it with your scout’s den or pack leader – per pack advancement procedures.

AOL - Arrow of Light Requirements for Cub Scout Rank

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