The Arrow of Light award is the highest available to Cub Scouts. It requires the Scout to have earned the Webelos Scout badge and eight additional activity badges including Fitness, Citizen, Outdoorsman, and Readyman. Scouts are also required to learn the Boy Scout Promise and the Scout Law, in addition he must visit one meeting and one activity of a Boy Scout Troop, in preparation for advancing to the Boy Scouts.
Earning the Arrow of Light will help earn many of the requirements for the lower ranks of the Boy Scouts. The Arrow of Light is the only Cub Scout award that can be worn on the Boy Scout uniform. Cub Scouts who earn the Arrow of Light are eligible to join a Boy Scout Troop prior to turning the normal required age of eleven.