(Source: Narragansett Council)
*Important update for completing the Arrow of Light requirements.*
The question has come up for those fifth grade dens working on Arrow of Light who have not visited a Troop or attended a Troop outing to function as a patrol, how do we complete these two requirements?
Two things to keep in mind, the standard of completion for Cub Scout advancement is "Do Your Best" so given the circumstances we want to look at the purpose behind the requirements. Remember that doing nothing is never doing your best.
Dens can visit a virtual Troop meeting to see the patrol method and youth leadership in action. Since the den can not attend a Troop camp out or outing the idea is for the den to attend the activity and function as a patrol. During this time a virtual den meeting where the den functions as a patrol can be done. Elect a patrol leader, pick a patrol name, play a virtual game together as a patrol. Plenty of opportunities to Do Your Best to meet the intention of the requirement.