Why isn't there an Arrow of Light den?

Arrow of Light is not a unique rank for 5th graders. Why are all dens for 4th and 5th graders called Webelos? It would be much easier to differentiate them. See this site:

Requirement 1 for Arrow of Light says

Be active in your Webelos den for at least six months since completing the fourth grade or for at least six months since becoming 10 years old. (Being active means having good attendance, paying your den dues, and working on den projects.)

There is no Arrow of Light Den. All Scouts working on Arrow of Light are in a Webelos den. Scoutbook allows you to name a Webelos den instead of just giving it a number. You could use Edit Den to change the name to Arrow of Light or the name the Scouts choose when working on the Scouting adventure.

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I actually can not believe this is still a thing.

Sure but for all intensive purposes they are different ranks. And our 5th grade AOL dens have a lower number than our 4th grade dens thus all reports, displays, etc. are out of sequence. Maybe not significant, but an inconvenience.

Harlan - we gave our second year webelos a unique name which made it easier to spot them.

There are no Arrow of Light dens, because the BSA Guide to Advancement ( Cub Scout Ranks) says:

“Cub Scout dens are named for the rank, other than Bobcat and Arrow of Light, that the members are working to achieve.”

You can Edit Den and name your 5th grade Webelos den anything you’d like. Webelos Scouts can also choose their own den name and patch (kind of like how Scouts BSA patrols choose their own patrol name and patch).

One of the first things I always did when my Webs started the second year of the program was tell them they weren’t a Cub Scout Den anymore, they were a WEBELOS PATROL. The first Web2 meeting of the year had them picking a patrol name and patch, designing a patrol flag and coming up with a patrol cheer. It was a great team-building activity for them, and helped make them feel like they were moving from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts.

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Yes. We do the same.