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Really? So looking at the first Elective "It's a Secret." It has four parts - a,b,c,d. I thought if you completed 3 of the 4, you would count those 3 as going toward an arrow point (which takes 10 to get). Or are you saying that you have to complete all 4 parts to earn 1 step toward an arrow point because they are all part of 1 elective? I am correct that it takes 10 to earn an arrow point, right? So the question is, 10 tasks or 10 complete electives.

10 tasks ..each task IS an elective

Quoting DLNewbie:Really? So looking at the first Elective "It's a Secret." It has four parts - a,b,c,d. I thought if you completed 3 of the 4, you would count those 3 as going toward an arrow point (which takes 10 to get). Or are you saying that you have to complete all 4 parts to earn 1 step toward an arrow point because they are all part of 1 elective? I am correct that it takes 10 to earn an arrow point, right? So the question is, 10 tasks or 10 complete electives.

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Again, follow the instructions in the Wolf Handbook under Arrow Point Trail. It states -

"This arrow point tells you what to do (picture of a black filled-in arrow point)."

"Fill in this arrow point when you have done it (picture of an unfilled-in arrow point)."

"With your first 10 filled-in arrow points you can get your GOLD Arrow Point;"

"10 more gives you a SILVER Arrow Point;"

"and 10 more gives you another SILVER Arrow Point"

If you look at Elective group 1 - It's a Secret - you will see there is an unfilled-in arrow point shape after each Elective in the group (1a, 1b, 1c, 1d). If you fill-in (complete) each arrow point under Elective 1 you will have 4 filled-in arrow points toward your first 10 filled-in arrow points, and your GOLD Arrow Point.

The Arrow Point Trail Summary at the end of the Handbook shows the concept even more clearly.

Also, keep in mind that while the Scouts can work on Electives all year long, they can only RECEIVE their earned Arrow Points AFTER they have received their Rank Award.

It is not uncommon for a Scout to be presented the rank award for his level, and then presented with 1 Gold, and 1+ Silver Arrow Points directly after.

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- SammyJK

on Mar. 24, 2012 at 2:01 AM