Shelly sent in this question:
I’m trying to understand how to add up the electives so my son can get arrow points. Do you have to complete an entire elective to count as one point or does each part of an elective count?
There are 25 electives. Does that mean we can only max out at 25 points? Or could my son do, for example, elective 1b, 2c, 6e, etc and those each count as one elective point?
Arrow points can be confusing. Each part of an elective counts toward arrow points. So yes, 1b, 2c, 6e would each count for one. So he can do any 10 elective activities to earn his first arrow point. He can mix and match from any electives, so he could chose one activity from one elective, four from another, and five from a third.
Wolves must earn the Wolf badge before being presented with any arrow points. Similarly Bears must earn the Bear badge first. They may work on the activities in the Arrow Point Trail before earning the badges, but the arrow points are not received until after the badges are completed.
In addition, Bears can use the requirements from any achievements they did not do as part of the Bear badge. However, unused parts of achievements which were used to earn the Bear badge cannot be used toward arrow points. Clear as mud – right?
Wolves do not have the option to use requirements from achievements toward arrow points since all of their achievements were required for the Wolf badge.