Eagle Court of Honor
Fred Rogers (fredrogers@VNET.IBM.COM)
Fri, 10 Sep 1993 06:48:30 EDT
On Thu, 9 Sep 1993 17:00:41 EDT, Sue Neilson <SNEILSN@AMERICAN.EDU> writes:
> Hi All -
> I'm on an "advancement high" these days as our troop (just starting its 3rd
> year of existance) will hold its first Eagle Court of Honor on the 19th.
> The Scout and his parents have asked some of the adult troop leaders to
> brainstorm with them tomorrow night to finalize plans for the Court. Our grou
> (which includes several Eagles) has virtually no experience in preparing Eagle
> courts. We all are aware of the precedent-setting nature of our first ECOH an
> want to create an inspirational and memorable occasion for *all* the scouts an
> their families, as well as the Eagle and his family.
> We've all been to Eagle courts before and have had some helpful literature fro
> our district for starters. But besides usual light box, Eagle charge, letters
> etc., the Scout and his parents want to add some special touches. For example
> at one point in the Court, all those present who worked with the Scout along
> Eagle trail will be asked to stand up. (Everyone will be surprised at how few
> in a large audience remain seated.)
> Does anyone out there have suggestions for other such things to include? (Don
> Mike? anyone else?) We'd sure appreciate your ideas!
> Sue Neilson
> Advancement Chair
> Troop 1916
> McLean, Va.
A variation on asking those who worked with the Scout along the Eagle
trail to stand has been used by a friend of mine. He first asks all
Eagle Scouts present to stand, then the parents of Eagle Scouts also to
stand, then other family of Eagle Scouts, then friends of Eagle Scouts,
and, finally, anyone who has supported an Eagle Scout. At this point,
almost everyone present will be standing and, as those still seated
think about it, they will probably stand also because everyone there is
showing support for an Eagle Scout by being present at his Court of
Honor. That is exactly the point which my friend goes on to make.
I would suggest that you check in Woods Wisdom for Eagle Court of Honor
ceremonies. There are several there which can be used as they are
written or can be personalized for the specific occasion.
Congratulations to the new Eagle Scout and to his family and friends.
District Advancement Chairman
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City