Re: Unique Eagle COH
Chris Haggerty, Sierra Vista, Arizona (CHAGGERTY@ARIZBPA.BITNET)
Tue, 21 Sep 1993 06:56:00 MST
I have seen several Eagle Scout Courts of honor with up to six scouts at
once. (Usually not related, although two brothers getting Eagle at the same
time seems to be very common.) MY PERSONAL PREFERENCE IS THAT EACH EAGLE
SCOUT GETS HIS OWN EAGLE SCOUT COURT OF HONOR. It is after all an
individual effort (to the point where each has to show leadership to
others-not that they do all the work alone).
In some cases this is not pratical or the scouts want the joint Eagle (even
if against your better judgement, it is the scouts Court of honor, so honor
When you do multiple Eagle Courts of Honor, things start becomeing very
generic. You read only one copy of the President's Letter, but they all
received it. You cannot customize the trail to the Eagle since you would
have to do three versions. The guest speaker has to gear his speach to the
three (or ###) Eagles which cuts into his time to say something
significant about individual Eagles (I bet all three brothers have some
sizable differences in personality - I know I did from my three brothers).
On the plus size the costs for the family will be lower (one cake, etc) and
many multiple Eagle Courts of Honor end up being shorter because everything
is generic. I would however, encourage you to fit in some specifics on
each scout (other than reading their scouting history - that goes in the
program). Maybe a few minutes on each scout from the scoutmaster, minister,
or any person who may be appropiate, but do try to have individual comments
on each scout somewhere in the program.
Sierra Vista, Arizona
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