Eagle Court of Honor
Mary Lee Foley (MFOLEY@UTNET.UTOLEDO.EDU)
Fri, 6 May 1994 09:38:08 -0500
I need help getting an Eagle Court of Honor into shape. Having never
attended one, I would like some suggestions as to what should go on
during the Court of Honor.
Background on this particular one: the troop has varied in size over
the last few years. The current membership is about 15 registered: 4
just advanced from Webelos, two are brand new Scouts, and the 4 who
have attended regularly range from Tenderfoot to Star. The SPL is
our newest Eagle, with the last Eagle awarded several years ago,
before I was affiliated with the troop.
I heard through the grapevine that the last Eagle Court of Honor was
not much more than "here's your badge; now have some cake and go
home" and a couple of us decided that anyone who earns Eagle deserves
better. Having read this list for a few years, I have some ideas,
but I'm not sure about the ceremony itself.
Rick (the new Eagle) seemed surprised that the some people want to
help expand the ceremony and that the pack hopes to be involved.
About 5 minutes later, he was quite pleased and is going along with
everything we suggest! I don't want to mess it up.
What we have so far:
1. program begins at 5 PM on a Sunday
2. really nice flag ceremony
3. ** here's where I need the help *** Tentative sequence:
a. high school next door will probably provide a few
brass instruments for a patriotic song or two
b. presentation of Eagle badge (I presume the Scoutmaster
should do this)
c. congresswoman (or aide) will present flag
d. presentation of scrapbook with congratulatory letters
e. Marines have some kind of certificate to present
f. Rick wants to thank people for helping him; he wants
to be last so that he can invite people to eat
** I'd like someone to read/recite the poem Chris
submitted (It's Only a Pin) but don't know where
to put it.
** I've seen mention of other people speaking; also the
'Eagle charge'. What's that and who else might speak?
4. Pack is supplying a pot-luck dinner
(special guests will not be asked to bring food)
5. Troop is providing a sheet cake for dessert
All comments and/or suggestions will be gratefully accepted. :-)
Mary Lee Foley firstname.lastname@example.org
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