Court of Honors
Hattrup Glen (3IM8HATTRUPG@VMS.CSD.MU.EDU)
Sun, 28 Aug 1994 15:50:32 -0500
It was recently requested that we all bombard the netwaves
with descriptions of traditional Court of Honors.
Personally, the best Court of Honors that I've been to have
been the non-treaditional ones. Here follows a couple of the
more interesting ones that I have been to.
The first that I would say takes the cake involved the Order
of the Arrow. At the time I was on the Ceremonial Team with my
lodge and one of our members had attained his Eagle. Everyone on
the Team dressed up in their own regalia and we had four members
use the actual team's costumes (you may have seen them, they were
#1 costume at the 92 NOAC). Anyone involved in the Court of Hoor
was dressed up and we followed a standard agenda for the rest of
Other interesting coh's that I've been to have usually
involved more than one person receiving their Eagle. The
receiving Scouts would collaborate for their presentations and
I've seen some highly unusual results.
For just standard coh's, my troop has sometimes planned
themes around the ceremony. We've done troop pot-luck dinners,
troop get-togethers, out at summer camp, after high-adventure
camps, and a couple of other different little things.
The only problem we've ever run into is when we do the same
thing over and over again. Variety is the spice of life and we
tried to apply it liberally to our programs.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City