Eagle Court of Honor?
Greg Stewart (Greg33@AOL.COM)
Mon, 7 Nov 1994 00:16:02 -0500
Whose job is it to plan, conduct, etc the Eagle Scout Court of Honor?
In our troop, the parents of the boy and the boy himself have always decided
what sort of ceremony they were going to have, who was going to speak and
conduct, and when it was going to be.
The SM or Chair would then make sure it comes off, with a lot of support from
I have seen it conducted by the SM, the Chair, a Unit Commissioner, a
representative from the charter group, and the SPL.
I have been told that only a Unit Commissioner can actually award the badges,
which I feel is not correct either.
What has happened, as you might guess, is an Eagle has come along who has
absolutely no support from home. Since his parents are not taking a lead in
making decisions about the court, nothing is happening. The kit from
National arrived over 2 months ago and the court still is not scheduled. The
boy is very discouraged.
When I ask the SM about it, he points to the Committee Chair. The Committee
Chair points to the chartered organization and the boy himself. Nobody seems
to want to do it....which is a shame.
The boy has called me asking for help because I was his SM years ago.
So who should be held responsible? Whose job is it?
Eloika Lake, WA
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City