Re: Eagle Court of Honor?
Ben Parker (bparker@INTERACCESS.COM)
Sun, 6 Nov 1994 23:38:18 -0800
In our troop, we have a model form of Eagle COH that serves as an
outline of procedure. The boy and parents may follow it, or modify to
suit their taste.
Basically, our model (sent by email request) has a member of the
committee appointed to oversee each COH and work with parents to get
everything arranged. We suggest the type of speakers (representing the
Boy, his school or religious or service life and his Scouting career),
and include the 'Voice of the Eagle' and an Eagle Charge of
Responsibility (which comes from all other Eagle Scouts present). Our
SM will present to award to parents to have them pin award actually on
There is no _requirement_ that any particular person make the award, it
might be a UC or the SM or the parents or ...
Our underlying assumption is that our Troop is basically responsible for
the COH ceremony (as it is for all other award ceremonies), but allowing
room for alteration to suit any special desires of the Eagle and his
family. After all he has already done his project, he shouldn't have to
do another just to get the award presented.
Our COH's are often 2-4 months after packet arrival, to allow time for
all letters of congrats, etc. Of course frequently we start that
process even before the Board of Review (we've never had a boy fail the
BOR and feel pretty confident when he is ready that we can start some
long lead-time arrangements.)
Ben Parker (IL) email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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