Re: Eagle Court of Honor?
keen jason matthew (jkeen@HUBCAP.CLEMSON.EDU)
Tue, 8 Nov 1994 18:08:04 -0500
On Tue, 8 Nov 1994, Bob Sargeant wrote:
> I notice in your message related to planning Eagle Courts of Honor, you
> state that it is a custom for parents to pay for invitations, postage, a cake
> and the like related to the Court of Honor. I ask "whose custom?" It surely
> was not the custom in my troop when I was a SM. The troop committee annually
> budgeted for these items and paid for them when each boy earned his eagle. I
> would hate to see a boy get less than he is due because he lacked parental
> support or because the parents may not be able to afford the cost.
I agree that a scout should not be punished for lack of parent interest,
but eagle courts oh Honor can become quite expensive, especially if the
parents are involved. Our troop has a policy of paying for $300 of the
COH. From that point, the parents must pay themselves if they want
something more elegant.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City