Re: USA: Eagle Scout Charge -Reply
hilding holroyd (blustone!pennies!hilding@UUNET.UU.NET)
Tue, 20 Dec 1994 11:51:11 EST
Jim Van Hecke writes:
> I guess I would rather see you change some other part of the ceremony to
> include your desired change rather that modify the Eagle Scout Charge. To
> me it is a traditional part of an Eagle Scout Court of Honor, and I have never
> known it to be modified.
Jim, thanks for your thoughts.
Yes, the Eagle Scout Charge IS part of the ceremony.
Let me explain more about what I desire regarding an Eagle Scout Charge. I had
sent my earlier message out very quickly just to get it out on the net.
I come from a family HEAVILY committed to Scouting. There has been someone
in the family registered in Scouts since 1910. In those years there
are now 4 generations of Eagles and my son is the 14th in the family.
I have also been to many other Eagle Courts of Honor. Sometimes there have
been other "Eagle Scout Charges" used that are not in the ceremonies part
of the Woods Wisdom. There really is nothing in the regulations that says
what specific things should be read at a ceremony. Frankly, there is nothing
that says that there MUST be an Eagle CofH. It is a custom (and a very good
one at that) whereby we recognise achievement.
The charges listed in Woods Wisdom are very good. I have used them before.
The ceremonies there are quite nice, too. I have used them (somewhat modified
though). What I am looking for is something that is meaningful to my son and
sometimes the stock ceremonies just do not fit the bill. The ceremony that we
are planning IS going to be a bit different. My mother is presenting the award.
She received the Golden Eaglet (GSA) in 1939 and is "the oldest living Eagle
in the family". She was quite shocked when I asked her to do this. It wasn't
even my own request. It was my son's. Of course, I highly approved. I am hoping
that more of my family will attend the CofH, but might not due to driving distance
during prime snow times. However, with my mom here, we will have 3 generations
represented. Can't have the fourth for my grandfather (Eagle 1915) died in the 40's.
So, I am not going to cut the charge out, just trying to get something that
will appeal a bit more to my son. After all, it us HIS day, no matter
what kind of time I am having planning the thing.
Sorry about the long explanations.
Hilding W. Holroyd Advancement Chairman, Tr 250
Lakewood, NJ Jersey Shore Council
Eagle Class '68 Japeechen Lodge (Brotherhood)
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