The Big Day went well
Fred Rogers (fredrogers@VNET.IBM.COM)
Thu, 11 May 1995 07:23:34 EDT
On Wed, 10 May 1995 10:48:06 -0400, Carol McLane <Carol.Mclane@COMMERCE.STATE.MI.US> writes:
> Sunday was the Big Day -- my son Matthew's Eagle Ceremony. It was a great
> day! Everything went according to plans -- The ceremony was outside, so I
Carol, congratulations to you and to Matthew. I wish I could have been
there. My family attends as many Eagle Courts of Honor as possible.
We feel that each one deserves to be recognized
> I had a couple
> of great Scout mom's that served and basically took care of the cake/punch
> and stuff. I can't tell you how much everyone helped out!
This is a point that I always try to emphasize with our troops locally.
Get people to help you so that the Eagle's mother can enjoy the
ceremony. I have seen too many mothers who spend the day in the
kitchen and serving the refreshments and end up missing out on the fun
and celebration. People are willing to help if you only give them the
> For anyone planning a Eagle Ceremony, I suggest writing a good script that
> contains staging instructions telling who moves where and when to do it.
Absolutely sound advice. When we start with a "canned" script, the
first thing I do is to change the generic names (like Scout 1 and Scout
2) to the specific names of the scouts who are filling the roles. The
more complete you can make it, the better.
Again, congratulations and best wishes to Matthew and his family.
Fred Rogers <email@example.com>
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City