Re: Eagle Court of Honor Help!
Michael F. Bowman (mfbowman@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Sat, 8 Jul 1995 00:30:48 -0400
Lisa and others attending Eagle Courts of Honor
All Scout uniforms should be welcome and considered appropriate. As to
civilian dress, that is dictated by the site and its customs - might call
the Scout's family or SM for advice on that one.
Eagle Courts of Honor can range from the simple to the incredible.
Depends on the Scout, his family, the unit, the chartered organization,
etc. The one common thing is that the biggest honor is the presentation
of the Eagle Rank - this is what the Scout is there for and probably all
that is on his mind about then. The fact that you are there and
supporting is all that counts. Gifts are not necessary, but can be a
nice extra for the special event. If I am attending an Eagle COH and
know the Scout and also know that the Troop is not giving him an Eagle
Backpatch, etc., I tend to give one later on not to detract from the
COH. But this is probably the exception. Most of the time the Scout
will recieve a number of congratulatory letters and momentos from civic
leaders and organizations, maybe a flag tht flew over the Capital, etc.
If the COH planners were really on the ball the Scout is likely to be
overwhelmed, as he should be. As to gifts, it really comes down to how
close you are to the Scout, but you shouldn't feel obligated.
Speaking only for myself in the Scouting Spirit, Michael F. Bowman
DDC-Training, GW Dist. Nat Capital Area Council mfbowman@CAPACCESS.ORG
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City