Re: Court of Honour
Lew Orans (lporans@ONRAMP.NET)
Tue, 21 Nov 1995 22:10:44 -0600
David Wilson <Djh.Wilson@EE.QUB.AC.UK> wrote:
>As a UK Scout Leader for the last six years, and a Scout for a not
>inconsiderable number of years before that, I must confess that I have
>never heard of a Court of Honour in relation to UK Scouting; I had always
>thought that it was a purely American term. In my Troop, the situation
>referred to would indeed be dealt with at a PLC meeting. I'd be intrigued
>to hear what Derry Hamilton, who first brought the topic up, meant by it.
>Perhaps things are different across the North Channel...
Regarding the "Court of Honour" .... You will find it in both Scouting for
Boys (1908) and Aids to Scoutmastership (1919). B-P used the term in the
sense of what we former colonists refer to as the Patrol Leaders' Council.
Of course, it the States, it has come to designate an event staged for the
presentation of honors/recognition/advancement at the troop level.
Yours in Scouting
Sam Houston Area Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City