Re: New Eagle Scout
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Fri, 8 Mar 1996 20:22:50 -0600
Bob McGwier wrote:
>My sincerest congratulations to your BUT . . .
>There is no way I can adequately state in an email message my >vehement
disapproval of "sharing Eagle courts of honor". It >should be a completely
That *really* depends on the Eagles involved, Bob. In '80, I
presided over a "double Eagle" ceremony in my hometown, Fort Knox.
The two Eagle Scouts, Robert Frisch and Donald Roberts (the son of my old
Scoutmaster) grew up together, living in the same military
housing "project" (Oakland Terrace) for five years (used to be
very unusual of in military circles; nowadays, its a common practice); went
to the same elementary, middle and high schools; were both members of the
SAME DEN in the SAME PACK (204), graduated together into DIFFERENT TROOPS
(Bobby's father worked at the hospital, which had a really large and
well-supported Troop (127); Donald was a member of my old Troop (801) where
his father -and I -were members of the Troop's Committee.); and became OA
members in the same year, although participated in different Ordeal
ceremonies in '78.
They chose to have their Eagle Courts of Honor *together*, and to
hold it where they first started to play together: the old Godman
Skating Rink (which, like all of the old buildings built during World War
II, was due for demolishment a year or so later). The
Court of Honor was nice, and each Scout had their "momments in
the spotlight" during the double Court of Honor. Both parents paid for the
entire Court of Honor, including the rental of the rink. It was a really
massive thing, seeing two Troops, their flags, parents, and Scouts attending
this special event. It gave me the idea later onward to have a
District-wide "Court of Honor".
So, when you say that a Court of Honor is an "individual thing"
(and in most cases, it should be to honor the individual Eagle Scout), there
are clearly some cases like this one in which the
Eagle Scouts -- and their families -- decide to have their Courts of Honor
After all, Bob, it's NOT OURS nor the TROOP'S Court of Honor.
It's the *Eagle's* Court of Honor.
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