Re: Eagle COH
Bruce E. Cobern (bec@PIPELINE.COM)
Tue, 12 Mar 1996 16:59:37 -0500
On Mar 12, 1996 12:32:55, 'golden cliff <c60clg1@CORN.CSO.NIU.EDU>' wrote:
>I believe that the Eagle Court of Honor is a celebration for the entire
>troop, not just the Eagle Scout and his family.
Amen. I have been reading this thread and thinking exactly the same things
you detailed in your post. While the Eagle COH is certainly to honor the
Scout who has achieved it, it is also a TROOP function (in spite of it
being a "national court of honor") and should be done so as to best
accomplish ALL of its goals.
I, too believe that it should be the culmination of a regular troop court
because it is important not only for the younger Scouts to see it, but also
for their parents to see it. The odds of all of the parents being present
is enhanced by the Eagle being part of a troop coh.
We hold a "triple header" event every year. We have our annual troop
dinner. Then we adjourn upstairs and have the troop coh which is preceded
by a slide show of the troops activities for the past year. Then their is
a brief intermission. Then we open the Eagle coh with a slide show of
pictures of the Eagle candidate(s) going back as young as we can find
pictures (it helps to have a professional photographer as an ASM). This is
followed by the Eagle coh itself for one or more candidates.
Bruce E. Cobern
MC, Troop 1, Flushing, NY
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