Re: Who can attend Eagle COH/gifts for new Eagles
Amick Robert (amick@SPOT.COLORADO.EDU)
Fri, 12 Jul 1996 14:48:53 -0600
Our troop established a tradition of giving a new eagle a large framed
print of an eagle in flight from the Leanin' Tree collection. They have a
variety of different eagle portraits and scenes, all quite beautiful to
choose from. In addition, we affix an embroidered Eagle Scout rank patch,
and a 5x7 color portrait of the Eagle Scout superimposed on the eagle
print. An engraved plate lists the Eagle's name, date of the Eagle COH
and board of review and is affixed below the portrait.
The Eagles who have received
the gift from the troop committee have cherished it greatly, and will
probably appreciate it even more as the years go by; and it resides in a
place of honor in their home or office.
A local frame shop provides the frame and mounting at reduced cost.
We of course always video tape the ceremony and photograph the candidate
and his family during and after the ceremony, as well as providing them
copies of both video and pictures for their memorabilia.
We also give the new Eagle a NESA membership and framed certificate during
the court of honor. At the close of the ceremony, as with most Eagle
Courts, our Eagle Scouts read the letters of congratulations from the
President, governor, senators, representatives and local dignitaries who
have been invited. Our congressman is an Eagle Scout and often attends
our ceremonies when he is in town and the event coincides with his
availability. He is always invited by each Eagle, and if he cannot
attend, always sends a very warm letter of congratulations.
Bob Amick, Explorer Advisor, High Adventure Explorer Post 72, Boulder, CO
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City