Eagle with kilt - we did it!
Win Quakenbush (quakenb@CAMEL.CAMPBELL.EDU)
Sun, 4 Aug 1996 22:37:43 -0400
Hello, the list. Just had to tell you about our Eagle Court of Honor.
As I mentioned before, the candidate (6'6"+, 300 lbs) wore a kilt.
Here's the part I inserted -
THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE KILT
One special part of the ceremony is that Eagle Scout Nicholson has chosen
to wear a kilt of Nicholson plaid along with his Scout shirt. He is, in
effect, wearing two uniforms tonight. The design of the plaid indicates
his clan affiliation. Just as the clan member shows loyalty to his
family, the Scout Oath proclaims the Scout to be "Loyal".
In addition, both uniforms call attention to the wearer. This attention
tends to accentuate, for better or worse, everything the wearer says or
does. Any honor or dishonor passes to all others who wear the same
uniform. _________, we know that you have proven yourself
"Trustworthy" among your fellow Scouts. May your words and deeds also
honor those who wear the plaid.
Anyway, I thought it went rather well. The Occoneechee Highlanders did a
wonderful job (Four bagpipes and two drums). Now do I get to relax for a
Win Quakenbush, Scoutmaster
Troop 794 Buies Creek, NC
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City