Re: Eagle Courts
Michael A. Golrick (mgolrick@SCLC.ORG)
Fri, 7 Feb 1997 11:02:22 -0500
I just had to weigh in on this thread.
Troop 68 had Eagle Courts of Honor on January 4 and 5, 1997 and has two
more scheduled for April 5 and 6. Each one is for a single Eagle Scout.
They represent the 34 through 37 th Eagles from this Troop and we will
probably have 2 more Eagles this spring.
Each Eagle gets to wreite his own script for his Eagle Court. There are
multiple players for each part and usually at least 75% of the Troop is
On January 4, Brian Burns had his Eagle Court, in the evening. He had
joined this troop after a previous one folded and had adult leaders from
that troop as well as leaders from his current troop participate. His
sister palyed the mandolin as part of the ceremony, and his parents
provided "heavy hor d'oeuvres" as the refreshments. There were about 75
people present including several legislators.
On January 5, Steven Alesevich had his Eagle Court. It was very
different...his father is the past Scoutmaster and has been very active on
District level. So, there were many District and Council folks there. It
was also a moving ceremony, but not overly wordy since Steve does not like
public speaking (my opinion). The Master of Ceremonies did a great job
(Bill Chin is on Scouts-L). There were 100-125 people there.
I expect that the two CoH's in April will likewise have some similarities
and some contrasts. Both Bill Chin and Ben Thoma have been very active in
the OA Chapter and Lodge, so I do expect some of that flavor to carry
through. I have given them both the Eagle Court of Honor Handbook which I
downloaded (form Macscouter, I think).
I do agree, the individual ceremony allows each boy/young man to imprint
his own personality on the event and to be properly recognized.
CC Troop 68, Trumbull CT (St. Theresa's RC Church)
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