Re: Response to:17 Eagles, one COH
Tim Shea (tshea@EXECPC.COM)
Fri, 7 Feb 1997 17:37:21 -0600
On Thu, 6 Feb 1997, blaine a. jackson wrote:
> Second, I would not allow any scout from my troop to participate in one.
> Achieving the rank of Eagle is a singular accomplishment. The scout who
> is successful deserves individual recognition. While I am sure that
> this extremely large Court of Honor will look very good in the media,
> and that everyone will be impressed that the SM's are so successful, it
> detracts and lessens the honor and recognition that each new Eagle Scout
> should receive individually.
> As long as I am SM, each new Eagle in my Troop will have an individual
> Court of Honor if I have to pay for it myself.
True. However, the part you forgot here was "What does the Scout want?"
Some would prefer to have a group COH, while others want an individual
COH. Each Scout deserves, or rather has earned his choice, and his
decision must be adhered to. I hope all 17 Scouts agreed to a joint COH.
If one wanted an individual COH, then he must be given his own COH.
My son chose to have his COH with his best friend. The both of them
wanted their Eagle COH together. My son had to wait an extra 4 weeks to
receive his Eagle badge; but, he did it his way.
Eagle '71 (Individual COH)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City