Re: NEED EAGLE COH ADVICE
Ed Henderson (BigEdBSA@AOL.COM)
Sun, 27 Apr 1997 10:25:47 -0400
Dan Moser had asked about how to plan for Eagle Court of Honors.
This is a common topic of concern for parents & leaders alike. Perhaps the
best and most complete advise given is that found in the "The Eagle Court of
Honor Book" by Mark Ray. This book not only has three complete Eagle
Ceremonies but dozens of inspirational quotes, poem, and Eagle charges. It
has nine planning check lists as well as a discussion as to what is
appropriate activities that should go on during an Eagle Ceremony. In Dan's
case, he had asked if it was appropriate for others to recieve advancement.
The book is not carried by BSA Supply Division but is available from Mark
Ray the author or by calling the 1-800-SCOUTER catalog.
The quick answer is, both formats have been done successfully. I have
awarded nine Eagle Scout Awards in my tenure as Scoutmaster and I have never
combined it with other advancements as I felt it always detracted and would
make the entire affair too long. I have heard of troops that present an
Eagle Scout Award during a part of the church service, and then after the
service has let out, they have a reception for the other scouts after which
the troop has a regular Court of Honor for other scouts....kind of the same
but allowing those who do not want to stay to leave.
Associate Editor, Scouter's Journal Magazine
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City