settummanque, or blackeagle (blkeagle@DYNASTY.NET)
Wed, 25 Jun 1997 10:40:23 -0500
>We have an unusual situation this weekend at our ECOH. The new Eagle >will
also be receiving a bronze palm at the same time. Since this is the >first
palm in fourteen years the Scoutmaster is unsure of "when and >"how" to
The Bronze Palm should be presented at the same time during the Eagle Court
of Honor. A suggestion may be to have an adult Eagle Scout to pin the
bronze device onto the Eagle ribbon during the Court of Honor and to
present the Bronze Palm Eagle Card to the Eagle Scout.
Make sure that you get TWO Palms. One belongs on the Eagle Badge (cloth) as
long as he's a Scout; the other belongs on the Eagle Badge (medal) forever
(or at least until he earns the Gold Palm). My Insignia Guide does NOT
state this, but the Eagle Scout Service HAS been saying that the Palms for
Eagle should be worn on the cloth Eagle badge when the medal is NOT worn for
YOUTH; it should be worn on the cloth Eagle knot when the medal is NOT worn
As a short reminder:
Bronze Palm is for earning five merit badges over Eagle and meeting other
requirements; it is REPLACED by the Gold Palm when the Scout earns the next
five and meets the other requirements; and is REPLACED by the Silver Palm
for the next five merit badges and other requirements.
(in other words, all THREE Palms do not appear on the ribbon of the medal,
on the square knot, or on the cloth patch.)
The Silver Palm remains on the Badge during the NEXT round, if the Scout
continues to earn merit badges. For meeting the requirements for the next
palm, the Scout would wear the Bronze AND Silver Palm; after that would come
the Gold AND Silver, and after that TWO SILVER Palms.
Basically the Palms indicate at a glance the number of merit badges over the
ones required for Eagle (21 or 24, depending on the time period that the
Scout earned Eagle in): for instance, I wear a Gold and Silver Palm because
I've earned 25 merit badges over Eagle (actually 29 before I turned 18);
another person would wear a single Silver Palm for 15 merit badges over
Eagle; and yet another have earned 45 merit badges and would wear TWO Silver
and ONE Bronze Palm.
The Scout can continue to earn Palms until he turns 18, has exhausted the
current Merit Badge list or decides to stop, whichever comes first.
>Also, I have heard that at other COH they have slide/picture
>shows......what is the most economical way of doing this?
Ah, what we do here at Blackeagle Services!! (sorry, couldn't resist!)
There's currently two good ways of doing such a show, and both of them are
rather inexpensive IF you have the equipment available.
The first, my favorite even in this era of information management and
computer technology, is the old Kodak slide projector. Photos and other
items can be reshot onto slide film, processed and displayed. I've done
this for state conferences to allow those that "came" to the event to be
"seen" doing some of the conference's activities at the close. It makes for
a good closure to the activity and we do sell some copies of the slides and
taped music (mostly top-40 or urban contemporary, but I've done one with
contemporary Christian music too) to those "wanting to take it back and show
them". Most places have a slide projector when they won't have a VCR and
television. I haven't done this, but a trade magazine I get here suggests
that those "old slide shows" get new lives as VCR taped presentations. I
guess that's okay too.....
The BSA has a great set of slides with all of the Cub Scout, Boy Scout and
the national BSA emblems. Your Council should have a set and it's pretty
inexpensive to have those slides copied so that your unit has a set. It's a
great background to have when you're presenting a rank....you can have the
Scout actually stand in front of a backprojected rank . It makes for GREAT
If you have access to a LCD projector, you can use a personal computer and
some really inexpensive (like in FREE) software to display scanned images
onto a wall or screen. What we use is LViewPro, which is a shareware
program. It allows you to select and preview the images, and then to put
them together into a slideshow in which you can either use the mouse and
click to the next one or set it up for continuous "playing" within a set
interval. There's other programs out there that will allow you to do this
as well, and as the saying goes "you get what you pay for".
But LViewPro works well for those presentations that we do when that kind of
equipment is available and you don't want to spend half the day the day
before loading software and crossing your fingers and praying that it'll all
work the next morning. LViewPro is available for both Win95 as well as Win
3.11/3.1. Unfortunately for RIGHT NOW, there's NOT a Geoworks version of
the program or something comparable to it; and there is a Mac version but
I'm not sure what it's called (Gary/Kyna, can you help there please??)
Of course, you'll have to scan those photos, maps, and other images onto
diskette. For best performance, I suggest scanning those images to the hard
drive, and then copying those images AND the program you are going to use it
with onto a removable hard drive (like Iomega's Zip or a Syquest).
Let us know what you've chosen on doing and how you did it, Smokey!
There's others here that would love to know what you've done and how you
made such a special event a SPECIAL EVENT.
*disclaimer: I don't hold stock in Iomega, Syquest, nor the company which
produces LViewPro, just a loyal user of all three items.*
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