Re: Looking for Eagle Court of Honor Ceremonies
Ed Henderson (biged@SCOUTER.COM)
Thu, 17 Jul 1997 21:14:04 -0500
Paul Clemmensen (clemmp@CHAMPINT.COM) wrote on Mon, 14 Jul 1997 :
<....It appears that over the next 3 months, we are going to be holding at
3 different Eagle Ceremonies. In the past, we were averaging about 1 a
year, so reusing the same general ceremony wasn't a big deal. But now, we
would like to come up with a different ceremony for each.>
<Please, if you have any ceremonies that you can share, please send them to
The Eagle Court of Honor Ceremony is a once in a lifetime event. Like High
School Graduation, a Barmitzvah, a Wedding, or any other important
celebration we want it go off right without a hitch. We want those in
attendance to enjoy the service and not be board. We want the event to be
remember by the honoree and his family.
Planning for Eagle events has always varied widely from troop to troop and
among Scouting Families. Some are quite elaborate, others are handed out
at a regular Court of Honor with no more fanfare than a Scout getting his
Basketry award. Some are really awful, as a room full of people stand for
long minutes while some person with a muffled voice stammers through some
long speech that no once can hear.
Mark Ray, author of THE EAGLE COURT OF HONOR BOOK wrote this handy volume
after watching once such ceremony where one of the honorees fainted on a
stage after his legs locked from standing at attention for over 45 minutes
under hot stage lights.
In the book are detailed planning lists & checklists, helpful guidelines,
where to write off for Eagle Congratulatory letters, etc.
The bulk of the book presents refreshing and creative tips on Eagle
Ceremonies for both indoor & outdoor settings. Every question you have
about the book can be answered by going to http://www.eaglebook.com/
There is even a way to order the book either by calling toll free to the
1-800-SCOUTER Catalog or on a secured web page at:
I HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT COURT OF HONOR!
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