Re: Eagle Ceremonies
Jim Carter (jecarter@EARTHLINK.NET)
Wed, 3 Sep 1997 21:49:07 -0700
At 09:31 AM 03/09/97 -0700, Allen Maddox wrote:
>Last night in our troop committee meeting, we were talking about the
>troop's financial responsibility for Eagle Ceremonies.
>In the past, the troop footed the bill. This was fine when we had one
>Eagle every few years, and the had maybe 50 guest at the ceremony.
>Now we have multiple ceremonies in one year, and some families invite as
>many as 150 guest.
>What do other troops out there pay for with regard to eagle court of
>Chester County Council Horseshoe District
In our Troop, (41 Eagles in 34 years - currently 73 Scouts [strong
possibility of 3 Eagles before Dec. and another 2 by Spring '98]), this has
been a topic of discussion that never seemed to end.
The Committee finally came to an agreement about 6-7 years ago and put them
into the bylaws.
We are very fortunate in that a memorial fund was set-up years ago by a
wealthy widow who had been a strong supporter of the Scouting movement.
Her fund provides funds used by our Council to purchase the Eagle Medal
Presentation Kits from National. Her will stipulated that no Eagle Scout
(nor their unit) would have to pay for the Award which they had "earned".
Our Troop provides the Red-White-Blue Eagle Neckerchief, Eagle Slide and a
1 Year subscription to the National Eagle Scout Assn. (If the parents wish
to present the Lifetime subscription, we will cut a check for the first
year payable to NESA - and they add the difference when sending the
application.) Additionally, the parents may submit receipts for
reimbursements up to $100.
We realize that this is not a large amount, but in the last 6 years, not
one family has asked for ANY reimbursement at all!
This seems to work well for us, hope the information is of some help to the
Yours in Scouting,
Tournament of Roses
Explorer Post "73"
Ta Tanka Lodge 488
"...and a good old Eagle, too..."
San Gabriel Valley Council, CA
"I've got to find something to do in my spare time."
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City