Sat, 6 Dec 1997 01:27:10 EST
Last year when I was in Germany I was the Troop Committee Chairman and
regularly involved with the boys as a uniformed leader.
In our troop we had a pot-luck supper before each Court of Honor. We provided
the paper and plastic dinnerware and drinks. We asked each family unit to
bring a main course, vegie dish, or desert - enough for themselves and
another family. Some brought carry-out chicken. Others brought family
specialties. Though we didn't over organize, there usually was plenty for
all. A committee member or parent can call each family, remind them of the
COH, and assign the food category. That way you don't get all deserts, etc.
The calls help to insure that most of the boys come and are in proper uniform
(whatever your PLC says that is).
Food seemed to get people out. We would eat first, and then have our
ceremony. We ate in the fellowship hall of the post chapel. Then we would go
to the chapel sanctuary to conduct the COH. I found that if you dimmed the
lights a bit and used candles appropriately, the boys were quieter and more
We also provided hot drinks for the volunteers working the Christmas Tree
Sale. This just meant having hot water and instant coffee, tea, cocoa, cider,
etc. available. If profits are good, not a bad idea to share with customers
We never provided food at troop meetings. But always had munchies and drinks
at District Roundtable.
Fort Benning District MC
Fort Benning, GA
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