Courts of Honor

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Boy Scout advancement policies cover Merit Badges, Summer Camp,
Scout Spirit, Active, Special Needs, Eagle Projects, Scoutmaster Conferences,
Boards of Review, Appeals, Courts of Honor, Time Extensions, and more.

Sample Scripts and Ceremonies links are also provided.

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Sample Court of Honor script

There are many sample scripts that are specificly for Eagle Courts of Honor but few for regular Courts of Honor. Here is one sample of a basic Court of Honor script. It is designed to be simple with an expected time of 40 minutes. By adding in the optional candle-lighting portions, the time is extended about 10 minutes. It also has an option for a guest speaker that adds however much time alloted to the guest. The companion Program Flier is just as easy to customize.

Advancement Recognition Guidance

When a boy has earned the Scout rank or when a board of review has approved his advancement, the Scout deserves recognition as soon as possible. This should be done at a ceremony at the next unit meeting. His achievement may be recognized again later, during a formal court of honor.
Guide To Advancement § 4.2.1.4 The Scout Is Recognized.
The Eagle Scout medal or patch must not be sold or otherwise provided to any unit or to the Scout, nor should the court of honor be scheduled until after the certificate is received at the council service center from the National Advancement Program Team.
Guide To Advancement § 8.0.3.0 Particulars for the Eagle Scout Rank.

Related awards

  • Communication #8. Plan a troop court of honor or campfire program.
  • Moviemaking #2d1. Videotape a Court of Honor.
  • Digital Technology #6b. Using a word processor, write a draft letter to the parents of your troop’s Scouts, inviting them to a troop event.
  • Digital Technology #6c. ... create a flier for an upcoming troop event, ...
  • Digital Technology #5b. Using an Internet search engine (with your parent’s permission), find ideas about how to conduct a troop court of honor ...

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