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==Sample Court of Honor script==
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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.
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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.
* [[Media:Sample Court of Honor Script.pdf|Sample Court of Honor Script]] {{PDF}}
* [[Media:Sample Court of Honor Script.pdf|Sample Court of Honor Script]] {{PDF}}
* [[Media:CourtofHonorScript.doc|Court of Honor Script]] {{DOC}} - Easy Word DOC script you can edit - time: 20 min - 2 hours.
* [[Media:CourtofHonorScript.doc|Court of Honor Script]] {{DOC}} - Easy Word DOC script you can edit - time: 20 min - 2 hours.
* [[Media:CourtofHonorProgram-Blank.doc|Court of Honor Program]] {{DOC}} - Easy Word DOC file sample Program Flier you can edit.
* [[Media:CourtofHonorProgram-Blank.doc|Court of Honor Program]] {{DOC}} - Easy Word DOC file sample Program Flier you can edit.
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* [https://www.programresources.org/troop-courts-of-honor/ Guidance for Troop Courts of Honor] — ProgramResources.org
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* [https://www.programresources.org/eagle-courts-of-honor Guidance for Eagle Courts of Honor] — ProgramResources.org
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* [https://www.programresources.org/scripted-ceremonies/ Scripted Eagle Ceremonies] — ProgramResources.org
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==Advancement Recognition Guidance==
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{{quote-GTA|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.|4.2.1.4 The Scout Is Recognized}}
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(Quoted from: [[Advancement Policies]] #33088, p. 33-34)
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{{quote-GTA|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.|8.0.3.0 Particulars for the Eagle Scout Rank}}
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''Each time a Scout advances in rank, he should be recognized on two occasions. The first should occur as soon as possible after a Scout has been approved by a [[board of review]] and an [[Advancement Report]] has been filed with the [[council]] office - preferably at the next unit meeting. This ceremony should be dignified but simple, involving not much more than presenting the Scout with his new badge of rank.
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''The second occasion is a court of honor, a public ceremony to recognize Scouts for successful achievement and to describe the importance of the program. The main purposes of the court of honor are to furnish formal recognition for achievement and to provide incentive for other Scouts to advance.
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''Formal courts of honor should be conducted at least four times a year. All Scouts who have advanced since the previous court of honor are honored. Their parents and friends should be invited to attend the ceremony.
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'''Badges of rank, merit badges, and Eagle Palms are restricted items. These items may not be sold or distributed unless the [[Advancement Report]], No. 34403B, has been properly filled out and has been submitted to the local council office. To do otherwise will jeopardize individual youth members' record of achievement.'''
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''When a Scout has earned the Eagle Scout rank, he deserves a special recognition. The Eagle Scout ceremony may not be conducted until the action of the board of review has been approved by the national Eagle Scout Service.''
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''Procedures for conducting courts of honor and special [[First Class]] and [[Eagle Scout]] courts of honor are described in Troop Program Resources, No 33588A.''
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==Troop Advancement Goals==
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: ''Main: [[Advancement Policies #33088]], p. 25)
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* Quarterly [[Courts of Honor]]
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* [[Boards of Review]]
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* [[First Class-First Year]]
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==Related awards==
==Related awards==
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* [[Communications]] #8. Plan a troop [[court of honor]] or campfire program.
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* [[Communication]] #8. Plan a troop court of honor or campfire program.
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* [[Cinematography]] #2d. Videotape a [[Court of Honor]].
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* [[Moviemaking]] #2d1. Videotape a Court of Honor.
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* [[Digital Technology]] #6b. Write a letter to the parents of your troop's Scouts inviting them to a [[court of honor]].
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* [[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.''
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* [[Digital Technology]] #5b. Find materials for a [[Court of Honor]].
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* [[Digital Technology]] #6c. ''... create a flier for an upcoming troop event, ...''
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* [[Digital Technology]] #5b. ''Using an Internet search engine (with your parent’s permission), find ideas about how to conduct a troop court of honor ...''
==See also==
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* [http://www.boyscouttrail.com/boy-scouts/boy-scout-ceremonies.asp Boy Scout Ceremonies]
* [http://www.boyscouttrail.com/boy-scouts/boy-scout-ceremonies.asp Boy Scout Ceremonies]
* [http://www.usscouts.org/ceremony.asp USScouts.org Ceremonies]
* [http://www.usscouts.org/ceremony.asp USScouts.org Ceremonies]
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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.

Discussion Forum

Contents

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 ...

See also

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