Thursday, April 30, 2009
Planning an Eagle Court of Honors
I don't know if any of you out there have had to plan an Eagle Court of Honors or have been to one or plans on going to one, but let me tell you - it's like planning a wedding! The scout himself decides more or less how he wants it: casual vs elegant, location, etc.. then the parents put it together. And it is suggested that it gets put together within 3 months after the boy earns his Eagle. You have to send out requests for letters of commendation and then you have to send out the invitations, plan the food, put togehter the actual ceremony, get speakers, order Eagle decorations, flags, banners, plan the music, lighting, etc., etc.. Let's just say that it is way more than I expected! And since family and friends are coming in from out of town to attend this ceremony you have to plan for accomodations and the planning and preparing of what everyone is going to do while in town - so ofcourse there HAS to be a sunday bbq to have everyone gather in a more casual and sociable scene. YEAH - you know it all sounds like FUN! So this is what I have been doing with my time. And then to top it the mother is supposed to put together and present a scrapbook to the Eagle scout at the ceremony: an idea which I LUV, I just wish I had the time to enjoy putting it together, and ofcourse I have put it off till the last minute so you can imagine the late nights I will have this week!!
Posted by Recreationalart at 1:00 AM