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!!


QuirkyDolls said...

Take some deep breaths Momma and enjoy these times.Recruit some friends or relatives to help. Let them help. Don't sweat the details
Not to be preachy but Many parents with kids in "trouble" would love to be in your very stressed position.
Be SO proud of your boy, and congratulations!

D. Lindsey said...

A lot of years of scouting to get here! I'm sure the scrapbook will be brimming and totally worth the late night efforts! Congratulations to you and your son!

recreationalart said...

Thanks for the kind words and support guys, it really means something to me! - today everything seemed to be flowing as planned so this evening I am much more calm :)
now I await the arrival of ALL the family and friends - many of which are staying at the house! I, my friends, am setting up a tent in my back yard for my husband, myself and my kitty - we will sleep there in peace!

glassymom said...

Congrats to you and your family! Have a wonderful time, enjoy and breath!!