Eagle Court of Honor Book

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The Eagle Court of Honor Book is the definitive guide to staging successful courts of honor: from physical arrangements to promotion to the ceremony itself. Since it first appeared, tens of thousands of Scouters have relied on it to make Scouting's greatest moment truly great. Now, in a revised and expanded second edition, The Eagle Court of Honor Book is better than ever. The new edition includes twice as many ceremonies, more ceremony parts, and a new section on congratulatory letters.


Several years ago, I attended a ceremony honoring twin Scouts. The program was rather long, and the boys had to stand at attention on stage the whole time. Well, they locked their knees and, after about half an hour, they fainted.

That incident and several others made me realize that many Boy Scout leaders and parents don’t know how to plan Eagle courts of honor. And that there weren’t a lot of resources available. That’s all changed now.

In The Eagle Court of Honor Book, I’ve tried to answer every question you might have about planning a court of honor, from why you should hold a court of honor in the first place to who should participate to what equipment and supplies you might need. Whenever possible, I’ve put the information in easy-to-use charts or worksheets. For example, the court-of-honor backdater lists in chronological order all the steps in planning a court of honor.

Here are a few of the highlights of the 182-page book:

  • Six complete ceremonies
  • Original inspirational pieces
  • 20 pages of charges, poems, and quotations
  • Nine planning checklists
  • Inexpensive props you can make
  • Support job descriptions
  • The history of the Scouting's highest rank

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Paperback: 216 pages
Publisher: Ray Pub; 3rd edition (January 1, 2012)
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.2 inches

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