Eagle Court of Honor Ceremony


Troop 13 Eagle COH Ceremony

Order of Ceremony
Master of Ceremonies
Presentation of Colors
Request for Candidates
Certification of Requirements
Scout Law
Rose Ceremony
Trail to Eagle
Eagle Charge
Eagle Pledges
Presentation of Plaques
Presentation of Troop Gifts
Eagle Response
Scoutmaster’s Minute

MC CALL TO ORDER: At this time, I would ask that everyone be seated. I would like to welcome you to Troop 13’s Eagle Court of Honor. Thank you for being here and sharing this occasion with Troop 13. I would like to introduce _________________ who will call our Flag Ceremony.

Scout: Please stand for the presentation of colors. Color guard, present colors. Please join in the pledge of allegiance. Color guard, retreat. The audience may be seated. I would like to introduce _____________ for thoughts about our flag.

FLAG POEM MC: ________________ will now give the invocation.


MC: We have several guests in our audience I would like to introduce:________________ We also have with us other Eagles from Troop 13 and from other troops. I would ask that these gentlemen stand and be recognized. MC: Will ___________ please come forward to request candidates.

Presenter: I, __________ present the name of Life Scout_________ for the Eagle Rank. Will the representative of Troop 13 ________ please come forward. I would like to present _________ and his parents. __________ will you escort the Eagle candidate and his parents to the stage. _____________, Troop 13’s advancement chairperson will Certify the requirements.

Advancement Chairperson:
I certify that _______has met all the qualifications for Eagle Scout and recommend his acceptance into the rank of Eagle Scout. When a young man becomes a Scout, we try to instill within him a feeling which we call the Spirit of Scouting. The Spirit of Scouting is embodied in the Scout Oath and Law. At this time, we invite all Scouts to stand and join in the Scout Oath.

(Scout Oath) (At the completion of the oath, _________ comes forward and lights large candle).
After a boy has entered Scouting, the Scout Law, which he has promised to obey, is employed by him as a standard of conduct. ______ has lighted the candle that is the spirit of scouting. Scouts from Troop 13 will now assist him in honoring the Scout Law. (As each law is read, the chosen Scout will come forward with a red rose, place the rose in the designated vase, and light his candle from the spirit candle).
A Scout is TRUSTWORTHY: A Scout tells the truth. He keeps his promises. Honesty is a part of his code of conduct. People can always depend on him.
LOYAL: A Scout is true to his family, friends, Scout leaders, school, nation, and world community.
HELPFUL: A Scout is concerned about other people. He willingly volunteers to help others without expecting payment or reward.
FRIENDLY: A Scout is a friend to all. He is a brother to other Scouts. He seeks to understand others. He respects those with ideas and customs that are different from his own.
COURTEOUS: A Scout is polite to everyone regardless of age or position. He knows that good manners make it easier for people to get along.
KIND: A Scout understands there is strength in being gentle. He treats others as he wants to be treated. He does not harm or kill anything without reason.
OBEDIENT: A Scout follows the rules of his family, school and troop. He obeys the laws of his community and country. If he thinks these rules and laws are unfair, he tries to have them changed in an orderly manner rather than disobey them.
CHEERFUL: A Scout looks for the bright side of life. He cheerfully does tasks that come his way. He tries to make others happy.
THRIFTY: A Scout works to pay his way and to help others. He saves for the future. He protects and conserves natural resources. He carefully uses time and property.
BRAVE: A Scout can face danger even if he is afraid. He has the courage to stand for what he thinks is right even if others laugh at or threaten him.
CLEAN: A Scout keeps his body and mind fit and clean. He goes around with those who believe in living by these same ideals. He helps keep his home and community clean.
REVERENT: A Scout is reverent toward God. He is faithful in his religious duties. He respects the beliefs of others.


The rose is like a picture that speaks a thousand words. In the face of the rose the heart of God is revealed. Within you can see love, tenderness, kindness and thoughtfulness. In the presentation of these roses to your mother, you are conveying a silent thank you for her untiring efforts. (Scout retrieves the rose bouquet that __________ has tied and present them to his mother.)

MC: _________ will lead us up the mountain, on the Trail of an Eagle.

_________ This is the Voice of the Eagle, whose heights you have struggled to reach. We remember when you came to the base of the cliff, full of determination and ambition. Look back for a moment to the experiences you have had on your journey. We remember when you took your first step upon the trail that leads upward. With that first step, you began to build yourself mentally, physically, and morally, and started living the Scout Oath. First you were only a Scout, and then you fulfilled your first requirements and became a tenderfoot.
Tenderfoot Scout _________ will you come forward and light the first candle.
Soon, but after much work, you reached the first ledge and became a second class scout.

Second class Scout _____, light the second candle.
Some stopped to catch their breath, before continuing along the trail. You began to study more, and work harder, and before you knew it you came to another ledge - the ledge where First Class Scouts dwell.
First class Scout _____, light the third candle.
There you found a green meadow beside a crystal clear stream and were tempted to stay. You could have remained their in your first class glory, but ambition and effort move you on to Star Scout.
Star Scout _________, light the fourth candle.
The trail at this time seems steeper and less worn; fewer Scouts were headed in your direction and more were crowded below you. With determination and work, you earned your Life Rank.
Life Scout __________ light the fifth candle.
Now you are close to Eagle. As you approach the summit, the path narrows and the grade steepens. Many drop off here, and the trail gets harder and harder. Before the peak is reached, a Scout must demonstrate his leadership ability, provide service to others and show scout spirit. Each of our candidates has earned the Eagle required merit badges and completed a service project outlined in our program. Only those who have persistence, courage and determination are able to experience the feeling of victory which comes from looking back down the train from the Eagle peak. ________has met all the requirements and passed his Board of Review. The candle that symbolizes Scouting’s highest award will now be lit.
_________ , light the last candle.
___________ our Advancement Chair, will present the Eagle Badge.
Will _________ come forward. The awarding of the Eagle badge is an important and serious occasion and the culmination of many years of Scouting achievement. It is the combination of effort of the Scout and the many adult leaders who have taught skills, monitored their progress and provided encouragement. The Eagle Award is the highest award in Boy Scouting and its requirements are as follows:
The Scout must earn at least 21 merit badges, including 12 required.
He must serve in troop leadership.
He must have been a Life Scout for 6 months.
He must plan and carry out an Eagle project.
He must pass a Board of Review and satisfy the board that he has done his best to understand and live up to the Scout oath and law and has completed all requirements for Eagle Scout.
Careful examination has been made by the Court as to the qualifications of this applicant for the Eagle award. ___________ proficiency in Scout skills has been checked, the records of his 21 or more merit badges have been verified. He has demonstrated his capacity and willingness to exert his leadership skills. He has demonstrated his duty and loyalty to God and country. We believe he is qualified to receive the rank of Eagle Scout and I now present him with the badges of his rank.
AC presents Eagle Badge . Introduces___________VOICE OF THE EAGLE: (light box ceremony)
This is the voice of the EAGLE. I speak for the EAGLE Scouts of this council. We challenge this Scout to accept the responsibility as well as the honor of the EAGLE Award. These responsibilities are as follows: an EAGLE Scout is to live with HONOR. His honor is sacred; the foundation of all character. An EAGLE will live so that he reflects credit upon his home, church, school, friends, and himself. May the WHITE of your badge remind you to live with honor.
An EAGLE Scout is to be LOYAL. "To thine own self be true, and it must follow,as the night the day, thou cans’t not then be false to any man." Neither pain nor profit, pride nor personal loss shall sway his loyalty. The BLUE on your badge is the emblem of LOYALTY.
An EAGLE is to be COURAGEOUS. Courage gives all character and strength. With trust in GOD and faith in his fellow man, he faces each day unafraid and seeks his share of the world’s work to do. Let the RED of your badge remind you of courage.
Finally, an EAGLE Scout is SERVICE-ORIENTED. Extend a helping hand to those who all toil along the Scouting Trail you have completed, just as others have aided you. The daily good turn must take on a new meaning and better the life pattern of service. Protect and defend the weak and helpless; comfort the unfortunate and oppressed. Uphold the rights of others as well as your own. Remember real leadership is founded upon real service.
MC:(Introduce __________ for the Eagle Charge and Eagle Pledge)
____________, please step forward for the Eagle Pledge.
(Eagle Scout Repeats) I _________ recognize and accept my obligations and responsibilities to my fellow Scouts, my home, my country and my God. As an Eagle Scout I will live with honor, loyalty and courage and to the best of my ability, be a living example of the Scout Oath and Law.
___________, I also give you your Eagle Charge.
(After Eagle Charge, introduces Advancement Chair)
The symbol of your success is the Eagle badge which you have received, and the neckerchief which ________ will place around your neck. In recognition of the many hours of parent guidance given to you by both your parents, will you now present each of your parents with a pin and tie tack.
I would now like to introduce ______(IH or COR)____.
IH or COR Presenter:
__________ In recognition of Troop 13’s Eagle Scouts, a plaque with each Eagle Scout’s name is hanging in the village hall, as a reminder that each of these Scouts are citizens of our community and in the Bridgeview Park District in recognition of their sponsorship of our troop. Would the representatives of each come forward to accept the plaques on which are now engraved the names of our newest Eagle Scout.

(present plaques)

MC Introduces Advancement Chairman
AC: ____________ I have the honor or presenting to you gifts from Troop 13 in recognition of your service to the troop and of becoming an Eagle Scout: (read list). I would also like to draw your attention to the side table, where_________ congratulatory book is located. He has received many letters of congratulation from officials and private citizens.
At this time ____________ would like to share his thoughts with you.
(New Eagle Scout speech)
__________ will share with you a Scoutmaster’s Minute.

(Scoutmaster’s minute)

___________ has a closing benediction for us.
(Benediction of choice)

At this time I would like to adjourn the Court of Honor.
Troop 13 and _________ parents would invite you to join in the refreshments.