As a committed Scouter, if you would like to represent Scouting and make a presentation to an Eagle Scout in your community, please let us know by filling out this simple form. We would provide some basic training and you’d receive updates regarding when and where there is an Eagle Scout Court of Honor.
Every community comes together when a Scout earns Eagle. It’s a very heart-warming experience to see the non-profit recipient of the Eagle Scout project, Scoutmasters, parents and families, teachers and other community leaders come together to congratulate an Eagle Scout on their achievement. Typically, the Scout receives commendations from civic and government officials, the Boy Scouts of America, and other notable Eagle Scouts.
The people in the room, and those who send commendations collectively create an authentic unique rite of passage. Essentially, the entire community gathers together to say “Today you are an adult, today we recognize you as a leader in our community. From this time forward, we will count on you to make our community better. We share this obligation as adults and community leaders and we welcome you as a proven leader.” Each speaker, and each individual congratulates the young adult, and provides their unique perspective of the “Eagle charge.”
The Spirit of Adventure council provides our unique perspective in the way of “paying it forward” through a scholarship in the Scout’s honor. The scholarship is for camp (often called a “campership”) for a younger Scout in need of assistance. Last year, we provided over $70,000 in scholarships, many in the name of our 300 Eagle Scouts.