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Court of Honor Script

Date of Court of Honor:__________________ Location:__________________

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Master(s) of Ceremonies: ___________________________________________ Refreshments:___________________________________________ Notes to MC: 1. Candle Lighting Option - As each rank is announced, the Scoutmaster or another person may light a candle. 2. Ranks - Option 1- Announce E ery Rank Option 2 ! Announce only the ranks "eing a#arded today.

Presentation of the Colors


MC: Would ________________________ please present the colors. Color Guard: ( resent colors) (Lead led!e of "lle!iance) (still standin!#)

MC: ______________________ $ill lead us in the Scout %ath & La$. MC: Scouts t$o. lease 'e seated.

Opening
MC: Welcome to (roop _____)s Court of honor. * am ______________________+ ,our master of ceremonies. $% t#o &C's $ am ((((((((((((((((((((((, and $ am ((((((((((((((((, your masters o% ceremonies. ______________________+ $ould ,ou please lead us in our openin! pra,er(pra,er)

Introductions
MC: We as. our (roop Committee Chair+ ______________________+ to introduce ,ourself and the mem'ers of the (roop Committee.

Page 2 of 6 MC: Ne/t $e as. our Scoutmaster+ ______________________+ to introduce ,ourself and ,our "ssistant Scoutmasters. MC: 0inall,+ $e as. our Senior atrol Leader+ ______________________+ to introduce ,ourself+ ,our "ssistant Senior atrol Leaders+ and the atrol Leaders.

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Awarding of Merit Badges


MC: 1o, Scouts can earn an, of 232 different Merit 1ad!es in areas ran!in! from "rt to White$ater and from Campin! to Space 4/ploration. (o earn a Merit 1ad!e+ a Scout pic.s a su'5ect and reads the Merit 1ad!e 1oo.. " Scout de6elops his s.ills and .no$led!e. When he is read,+ his Merit 1ad!e Counselor tests him. (oda, $e are a$ardin! a total of ____ Merit 1ad!es. MC: Would our Senior atrol Leader+ _______________ + 5oin me in presentin! these a$ards&C )otes* Call up each Scout indi idually. Announce their merit "adges. +resenter and S+L shake the Scout,s le%t hand. Ask each to tell a little a"out #hat they did. Lead applause %or each Scout.

Awarding of Rank Advancements


Ne/t+ $e $ill reco!ni7e those Scouts $ho ha6e earned Ran. "d6ancements. *n reco!nition of the support that each famil, pro6ides to their son+ our troop also presents ran. pins to the Scout)s mother. Her pin is $orn on her ri''on durin! special Scout occasions. We $ould also li.e to as. our "d6ancement Chair+ _________________+ to !i6e ran. pins to the Scouts for them to present to their mothers. (he 1o, Scouts of "merica reco!ni7es ,our achie6ements ', a$ardin! 'ad!es of ran.. (he first 8 are (enderfoot+ Second Class+ and 0irst Class. Ne/t come Star and Life. (he hi!hest ran. is 4a!le. %ur Scout Hand'oo. tells us that+ 9(hou!h ,ou can ad6ance at ,our o$n pace+ acti6e Scouts $ill usuall, earn 0irst Class $ithin a ,ear...:2 3 National polic, adds that older Scouts should ad6ance at least one ran. each ,ear.8

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cout &C )ote* Option - Light the %irst candle %or Scout.

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(he first a$ard is 9Scout.: (o earn this a$ard+ a ne$ Scout must a!ree to li6e ', the Scout %ath and La$ and complete a num'er of other assi!nments. &C )otes* Call each ne# Scout -i% there are any. and their parents come %or#ard. +resent the a#ards and pins. Shake the Scout,s le%t hand and the parent,s right hand. +lease /oin me in #elcoming (((((((((((((0 Lead applause. !enderfoot &C )ote* Option - Light the second candle, %or the 1ender%oot Rank. (enderfoot reCuirements offer a taste of the !reat ad6entures a$aitin! ,ou in Scoutin! and can !i6e ,ou the 'asic s.ills ,ouDll need to 'e!in ta.in! part in those ad6entures. Eou met man, challen!es in earnin! the (enderfoot 'ad!e and are to 'e con!ratulated. &C )otes* Call each 1ender%oot recipient -i% there are any. and their parents come %or#ard. +resent the a#ards and pins. Shake the Scout,s le%t hand and the parent,s right hand. Lead applause %or each Scout. econd Class Rank &C )ote* Option - Light the third candle, %or the Second Class Rank. (o earn Second Class+ a Scout must learn ho$ to use a map and compass+ ho$ and $hen to 'uild a campfire+ and to safel, use poc.et.ni6es and $ood tools. Second Class Scouts ha6e pro6en their a'ilities in campin!+ first aid+ and s$immin!+ and other Scout s.ills. &C )otes* Call each Second Class recipient -i% there are any. and their parents come %or#ard. +resent the a#ards and pins. Shake the Scout,s le%t hand and the parent,s right hand. Lead applause %or each Scout. "irst Class Rank &C )ote* Option - 2ould all current 3irst Class Scouts please rise4 Light the %ourth candle, %or the 3irst Class Rank. (he founder of Scoutin!+ Lord 1aden o$ell+ said that all Scouts should earn 0irst Class. No$ ,ou ha6e tested ,ourself e6en more. Eou ha6e tried !reater ad6entures and

Page 4 of 6 practiced ,our Scout s.ills man, times. With ,our confidence and .no$led!e ,ou no$ ha6e+ people $ill e/pect more of ,ou+ and ,ou $ill e/pect more of ,ourself. Eou are prepared to 'e more of a leader in ,our patrol+ ,our troop+ and ,our communit,. &C )otes* Call each 3irst Class recipient -i% there are any. and their parents come %or#ard. +resent the a#ards and pins. Shake the Scout,s le%t hand and the parent,s right hand. Lead applause %or each Scout. $% you ha e no higher ranks to a#ard or are not lighting candles, you can skip to Senior +atrol Leader,s &oment tar Rank &C )ote* Option - 2ould all current Star Scouts please rise4 Light the %i%th candle, %or the Star Rank. "s ,ou earn ,our Star Ran.+ ,ou ha6e more freedom to choose the directions that interest ,ou. (he focus shifts from 'asic Scout s.ills to earnin! the first si/ merit 'ad!es ,ou $ill need for 4a!le. ReCuirements no$ include ser6ice to others. (he Star Ran. also reCuires the Scout to 'e acti6e in his troop for at least four months. %f course+ ,ou ma, ta.e lon!er if ,ou $ish.A *n addition+ the Star Scout must ser6e his troop in a position of leadership for at least four months and ta.e part in at least one ser6ice pro5ect. &C )otes* Call each Star recipient -i% there are any. and their parents come %or#ard. +resent the a#ards and pins. Shake the Scout,s le%t hand and the parent,s right hand. Lead applause %or each Scout. $% you ha e no higher ranks to a#ard or are not lighting candles, you can skip to Senior +atrol Leader,s &oment #ife Rank &C )ote* Option - 2ould all current Li%e Scouts please rise4 Light the si5th candle, %or the Li%e Rank. (he Life Ran. is one of the rarest ran.s. (his is the last ran. 'efore 4a!le. Eou could complete ,our 4a!le Ran. no$ in as fe$ as F months. We con!ratulate ,ou and encoura!e ,ou to reach for that ne/t step. Eou ha6e earned more than half of the merit 'ad!es reCuired for 4a!le. (he Life Ran. also reCuires the Scout to 'e acti6e in his troop for at least si/ months+ ser6e his troop in a position of leadership for at least si/ months+ and ta.e part in at least one ser6ice pro5ect.
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Page 5 of 6 &C )otes* Call each Li%e recipient -i% there are any. and their parents come %or#ard. +resent the a#ards and pins. Shake the Scout,s le%t hand and the parent,s right hand. Lead applause %or each Scout. $% you ha e no higher ranks to a#ard or are not lighting candles, you can skip to Senior +atrol Leader,s &oment $agle Rank &C )ote* Option - 2ould all current Eagle Scouts please rise4 Light the se enth candle, %or the Eagle Rank. (he 4a!le Ran. is Scoutin!Ds hi!hest a$ard. %nl, a small percenta!e of Scouts ha6e e6er reached this loft, !oal. (he 4a!le Ran. is presented in a special 4a!le Scout Court of Honor. &C )otes* Call each Li%e recipient -i% there are any. and their parents come %or#ard. +resent the a#ards and pins. Shake the Scout,s le%t hand and the parent,s right hand. Lead applause %or each Scout. $% you ha e no higher ranks to a#ard or are not lighting candles, you can skip to Senior +atrol Leader,s &oment $agle Palms "s rare as the 4a!le Ran. is+ 4a!le alms are much more rare. %nl, one in ten of 4a!le Scouts earn an 4a!le alm. &C )otes* Call each +alm recipient -i% there are any. and their parents come %or#ard. +resent the Eagle +alms and pins. Shake the Scout,s le%t hand and the parent,s right hand. Lead applause %or each Scout.

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Announcements
MC: 1efore $e conclude this Court of Honor+ $e $ant to dra$ ,our attention to a couple of .e, upcomin! e6ents: %n ________+ $e ha6e our __________________________________. lease si!n up if ,ou ha6e not alread,. %n ________+ $e ha6e our __________________________________. lease si!n up if ,ou ha6e not alread,. %n ________+ $e ha6e our __________________________________.

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lease si!n up if ,ou ha6e not alread,.

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Closing Comments
MC: Here is ______________ to offer the Senior atrol Leader)s Moment. MC: Here is ______________ to offer the Scoutmaster)s Moment. MC: Would ________________ please lead us in our 'enedictionlease 5oin us in the hilmont Grace. 0or food+ for rainment+ for life+ for opportunit,+ for friendship and fello$ship+ $e than. thee % Lord.

Retiring of Colors
MC: lease retire the colors. (4/chan!e salutes.) Color Guard: Color Guard+ retrie6e the colors. ((o audience). lease rise for the retirement of the colors. Scouts salute. Color Guard+ for$ard+ marchH MC: Scouts+ t$o. $% 1aps is not to "e played6 MC: lease 5oin us for refreshments. $% 1aps is to "e played6 MC: "fter taps is pla,ed let us all 5oin in refreshments. (Nods to 'u!ler.) %ption: 1u!ler pla,s (aps