Troop-Centered Ceremonies




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Ceremonies of recognition within your troop build tradition, encourage boys to advance, and hold their interest. Public affairs, such as troop courts of honor, add importance to the event--they also sell Scouting to parents, leaders of the chartered institution, and to the public at large. The troop court of honor is thus a perfect place to use ceremonies to the best advantage. Such an affair gives the institutional head, institutional representative, troop leaders, and troop committee a definite task. It is the culmination of a job well done by boys and adults working together. In a troop-centered court of honor the group is small enough for the leaders to make a few friendly comments on each Scout, based on personal acquaintance. The close cooperation of parents is maintained. The leaders of the institution or group are further tied into the Scout program. As for the boys, since this is a family affair, they see their comrades and parents taking part and are less liable to stage fright. They are relaxed and can thus enjoy and appreciate the ceremony.






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