Troop 28 usually hosts three Courts of Honor in a given year – in the fall, winter and at the end of the academic school year. This is an occasion to celebrate the accomplishments of our scouts, to learn about what the troop has been up to and has planned, and to meet other scouts and families. When we are not social distancing due to a pandemic, this is usually a very social event where an informal dinner is provided families (including parents and siblings) can meet and chat. During the pandemic, we have been hosting these outside and socially distanced with masks.
A typical troop COH is about 20-30 minutes of scout-led presentations, and an Eagle program will add another 30-40 minutes. Some Eagle families choose to have separate Eagle Courts of Honor and the troop is happy to support these ceremonies as well.
Scouts who have completed a set of rank requirements and are ready to “advance” or earned merit badges or other awards are acknowledged and receive their patches at COHs. The Troop also ceremonially welcomes any scouts who have joined the troop since the last COH. Scouts who are not personally receiving awards are always encouraged to attend to support and cheer on their peers.
Courts of Honor are full dress uniform events: Class A shirts, khakis or jeans (no sweatpants or athletic shorts), and Troop neckerchiefs and slides. If you have lost your Troop neckerchief or slide, you can purchase replacements from the troop web store.