Party Favor Ideas for an Eagle Scout Court of Honor

by Carolyn Cunningham

Sacrifice and commitment have brought you and your son to this important celebration of his achievement, the Eagle Scout Court of Honor. The party favors you choose can serve as mementos of this special occasion. After all, he will become one of just two million to achieve this highest ranking in the Boy Scout organization since 1912, according to the Boy Scouts of America.

Service Project Remembrance

A significant memento can help you and your guests remember all of the many hours of work involved by not only your son, but also other Scouts in his troop for your son's Eagle Scout Service Project. A photo badge, or some other photo keepsake, of your Eagle Scout with his project could highlight his achievement.

Boy Scouts' 100th Anniversary

The Boy Scout organization is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2010.

A celebration of your Eagle Scout's achievement also could serve as a remembrance of the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scout organization in 2010. Close to one million Boy Scouts serve their communities through nearly 42,000 troops, according to the Boy Scouts of America. As of 2008, only five percent of Boy Scouts became Eagle Scouts. Through scoutstuff.org, the official web store of the Boy Scouts, or at your local Scout Store, 100th anniversary posters may be purchased for around $6. You may want to give one to each family in attendance.

Merit Badge Mementos

Eagle Scouts must earn 21 Merit Badges among other requirements.

A memento could use the slogan "21 in 2010" as a tribute to your Eagle Scout for the 21 Merit Badges he earned to help him receive this designation. Boy Scout bracelets, with either the motto or slogan, may be purchased through scoutstuff.org or your Scout Store, for only 11 cents each. With a marker, personalize each with the "21 in 2010" slogan.

Gratitude to Leaders

Many volunteer leaders have helped your Eagle Scout achieve his status.

Boy Scouts do not become Eagle Scouts without all of the volunteer leaders who have helped them along the way. Party favor mementos also can embrace this concept; use photos of your son with his various leaders through the years. Depending on your budget, these photo keepsakes can be laminated to make them durable and long-lasting.

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