Move your mouse over me

Mobile Version

InsaneScouter Logo
Home > Blog
outdoorsygirl profile pic
By:    On: 2012-12-29

I received an email the other day from a list subscriber who wondered about the propriety of recognizing two brothers at the same court of honor. My answer, of course, was yes. Doing so would maximize attendance and simplify attendance for out-of-town relatives.

There was a kicker, however. One brother is still in the troop, while the other is over 18 and hadn’t previously had a court of honor (because he originally didn’t want one).

So how could you honor two brothers like that in the same ceremony? Three things would help:

Do something in the ceremony that subtly emphasizes the older brother’s position and relative maturity. For example, include a Scout Law candle ceremony in which he does the narrating while his younger brother lights the candles.

Give each brother a separate, personalized Eagle charge, using two different presenters chosen by the honorees. (The third edition of The Eagle Court of Honor Book includes a charge designed specifically for an honoree who’s already turned 18 and entered college.)

Conduct the presentation phase of the ceremony jointly. Have the mother present the older brother’s medal first, then the younger brother’s, etc.

Those simple tweaks should yield a ceremony that gives both brothers the attention they deserve within a single ceremony. What do you think? I’d love to hear your ideas; email  me at

Republished with permission of Mark Ray at

Please Share!

Other posts you may like

Search InsaneScouter

Show Control Box

Forgot Password     Signup

Ramblings Blog
Scouting News
    View all Scout news

Podcast 287 – Small Troops
When is a group of Scouts a Troop, and when are they a patrol? We begin answering that question by forgetting everything we think we know and building a logical approach, by...

About | Sitemap | Advertise | Contact | Disclaimer | Privacy Statement
An official InsaneScouter Sponsor

Helping Scout leaders one resource at a time...

Generously hosted by Techya

SRSquare manages this site

Materials found on the InsaneScouter's Website © 1998 - 2016 may be reproduced and used by all Scouting volunteers for training, entertainment and program purposes consistent with Scouting and Guiding Organizations. Unless otherwise noted on the page. If you believe we are republishing your copyrighted material without permission, please Contact Us including the link/url of said content to have it removed or your copyright information added.

Please be advised that InsaneScouter is NOT affiliated with any Scouting or Guiding Organization.

All opinions expressed on these pages are those of the original authors. All holdings are subject to this Disclaimer.