Upcoming Events

Dear Troop 7 families,

You are cordially invited to the Troop 7 Court of Honor (COH).  

Court of Honor is a ceremony that is held twice a year by our troop on a regular Scout Tuesday night.  All parents and siblings, grandparents, etc. are invited.

COH will consist of an awards ceremony followed by a dessert reception.

Location:    Scout Building, Westminster Christian Academy, 1640 New High Shoals Road

Date:           August 27, 2019

Time:         7:00 – 8:30 PM (Scouts to drop off food/drink at 6:45 PM)

Each Scout PLEASE BRING: a dessert to share and a gallon of tea or lemonade. Optional lawn chair is appreciated as seating is limited.  If you have more than one scout in our troop, please only bring 1 dessert and 1 drink.

Please arrive at 6:45 with your food/drink.   The ceremony will start promptly at 7:00 PM.  During the ceremony, the scouts are given merit badges that they have earned since the last COH, and each Scout gives a short talk about what it was like to work on one of their merit badges.  Then, the Scouts are asked to come forward by ranks earned since the last COH.  Parents are asked to join them and rank cards and parent pins are handed out.  Special Awards are also presented.

At Court of Honor, Scouts will be given off-white cards with merit badges/rank advancements printed on them.  They have the scoutmaster’s signature at the bottom.  These cards are extremely important.  They serve as proof (a receipt of sorts) that your son earned the rank/badge.  He may need to provide them later when applying for Eagle Scout.  Please keep them in a safe place.

Court of Honor is very nice, and sometimes funny.  It is a window into Scouts for parents and an opportunity for us to express our pride in our sons’ accomplishments.  The boys work hard, and they feel special when we take the time to acknowledge their efforts.  You are all invited to Court of Honor, and your sons will enjoy having you join them for the celebration.