Trail the Eagle
The following has become a tradition for many scout troops for an Eagle Scout Court of Honor. The Trail to eagle can be done in many different ways. Bellow is one of the ways that it has been done before.
Will EagleCandidate(s) _____________________________________ please come forward?
Now, far away, loom the hazy outline of the Eagle Summit, flanked by the lesser ranks that represent Star and Life. To the newcomer, they are a long way off, but they will come a lot closer as the light from the spirit of Scouting continues to spread.
Do you remember when you were the new Scout and the thought of becoming an Eagle seemed a long way off or even an impossible goal to achieve.
Look back at the experience you have encountered in your striving to reach this high achievement. These experience should not be forgotten. You should profit by making sure the adverse ones do not occur again. Experience is a valuable teacher if you will heed its lessons.
All the while you were on the trail, we watched you study and we saw you learn by doing. First, you were only a Scout.
(A Scout steps out holding poster of the Scout badge and reads this message taped to the back:)I am the Scout. My badge represents the international brotherhood of Scouting which I have joined.
Do you remember when you took your first step upon the trail to become an Eagle. With that first step you began to grow physically, mentally, and morally. You started living the Scout Oath and Law. Soon you had attained the Tenderfoot Rank.
(Tenderfoot steps out holding poster of the Tenderfoot badge and reads this message taped to the back:)I am the Tenderfoot. My three points stand for the three points of the Scout Oath: Duty to God and to country, duty to other people, and duty to yourself. You will find me on the mariner's compass, forever pointing the way to the north star and a safe journey in life. On my face are two stars representing truth and knowledge. The shield is an emblem...