Eagle Palm Ceremony
This Ceremony is meant for Eagle scouts.
Eagle palm card and pin.
Bronze, Gold, or Silver unlit candle in holder.
3 white lit candles in holders.
Led by Scoutmaster
Eagle Scout, __________, please come to the front with your parents if they are present.
Some people think that after becoming an Eagle Scout, a scout has reached the end of the trail. As ______ knows, they are mistaken. He has continued to lead, serve, and grow as an Eagle. He has expanded his scouting knowledge and shared his expertise with new scouts joining the troop.
[Use appropriate words for Silver, Gold, or Bronze palms as needed]
Silver: This SILVER Eagle palm represents the completion of at least 36 merit badges. 21 to reach Eagle, 5 for a bronze palm, 5 more for a gold palm, and 5 more for this silver palm. This emblem of recognition for advancement is the last one to be earned. If an Eagle Scout completes more merit badges, he can earn more bronze, gold, and silver palms.
Gold: This GOLD Eagle palm represents the completion of at least 31 merit badges. 21 to reach Eagle, 5 for a bronze palm, and 5 more for this gold palm. If an Eagle Scout completes more merit badges, he can earn a silver palm after this.
Bronze: This BRONZE Eagle palm represents the completion of at least 26 merit badges. 21 to reach Eagle, and 5 more for this bronze palm. If an Eagle Scout completes more merit badges, he can earn a gold, and then a silver palm.
In addition to completion of merit badges, to earn an Eagle palm, a scout must be active in his troop for at least 3 months, demonstrate the Scout Oath and Law, and continue to develop leadership skills. ______ has successfully done all these things.
All through scouting, the number 3 keeps coming up. There are 3 parts to the Scout Oath (God, others, self), three levels of scouting (Cubs, Boys, Venturing), and even three fingers in the salute. For a scout to reach the levels that ______ has attained, it takes a team of 3 – the individual, his family, and his troop.
To represent this joining of efforts, would the SPL, parents, and Eagle scout each pick up one of the lit candles. Using these candles light the [bronze, gold, silver] eagle candle together.
On behalf of the Boy Scouts of America, ________ Council, _______ District, Troop ____ - I am pleased to present this eagle palm to _________. Please have your parent pin the emblem to your Eagle ribbon.
Congratulations to this outstanding Eagle Scout!