Jay M. Buckey
Eagle Court of Honor
May 31, 2002


PARTICIPANTS:

Jay M. Buckey, Eagle Scout
Greg Brentrup, Senior Patrol Leader
Sarah Buckey, Eagle Scout's Mother
Jay Buckey, Eagle Scout's Father
Reverend Andrew Kline
Gregg Hoge, Scoutmaster
Roger Thompson, Advancement Chairman
Bill Scavone, Volunteer Scouter
Yorke Brown, Presenter
Eagle Scout escorts (two Scouts)________ and ________
Color Guard (four Scouts) _______ and ________ and ________ and ________


CEREMONY:

SPL (stands at the front of the room): Ladies and gentlemen, please take your seats.

SPL (when the audience has been seated): At this time, Reverend Kline will give the invocation.

Rev Kline: Invocation.

SPL: Thank you Rev Kline.
Please rise for the presentation of the American Flag.
Color guard, please post the colors.

[Color guard posts US and Troop colors]

SPL: Scout salute! I pledge allegiance, to the flag.....

SPL: Two. Color guard, dismissed.
Please be seated.
Welcome to our court of honor. At this time, I would like to introduce Mr. Thompson, the Troop Advancement Chairman, who will open this Court of Honor.

ADVANCEMENT CHAIRMAN: At this time, on behalf of the National Office and the Daniel Webster Council of the Boy Scouts of America, I hereby declare this Court of Honor to be open for the purpose of recognizing the achievements of Eagle Scout Jay M. Buckey. Will everyone please stand and will the escorts please bring forward the Eagle Scout to the front of the room.

[Eagle escort brings the Eagle Scout forward to the assembled group.]

ADVANCEMENT CHAIRMAN: The Eagle Scout Badge is the highest youth award which may be earned by a member of the Boy Scouting program. It represents another step forward by the Scout toward the BSA's goals of developing citizenship, of imparting character development and enhancing personal fitness. While the Eagle Scout Badge is one of seven badges which the Scout earns, the achievement of the Eagle Scout Badge is indeed the highest honor that a Scout may achieve.

Scout Buckey, will you please face the audience, raise your right hand in the Scout sign and repeat the Scout Oath.

JAY BUCKEY: On my honor, I will do my best....

ADVANCEMENT CHAIRMAN: Thank you, Jay. The audience may be seated.
At this time, I wish to call up on your Scoutmaster to wish you well.

SCOUTMASTER: Eagle Scout Jay Buckey, I wish to congratulate you upon this achievement on behalf of the Scouts and adults of Troop 45. We are all extremely proud of your achievement and equally proud of your progress along the Scouting trail. As a small token of our pride in you, it is my honor to present this special neckerchief, emblematic of all Eagle Scouts everywhere , to you. Please wear this with pride in our program and with pride in your personal achievement.

[Scoutmaster removes old neckerchief and replaces it with Eagle Scout Neckerchief.]

[Scoutmaster then expresses his or her own personal good wishes for the new Eagle.]

SCOUTMASTER: Just like your past progress along the trail, you did not go it alone. Your fellow Patrol and Troop members assisted you greatly . Your friends and those in your community supported you while you completed the service projects in the Troop. Your sisters and your parents also supported you throughout the entire journey. At this time I ask them to please join us here. Will the Eagle escorts please bring Dr. and Mrs. Buckey forward to join their son.

[Eagle escorts bring the parents of the Eagle to the front of the room.]

SCOUTMASTER: At this time, I wish to present Dr. Yorke Brown who will address all of us but particularly the new Eagle and his parents. Ladies and Gentlemen, Dr. Brown.

PRESENTER: [says personal greetings, and other comments relating to the achievement of the Eagle Scout Badge. Then, states the following:]

I have the honor of presenting the Eagle Scout award on behalf of the National Court of Honor of the Boy Scouts of America, and giving you the Eagle Scout Charge.

[Presenter reads the Eagle Scout certificate and then gives the new Eagle Scout the Eagle Scout Charge.]

PRESENTER: Mr. Hoge, will you please assist me in presenting the Eagle Scout Badge to Mrs. Buckey, who will pin her son with this high honor.

[Scoutmaster opens the kit, gets the medal out and gives it to the mother, who then pins her son's badge on the uniform on the left side above the pocket centered.]

PRESENTER: Jay, because your mother gave birth to you, nurtured you and gave you solace, comforted you and assisted in your development, I ask you to please present to her the small Eagle pin, a outward symbol of your achievement which she may wear with pride.

[Scoutmaster gives the pin to the Scout, who then turns and pins his mother.]

[At this time, the Volunteer Scouter stands and faces the Scout and his parents.]

VOLUNTEER SCOUTER: Jay, my name is Mr. Scavone, and it is my honor to read to you a special message sent to you from the National Office of the Boy Scouts of America. However, before I read this, I wish to call upon anyone present who is a holder of the Eagle Scout Badge to please stand.

[Eagle escorts and any other Eagle Scouts present stand at this time. Volunteer Scouter reads the letter sent to Eagle Scouts from the National President and the Chief Scout Executive. Afterwards, Volunteer Scouter presents the letter and the Eagle Scout certificate to the father of the Scout.]

VOLUNTEER SCOUTER: At this time, the Boy Scouts of America hereby recognizes Jay M. Buckey as an Eagle Scout of Troop 45. We ask that Dr. Buckey present his son with his certificate and the letter from the National Office.

[father presents card and letter to Scout.]

PRESENTER: Jay, because your father raised you, taught you important lessons, gave you solace, comforted you and assisted in your development, I ask you to please present to him the small Eagle lapel pin, a outward symbol of your achievement which he may wear with pride.

[Scoutmaster gives the tie tack to the Scout, who then turns and pins his father.]

VOLUNTEER SCOUTER: At this time, I would like to note that several other certificates and letters that have been received from US Senators, the Armed Services, the NH Legislature and National Eagle Scout Association. These letters and certificates will be on display following the ceremony.

[Presenter Scoutmaster and Volunteer Scouter take their seats.]

ADVANCEMENT CHAIRMAN: At this time, I would like to ask our escorts to show Dr and Mrs. Buckey back to their seats. [Escorts return parents to seats]
I now declare this Court of Honor closed. Before I turn the meeting back over to the Senior Patrol Leader, I would like to invite Jay to make any remarks that he may choose.

JAY BUCKEY: Remarks...

SPL: For our closing this evening, I would like to ask Jay to lead us in the Scout Law.

JAY BUCKEY: A scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful.....

SPL: At this time, Mr. Hoge will have a Scoutmaster's Minute.

SCOUTMASTER: Brief remarks.

SPL: At this time, Reverend Kline will give the benediction.

Rev Kline: Benediction.

SPL: This concludes our meeting. Please join us for refreshments.