CCP

Boy Scout Court of Honor

Trinity United Methodist Church

Thursday, May 18, 2000 - 6:45-8:30

BOY SCOUT INVESTITURE CEREMONY

Setting: The United States flagand the Anaconda Patrol flag are set up beside a fake campfirein front of the audience.

Senior Patrol Leader Steven McCarthyis standing behind the campfire facing the audience.

Scoutmaster John McCarthy is standingin front of the audience on the opposite side of the room fromthe campfire.

The members of the Anaconda Patrolare standing in line behind the Scoutmaster in the following order:Danny Miloch, Nathaniel Swanson, Ben Batdorff, Zachary Oberlinand Nathan O'Donnell.

Steven McCarthy speaks:

John McCarthy crosses the roomto stand near the campfire facing the audience and speaks:

Danny Miloch joins John McCarthynear the campfire, facing John McCarthy.

John McCarthy faces Danny andspeaks:

Danny responds:

John McCarthy gives Danny theScouting handshake:

The audience applauds and Dannyjoins Steven behind the campfire facing the audience.

John McCarthy faces the audienceand speaks:

Nathaniel joins John McCarthynear the campfire facing John McCarthy.

John McCarthy faces Nathanieland speaks:

John McCarthy gives Nathanielthe Scouting handshake, and presents him with the Tenderfoot badgeand certificate. Nathaniel faces the audience. The audience applauds.Nathaniel joins Steven and Danny behind the campfire, facing theaudience, standing next to Danny.

John McCarthy faces the audienceand speaks:

Ben, Zachary and Nathan join JohnMcCarthy near the campfire, facing John McCarthy.

John McCarthy facing Ben, Zacharyand Nathan speaks :

John McCarthy passes before Ben,Zachary and Nathan, extending to each of them, in turn, the Scoutinghandshake, and presenting to them, in turn, the Second Class badgeand certificate:

As each Scout in turn receiveshis Second Class badge and certificate, he faces the audience.The audience applauds. The Scout joins his patrol standing inthe following order next to Nathaniel Swanson: Ben Batdorff, ZacharyOberlin and Nathan O'Donnell.

John McCarthy faces the audienceand speaks:

Steven McCarthy faces the membersof the Anaconda Patrol and speaks:

The members of the Anaconda Patrolrespond with their patrol yell :

John McCarthy faces the audienceand speaks:

John McCarthy moves to the oppositeside of the room from the campfire as the audience stands.

Troop 316 conducts the closingflag ceremony.

Once the colors are retired, thetroop faces John McCarthy. John McCarthy faces the troop and speaks:

John McCarthy salutes the Scouts.The Scouts salute in return, and file out in the following order:Steven McCarthy, Danny Miloch, Nathaniel Swanson, Ben Batdorff,Zachary Oberlin and Nathan O'Donnell, with the patrol flag andthe retired U.S. flag, to the back of the room, behind the audience.

John McCarthy moves to the centerof the room and conducts the closing prayer.