This Ceremony is meant for Boy Scouts.
This ceremony is for presenting the National Honor Patrol Award
to a patrol.
SPL lights a candle on the front table. SPL
: 'Mr. Scoutmaster, the __________ Patrol of Troop ____ has proven itself most worthy and has completed all the requirements for the National Honor Patrol Award.' SM
: 'Mr. Senior Patrol Leader, please assemble the patrol.' SPL
: '__________ patrol - front and center, please.'
(SPL hands an unlit candle to each Scout as they assemble. The patrol forms a line facing the troop with the SPL and ASPL at the ends.) SM
: 'Mr. Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, why is the _________ Patrol receiving this award?' ASPL
: 'They have shown patrol spirit and have conducted themselves with honor. They have fulfilled their duty to others through patrol service projects, including _____________(list projects). They have had patrol meetings and have planned and carried out patrol events. They have helped with the planning and execution of the troop's program through their participation on the Patrol Leaders Council. _____(number) of their members have recently advanced and they routinely present themselves in proper Scout uniforms.' SPL
: 'They have proven themselves worthy of this honor and the Patrol Leaders Council has confirmed their worthiness. In remembrance of Lord Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting, I recommend that the ______ Patrol be awarded the National Honor Patrol Award to wear below their patrol patch as a symbol of their great achievements for all to see.' SM
: 'Mr. Senior Patrol Leader, you may present the Award patch to the members of the ______ Patrol.'
SPL and ASPL present the patch to each Scout. The SPL then lights the Patrol Leader's candle and asks him to light the candle next to him and raise his candle high until all candles are lit and raised high. SPL
: '__________ Patrol, continue to light the way for Troop ____ as we continue down our Scouting path.' SPL
: '__________ Patrol - Give your patrol yell.' SPL
: 'Congratulations!' (lead troop in applause as patrol is dismissed.)