This Ceremony is meant for Boy Scouts.
This ceremony is for presenting the National Honor Patrol Award
to a patrol.
Make sure the patrol brings their patrol flag to the ceremony.
Line up the 8 candles on the head table with the 9th large candle off to the side.
Turn off all the lights in the hall.
Senior Patrol Leader lights the one large candle. Scoutmaster
: 'I would like the ______ patrol leader and assistant to please come forward with their patrol flag.'
(SM indicates where he wants the PL and APL to stand. APL should hold the patrol flag.) SPL
: 'The National Honor Patrol Award is a PATROL, not Scout, honor. To earn the Star, this Patrol has: ...'
- Demonstrated Patrol Spirit
- Held patrol meetings
- Participated in the Patrol Leaders' Council
- Worked as a Patrol
: 'We have the honor of presenting this award to the ________ Patrol, of Troop ____. Please bring your patrol flag forward.'
(SPL hands candle to SM and receives envelope from him. APL presents patrol flag and SPL pins envelope to it. APL returns to PL. SM gives candle back to SPL.) SPL
: 'The Honor Patrol Award is a Group, not individual, award. Additional requirements the _______ patrol fulfilled to earn the award were:...'
- Wear their uniforms correctly
- Assist each other in their advancement
- Hold patrol events
- Recruit a new patrol member
: 'Just as this group of candles lights this room that one candle could not, a patrol working together can do more than its individuals. Congratulations on earning this award.' SPL
: Troop _____, please stand. Join me in congratulating the _____ patrol on their accomplishment!'
(Troop applauds while SPL and SM shake hands with PL and APL who then return to their seats.)