If you’ve spent much time at Scout camp, you’ve probably heard the announcement song. You know, whenever the camp director says that he has a few announcements to make, the campers start up with “Announcements, announcements, announcements. What a terrible death to die,” etc., ad infinitum, ad nauseum.
So what does the announcement song have to do with Eagle Scout courts of honor? It should serve as a reminder to you that long-winded announcements are just as welcome there as they are at summer camp—not very, in other words.
While it’s likely that you’ll need to make a few announcements at the court of honor (such as where the reception will be held afterwards), you should keep the announcements to a bare minimum—and you should only make them at the beginning of the ceremony. Let the court of honor end on a magical note, not with an off-key rendition of the announcement song.