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Scouters and parents planning Eagle Scout courts of honor often solicit letters from all sorts of dignitaries, from government officials and military leaders to athletes and celebrities. While that’s fine, I think it’s also important to request letters from people who are a little closer to the honoree than his favorite NFL quarterback.

Awhile back, one reader of The Eagle Court of Honor Book took that idea to its logical conclusion. Since her son’s ceremony was taking place after his freshman year at college, she requested letters from the president of his university and the head of his department. As she explained to me, “Not only would those letters mean a lot to my son, but I am sure that those who know him at college would be honored to be able to extend their congratulations.”

I might add that it never hurts to be known—for good things—by the president of your university!

What unique congratulatory letters have you seen? The comments section is open.

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