It’s a scene repeated in countless Eagle courts of honor: The new Eagle Scout’s proud but nervous mother stands in front of her son, ready to pin on his badge—and can’t figure out where it’s supposed to go. Or maybe she knows but just can’t seem to pin it on straight. Either way, what should be a joyous moment becomes awkward instead.
Fortunately, there’s a great way to avoid the awkwardness. Before the ceremony, pin the medal on the Scout’s uniform and then remove it. You’ll be left with two small pinholes that will serve as a guide for ensuring a straight, smart-looking fit.