Displaying your new Eagle Scout’s memorabilia on a table in the reception area is a great way to personalize an Eagle court of honor. Nothing shows how much a Scout has grown better than his first, impossibly small uniform shirt!
Putting together such a display can be time consuming, however, and it’s always hard to figure out how to display small, loose items like patches and pins. You certainly don’t want everything to blow away when someone opens a door.
A great solution is to use a tri-fold display board like those that crop up at science fairs. These come in both cardboard and foam versions and range in price from $8 to $16. I recommend the foam version if you plan to use pins or staples to attach patches; otherwise, the items may fall off.
Another option is to use the sort of polystyrene boards you see on houses under construction. (Insulfoam is one brand name.) These tend to be bright pink for some reason, but you could easily cover them with cloth in a more subdued color. They cost about the same as foam tri-fold boards but give you more room to work–4 feet by 8 feet instead of 3 feet by 4 feet.