Scout graduation cords are something that are worn on graduation day and at other commemorative events for high school seniors to show recognition to students who have worked hard for years to earn honors in scouting ranks in various scouting programs throughout America. The color of the cord worn at graduations varies for each school and school district, so it is best to check which cord a scout wears where you live before ordering. Some schools and districts have eagle and scouting recipients wear their school's service honor cord. Service Graduation Cords can be of any color depending on the school's discretion.
An obvious color for a graduation cord to be worn by boys in scouts is Red White and Royal Blue. These colors are reflected in the highest honors that can be earned in medals and badges of scouting programs in the United States of America.
Other popular colors for scouting cords are royal blue and gold or simply gold. These color combinations are recommendations based on conversations we have had with school administrators and scout leaders purchasing cords for their graduates. Cords provided on this website are not sold or endorsed by, official products of, or in any way related to the Boy Scouts of America or the National Eagle Scout Association. For more information on those organizations, visit their respective websites.
At some schools and school districts there is some debate as to whether or not an honor cord should be worn at graduation for scouts. One argument against it is that it is not an academic award. An argument for it is that it is something that takes a lot of time and dedication, and provides meaningful service, during a boy's high school years and should be applauded. Only 2% of scouts rise to the highest ranks. Since the scouting award isn't awarded to members of an exclusive high school fraternity, many high schools still consider it a valid award at graduation.
Students who have achieved their eagle are often very successful in other service area as well. Make sure you recognize them with Red Cross honor cords if they qualify.
Girls involved in scouts may also quality to wear scout graduation cords at their graduations.
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