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Old Yesterday, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Small gifts that are more memorabilia oriented are appropriate, but not necessary. Our troop usually gives some small token swag that represents the Eagle to the scout and family/friends usually give something like a memory display or swag type gift. Pens, tie tacks, that sort of thing. Biggest gift our son received, as part of the ceremony actually, he was presented a flag that had flown over the capitol by the SAR.

Honestly the best gift you can give if you're not a family member or part of the troop, is being there for his ceremony. I don't think these kids even realize how much it means to them until they actually get up there to receive the Charge and see their friends in the audience.
Thank you, I definitely will be there, told his mom I wouldn't miss it for anything...
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Old Yesterday, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Op, Gifts for this occasion are not expected but always appreciated.

Yes the box would probably be more appropriate from a mentor or family member. If you just want to give a token, I would go with a gift card inside a greeting card with a congratulatory note.

I found some small gifts like key rings etc on the Boy Scout website. Might do that and a card...

Thanks again...
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Old Yesterday, 10:25 AM
 
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This pocketknife would make a very fine gift. I received one when I got my Eagle, and I still treasure it today.


https://www.buckknives.com/licensed/
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Old Yesterday, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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This pocketknife would make a very fine gift. I received one when I got my Eagle, and I still treasure it today.


https://www.buckknives.com/licensed/

Thank you!! Good idea...
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Old Yesterday, 10:53 AM
 
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Swiss Army Knife or Multi-Tool.
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Old Yesterday, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I vote for the pocket knife.
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Old Yesterday, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Swiss Army Knife or Multi-Tool.

Knives seem to be a popular suggestion...wondering if he might have one already...he IS an Eagle Scout
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Old Yesterday, 11:18 AM
 
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Knives seem to be a popular suggestion...wondering if he might have one already...he IS an Eagle Scout

Knives for a man can be like shoes for a woman. More is definitely better.
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Old Yesterday, 12:03 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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My grandson is an Eagle Scout, but I donít remember any gifts. we just told him how proud we were of his accomplishment.

Truthfully, we knew the back story, and his accomplishment happened mostly because his parents pushed him.
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Old Yesterday, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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We give US Savings Bonds.

I think the Swiss Army Knife is a great idea.
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