Eagle Scout Graduation Cords PictureBoy Scouts of America or the National Eagle Scout Association. For more information on those organizations, visit their respective websites.

Red White and Blue Honor Cords are also often given out for French honor societies, students who have enlisted in the military, veterans and members of ROTC or JROTC.

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 an individual'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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