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    • True but the BSA is demanding a new and broader agreement than before so prudent folks will reevaluate the risk reward structure in light of the BSAs current political, financial, and legal environment.
    • Battery operated "candles" might be an option, although they would pretty much need to be turned on at the beginning of the ceremony (the Scouts wouldn't have the fun part of lighting the candles). Another version I have seen is where each Scout has his or her own candle (like a votive candle).  And as the Scout earns a new rank, the Scout moves his / her candle up a ladder (each ladder rung represents a rank). A very simple candle candelabra could be made out of a small log kind of like this:  
    • Congratulations! I completely understand re the kids and their amazement at the word "no."  As a former JROTC instructor, I saw the same dynamic.
    • I lived and made it home.  But there were kids this weekend that looked at me like I was crazy and it was their first time EVER.  When I used the word "No".
    • At my older kids' Troop, they lit 12 candles as they explained each point of the Scout Law, and then a 3-tiered candle for the Scout Oath. I always thought that was kinda cool but I don't know what the girls will think of it.  We might not be able to do candles in the school where we usually meet, but we can schedule the COH for one of the times we are meeting at an alternate location (sometimes the school isn't available and we meet at the park or in a conference room at the Council office).  We only have 6 Scouts so far, although we are gearing up to at least triple our size with the graduating Webelos girls from the various packs and that's if only a fraction of the eligible girls cross over - we are the only troop for girls in town that is accepting new members.  I like the idea of a slide show in the long run. Right now I'm not sure where we'd find the equipment. Maybe the Council office will have some if we use that location.  I'll talk to the SPL about it and see what she'd like to do.  Thanks for all the awesome suggestions. 
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