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Anyone have a ceremony that you have used to say adios to a retiring scoutmaster and inducting the new scoutmaster?

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Never done the scoutmaster changeover. Ours has been there more than 30 years. However, we base our SPL changeover on the military's change of command ceremony. Old ASPL/SPL on one side new on the other. Separated by maybe 6 or 7 feet. Troop flag close by. SM says a few words about the outgoing boys and a few about the incoming and his expectations and makes any presentations (I make a certificate of approeciation and a letter of reference for the outgoing SPL and present them at that time). Then, old ASPL removes troop flag from holder and passes to outgoing SPL. Old SPL hands to new SPL and while both are hold ing it gives congrats or wishes good luck etc. New SPL hands flag to new ASPL who replaces it in the flag stand. Normally in the military the old commander would make a short speach prior to the flag exchange thanking his troop and wishing them well. The new commander would make a short speach after the exchange letting his new command know his thoughts, feelings, and expectations for the future. The whole event normally takes about 15-20 minutes in the military or about 5-10 for the SPL's.

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Thanks for the responses. We'll definitely use them!

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