What to Wear to an Eagle Scout Ceremony

If you’re attending an Eagle Scout ceremony this week, you’ll want to look your best. Read on for What to wear to an eagle scout ceremony, ideas for eagle scout ceremony and how to plan an eagle scout ceremony. The ceremony is a celebration of the young man who has reached the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America, and as such it’s important that everyone present feels comfortable and confident in their attire. If you are attending a ceremony in which friends and family members will be wearing their Sunday best, it’s important that you do the same. If you don’t have anything formal to wear, try borrowing something from a friend or family member that’s similar to what they’re wearing. You can also rent formal wear through companies like Rent The Runway and Rent The Dress.

What to Wear to an Eagle Scout Ceremony

If you’re like most Eagle Scouts, you have a well-earned reputation for being prepared. You know that the Eagle Scout ceremony is a big deal, and you want to make sure you look your best when you walk across that stage.

That’s why we’ve put together this guide to help you choose what to wear to an Eagle Scout ceremony. We’ll teach you how to pick out a suit that fits your style, how to avoid making any serious wardrobe mistakes, and what accessories are most appropriate for the occasion.

You’ve been waiting for this day your whole life. The day when you finally get to stand up in front of all your friends and family, and give a speech about what it means to be an Eagle Scout.

This is a big deal, and you want to look your best. But how do you know what to wear?

In this blog post, we’ll discuss what makes for a good outfit for an Eagle Scout ceremony, from suits to dress shirts and everything in between.

The Eagle Scout ceremony is a momentous occasion, and not just for the young man who’s reached this milestone. The entire family is invited, and it’s an honor to witness the hard work that went into attaining this rank.

There are no special dress codes for the eagle scout ceremony—it’s a celebration of what your son has accomplished, so you can dress up or dress down as you wish. However, we do recommend that you wear comfortable shoes and clothes that won’t restrict movement during the activities of the day.

If you’re going in winter, dress warmly because it can get chilly outside!

As a boy, I was always fascinated by the idea of becoming an Eagle Scout. The uniforms, the badges, the ceremony—it all seemed like a dream come true. But as I got older and began working on my own merit badges, the idea of being part of this prestigious organization seemed more and more unattainable.

Proper would be to dress nicely and if you’re an Eagle Scout, wear your Eagle Scout medal on your pocket or lapel… although on the lapel would look weird even though that’s what the official spot is for non-uniform wear. Unofficially, wear your old uniform with Eagle Scout medal (if an Eagle Scout)

How to Plan an Eagle Scout Ceremony

The Dan Beard Council Eagle Court of Honor will be held at the Cincinnati Masonic Center located at 317 E. 5th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 on Saturday, February 5, 2022. We ask all Scouts and guests to join us at 1 PM to check in.

Upon arrival, Eagle Scouts should check-in with a member of the Eagle Scout Association at the Eagle Scout check-in table. Parents should pick up their child’s Eagle packet which includes recognition items and additional details about the event.

Following the class portrait, parents are invited to take their seats by 1:50 PM. If anyone has limited mobility, a staff member will be present to assist them. Our ceremony begins at 2 PM and will concludes at 4 PM.

We ask that all Scouts dress in their Full Class A Uniform for this event. Guests and adults are asked to dress business casual or in Class A Uniform. We look forward to seeing you on February 5, 2022 to celebrate the recent Dan Beard Council Eagle Scout Class!


U.S. Senator Rob Portman was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio where he was in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. The son of an Eagle Scout, Senator Portman learned at an early age about the values instilled by the Scouts. 

He has served Ohio in the U.S. Senate since 2010. Previously, Portman served in two Cabinet level roles as U.S. Trade Representative and Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and 12 years as the Representative of Ohio’s 2nd congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives. In Congress.

Portman has been a leader on issues affecting the Cincinnati community and the State of Ohio, including working across the aisle to boost jobs and the economy, combating the addiction epidemic, fighting human trafficking, protecting the Great Lakes ecosystem, fighting for fair trade, and so much more. He currently serves as the top Republican on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and also sits on the Senate Finance Committee, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the Joint Economic Committee.

Jane Portman has been a leader in the Cincinnati community since their marriage in 1986. A current trustee and former Chair of the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Board, Jane was named “Woman of the Year” by the Cincinnati Enquirer in 2014. She has also served as a volunteer tutor, a driver for Meals on Wheels., and as Director of Communications for the Greater Cincinnati Foundation.

Together, Rob and Jane have three adult children, Jed, Will, and Sally, and two hunting dogs, a 4 year old Labrador named Huckleberry. and a one year old Field Spaniel named Moose.


Portman challenges scouts: Help our nation ‘by coming together’

U.S. Senator Rob Portman told a crowd of more than 300 people at the Cincinnati Masonic Center in downtown Cincinnati last weekend that he hopes the scouters who were being recognized do a better job of aligning our country than what’s happening in Washington, D.C., right now.

The Dan Beard Council, Cincinnati’s Boy Scouts of America organization, Feb. 5 recognized 308 scouts who overcame numerous pandemic obstacles over the last year to earn scouting’s highest achievement, the rank of Eagle Scout. The council recognized Portman and his wife, Jane, as the class honorees, and they both spoke to the audience.

“Whether you go into the trades, or business, or law, or healthcare, or teaching, whatever you do, certainly politics, take the [Scout] Oath with you, take the [Scout] Law with you,” said Sen. Portman, who has announced his retirement at the end of this year, to the 2021 class of Eagle Scouts.

“You are leaders, and you are going to be able to influence other people,” he said. “And you can help to ensure that our great country continues to move forward by being more unified, by coming together.”

The Eagle Scout award is a performance-based achievement whose significance is well recognized. Only about 8 percent of all scouts who join a Scouts BSA troop earn the Eagle Scout rank. To receive the Eagle Scout rank, a Scout must complete 21 merit badges in various life skills, serve in a leadership role, and fulfill various requirements in the areas of leadership, service, and outdoor skills. In addition, the Scout must also give leadership to a team of volunteers to complete a service project for a community organization. These projects account for thousands of hours of community service and donated materials to provide beautification projects and physical property enhancements at local non-scouting organizations throughout a community.

What NOT to Wear to a Wedding (and 17 Perfect Looks to Try Instead)

Weddings these days have fewer and fewer fashion rules than in decades past, which can be great, but also makes things a tad more complicated. Many of today’s brides are passing on traditional gowns in favor of elegant pants or jumpsuits, the occasional groom skips the typical black tux for a pastel suit, and even bridesmaids are ditching the cookie-cutter dresses for something they can wear over and over again. This means guests *also* have just as much freedom with their styles.

But before you whip out any outfit and call it a day, there are a few things to remember while getting dressed in order to still be respectful of the ceremony and the people getting married. Some of the rules are pretty straightforward and easy to follow (e.g., what colors to avoid), while others require a little more outfit planning—like figuring out what the heck “beach-formal attire” means.

1. Don’t wear white.

…or off-white, or really, really pale blue. Swann says that lighter colors tend to photograph white, and knowing how your look will photograph is just a general thing to be aware of, BTW. Avoiding white should be a no-brainer, but it still bears saying—unless the bride has specifically requested that guests wear it.

Want to wear something close to white? Try a neutral!

2. Try to avoid wearing the bridal party’s colors.

Swann recommends that you stay away from colors that match the wedding (unless otherwise stated) so you don’t look like you’re part of the bridal party. How can you determine this? “You can tell what the color scheme for the wedding is from the invitation or the wedding website, which gives an idea of what direction the couple might be going.” If you’re still unsure, you can always ask the bride or a bridesmaid!

Wearing something printed can help avoid matching the bridal party, since, traditionally, most bridesmaids wear solid colors. (…Though some brides are opting for patterned bridesmaid dresses so it really depends!)

X REVOLVE Eliana Dress

3. Don’t go *too* casual.

Even if the wedding has a more low-key dress code, I promise you: It is not that casual. Meaning no sweats, jeans, T-shirts—you get my point. “If you have to choose between being underdressed or overdressed, it’s always better to be overdressed,” Swann explains.

But she also insists that if you are truly baffled by the dress code and have no idea what to wear, you should absolutely reach out for help. “I encourage people to embrace that awkward moment and ask for an example from someone in the wedding party, whether it’s the bride, the groom, or the bridal party.

If you are looking for something that skews more casual but is still fit for a wedding, go for any of the simple yet stylish outfits below which can easily be dressed up or down.

4. Don’t go too casual with pants.

So you wanna wear pants? Totally fine! Just make sure they’re dressy enough for the nuptials. Start with tailored trousers and a polished blouse, or make things easy for yourself by grabbing a matching blazer. Pant suits are a great way to go, or you can coordinate the color of your pants with your top, like this monochrome moment.

5. Cover your shoulders when applicable.

Is the ceremony taking place in a church or in an institution with a more modest dress code? Swann says, above all, it’s important to remember that weddings are a sacred occasion. Be respectful of where the vows are being exchanged, and you can always bring a shawl or sweater to cover yourself.

6. Be aware of your neckline.

On that same note, I’m always here for a great cleave moment, but weddings are generally a bit more family-friendly, so it’s probably best to save your J-Lo-level Versace dress for a different occasion.

“Not only will the couple be there, but there may be extended family members, including grandparents,” Swann says. “You certainly don’t have to wear something that is old fashioned—you can stay on trend—but remember that part of the wedding itself may be a very religious occasion as well, so there is some modesty that could be expected.”

Not saying don’t do a deep V, just don’t be asking “how low can you go?” Here’s a plunge that should still work.

7. Avoid going overboard.

Even if the wedding is a ~dress to impress~ event, the last thing you want to do is outdo the people getting married! Prints and fun colors are definitely okay, but make sure you’re not taking over the spotlight.

“There’s a difference between wearing a cocktail dress that’s really cute for the club and wearing a cocktail dress that that’s meant for a wedding,” Swann explains. “The outfit you select should not draw too much attention away from the couple.”

A cowl neck midi is a chic choice.

8. Rethink the sparkles.

Along those lines, sometimes not outshining the couple can mean skipping something super glitzy—unless it’s specified, or if it’s a black- or white-tie affair. Of course you wanna win best-dressed guest, but you don’t want everyone’s eyes to be on you…and off the bride.

9. Don’t go against the dress code.

Yes, Swann confirmed that it’s *usually* better to overdress than underdress. But read the room: Don’t wear a tux or a ballgown to a backyard wedding—in that case, it’s better to keep it a little more low-key.

Swann also says the location has a lot to do with what you should wear. “For example, if it’s a destination wedding, then you know that you’d be wearing resort-style attire. If it’s going to take place at a high-end hotel, then that’ll give you an idea of the theme.”

The other indicator that helps determine your style is the time of day the ceremony is taking place. “Earlier in the day, you’re going to find that the attire is going to be less formal, which means more bright colors and flowy fabrics. Later in the evening is when you’ll get to that formal attire where you have black and gold hues, beads, and sparkles.” Of course, this is all generally speaking, but these are good guidelines to follow.

If you’ve got a beach wedding you’re attending this summer, here’s a cute option!

10. Skip the rips and holes, even intentional ones.

It’s usually wisest to save anything super distressed or with frayed edges for other occasions. But if you like the idea of showing a little unexpected skin, consider a stylish cutout. As Swann points out, you don’t have to completely forgo trends, either.

This style is the perfect mix of trendy yet appropriate. Plus, the breezy linen material will keep you cool during an outdoor ceremony.

11. Be strategic about your choice of shoes.

Comfort is important, especially if you plan on turning up on the dance floor. But wearing flip flops to the ceremony? Probably not the move, maybe unless it’s a casual, toes in the sand beach wedding. If you know there is going to be a long walk from one point to another throughout the festivities, Swann says comfy flat shoes (flip flops or otherwise) that you can slip in and out of quickly might be good to bring—but only for those in between moments!

Also, if the nuptials are happening on grass, Swann suggests wearing wedges or heels that have a thicker sole so you won’t sink in the ground when you walk. “Get that information in advance, and don’t feel as though you’re bothering the couple or bothering the party by asking these sorts of questions—they want you to be comfortable,” Swann says.

Consider any of the below shoes depending on the location and overall vibe.

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