So;it’s;that;time;already—time;to add the graduation cap to your extensive;homeschool;parent’s hat collection. Only on this oc-casion,;you;won’t;be;the;one;wearing
to this point, deftly swapping those of
teacher, principal, school nurse, guidance counselor, chauffeur, activities
director, school nutritionist, librarian,
facilities manager, and supreme sched-uler.;If;you;have;led;field;trips,;organ-ized;homeschool;dances;or;sports,;or
even planned simple birthday parties,
going to need it for this graduation cere-mony;;but;relax,;you;have;all;the;skills
and resources you need!
Like;most;of;you,;I;was;certainly;jug-gling hats when the time arrived, but
my very resourceful husband and I
managed to create a ceremony for our
son Nathan that he loved and recalls
you in the planning stages.
Some Venue Options
are willing to offer meeting space to
members for free—and free is excellent!
•;If;your;child;has;been;active;in;scout-ing, contact the venue that hosted
his or her troop to inquire about the
potential use of its space.
• Look into the availability of public
Scout ceremony. The right represen-
tative may invite your homeschool
or homeschool support group to host
a graduation ceremony at little to
to a neighborhood clubhouse; rental
is generally reasonable. You would
• Approach one or more potential
speakers for your event. Consider
scout leaders, youth ministers, grandparents, mentors, tutors, music teachers, etc. Is there a particular individual who has helped to mold your
your graduate respects and desires
minister and his former Scoutmaster
to say a few words at his graduation
important role models in his life, encouraging, counseling, and challenging him. Their input meant a lot to
him on his special day.
speaker(s). We gave each of ours a
tant, and their words were very aptly
to give a more personal gift. Each situ-
ation will be a little different, depend-
ing upon your relationship with the
Creating a Memorable
ABOVE: Nathan, Uncle Monkey Mike, Grandma
Mary, Cousin Megan, and Nathan’s baby sister,
BELOW: The Graduate and Cousin Megan!