I know this is up to the Scout’s counselor, but I wanted to see general opinion on here.
Our May Court of Honor was done virtually via zoom, and we had technical difficulties. It went fine, but we had to do some last minute changes and the MC’s brother (a scout in our brother troop) had to step in and do the lighting ceremony, because the Scouts had huge zoom issues and lagging. They did it well, and for a zoom COH, it was actually pretty great.
If the MC for the fall Court of Honor was able to splice together a video of the Court of Honor, instead of doing it live, would you count it? She would still plan, do the program, and act as MC, she would just record everything (and ask the individual participants to record their portions). Then we would share the video live instead of a Zoom presentation.
That way, she could also add in pictures of those receiving the awards. In the spring we got the awards to the Scouts ahead of time and then cut to them receiving the award. My son, who ran production and made all of those cuts happen will be away at college and unable to help with that this time.
All of this would be only if she would prefer to do it this way, because it is honestly more work for her than doing it live.
I am just curious if you feel this meets the heart of it, because I know part of the experience is being live. But, since the “audience” is a camera anyway, zoom is already different than live.
Let me know your thoughts.