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Flag Ceremony

An important aspect of Scouting is learning proper respect and treatment of the United States flag. Scouts should conduct opening and closing ceremonies to mark the beginning and end of each meeting or event. To help leaders prepare the Scouts, we've provided some information here.
       
The Color Guard consists of a leader who directs the Color Guard and flag bearers who carry the American and Pack or Den flags. The leader stands near the flag stands and the flag bearers wait at the back of the room for the ceremony to begin.
       

OPENING CEREMONY

 
CLOSING CEREMONY

LEADER: Please stand at attention for presentation of the colors.

LEADER: Color guard, present colors.

LEADER: Salute.

LEADER: Post the colors.

LEADER: Please join me in the Pledge of Allegience.

(Recommended part of ceremony)
LEADER - showing the Scout sign: Please join me in the Cub Scout Promise (or Law of the Pack, or Motto).

LEADER: Two.

LEADER: Color Guard dismissed.

 

LEADER: Color Guard, retire the colors.

LEADER: Salute.

LEADER: Two.

 

 

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