Flag Ceremonies

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There are many more elaborate flag ceremonies in addition to those for special circumstances:
There are many more elaborate flag ceremonies in addition to those for special circumstances:
* [http://www.usscouts.org/ceremony.asp Ceremonies] at USScouts.org
* [http://www.usscouts.org/ceremony.asp Ceremonies] at USScouts.org
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* [http://www.seascout.org/ Sea Scout Ceremonies]
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* [http://www.scouter.com/compass/Meeting_Activities/Ceremonies/Flag/ Flag Ceremonies at the Scouter Network]
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* [http://www.scoutorama.com/ceremony/ceremony_display.cfm?cer_id=11 Formal opening and closing flag ceremonies]

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Contents

Boy Scout Opening Flag Ceremony

There is a one-page printable version of this ceremony.
Notes
  • The Color Guard leader only needs to remember 21 words in this simple Presentation of the Colors.
  • Boy Scout flag ceremonies are always led by the boys.
  • You salute any time the US flag passes and until it is out of sight.
Ceremony
Color Guard leader brings room to order. (Raise the Scout sign if needed.)
The Color Guard leader walks to the front of the room and face audience.

Color Guard leader: "Will the Audience please rise?"

Give the audience time to rise.

Color Guard leader: "Color Guard, POST THE COLORS. SCOUT SALUTE."

Scouts carry the US & Pack flags walking double file.

Color Guard leader: "Please join us in the Pledge of Allegiance."

"I pledge allegiance to the Flag
of the United States of America,
and to the Republic for which it stands:
one Nation under God, indivisible,
with Liberty and Justice for all."

Color Guard leader: "TWO. Color guard, Retreat."

The color guard walks back out double-file to wait at the back of the room.

Color Guard leader: "Color guard, dismissed. Please be seated."

The Color Guard leader and color guard return to their seats.


Boy Scout Closing Flag Ceremony

There is a one-page printable version of this ceremony.
Notes
  • This is a sample of a simple ceremony to Retrieve the Colors.
  • You salute any time the US flag passes and until it is out of sight.
  • "Retrieving the Colors" is putting the flag away.
  • "Retiring the Colors" is used flag when a flag is to be disposed.
Ceremony
The Color Guard leader brings room to order. (Raise the Scout sign if needed.)

Color Guard leader: "Will the Audience please rise?"

Let audience rise.

Color Guard leader: "Color Guard, Advance."

Color Guard goes to front of room and divides up equally beside each flag.

Color Guard leader: "Color Guard, Retrieve the Colors. SCOUT SALUTE."

The color guard walks back out double-file.

Color Guard leader: "TWO"

"Audience, thank you for joining us."
"Color guard, dismissed."


Cub Scout Opening Flag Ceremony

There is a one-page printable version of this ceremony.
Notes
  • The Denner only needs to remember 21 words in this Presentation of the Color.
  • A Den Leader can fill in if no boy is comfortable leading the ceremony.
  • You salute any time the US flag passes and until it is out of sight.
Ceremony
Cubmaster brings room to order. (Raise the Scout sign if needed.)
The Denner and Assistant Denner walk to the front of the room and face audience.

Denner: "Will the Audience please rise?"

Give the audience time to rise.

Denner: "Color Guard, POST THE COLORS. SCOUT SALUTE."

Scouts carry the US & Pack flags walking double file.

Denner: "Please join us in the Pledge of Allegiance."

"I pledge allegiance to the Flag
of the United States of America,
and to the Republic for which it stands:
one Nation under God, indivisible,
with Liberty and Justice for all."

Denner: "TWO. Color guard, Retreat."

The color guard walks back out double-file to wait at the back of the room.

Denner: :"Audience, thank you for joining us. Color guard, dismissed."

Denner and Assistant Denner and color guard return to their seats.


Cub Scout Closing Flag Ceremony

There is a one-page printable version of this ceremony.
Notes
  • This is a sample 25-word ceremony to Retrieve the Colors.
  • A Den Leader can fill in if no boy is comfortable leading the ceremony.
  • You salute any time the US flag passes and until it is out of sight.
  • "Retrieving the Colors" is putting the flag away.
  • "Retiring the Colors" is used flag when a flag is to be disposed.
Ceremony
Cubmaster brings room to order. (Raise the Scout sign if needed.)
The Denner and Assistant Denner walk to the front of the room and face audience.

Denner: "Will the Audience please rise?"

Let audience rise.

Denner: "Color Guard, Advance."

Color Guard goes to front of room and divides up equally beside each flag.

Denner: "Color Guard, Retrieve the Colors. SCOUT SALUTE."

The color guard walks back out double-file.

Denner: "TWO. Audience, thank you for joining us."

"Color guard, dismissed."


See also

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