Flag Ceremony

BasicĀ Flag Opening Ceremony

(have the scouts offstage, ready holding the flags. The US Flag is on the right, then State flag on the left.)

Leader: “Color Guard, Attention!”

Leader: “Audience, Please Rise!”

Leader: “Scout Salute! Those not in uniform, please place your right hand over your heart.”

Leader: “Color Guard, Forward March!”
(wait for color guard to reach the front)

Leader: “Color Guard, Halt!”

Leader: “Color Guard, Cross the Colors!”
(State flag stops. US Flag crosses in front of State flagĀ to left-most flag stand, then State flag advances. Wait for flag bearers to move to the flag pole stands)

Leader: “Please recite the Pledge of Allegiance!”

Leader: “TWO!”
(Everyone drops salute)

 

Leader: “Color Guard, Post the Flag of the United States of America! ”

Leader: “Color Guard, Post the Flag of Pack 356! ”

Leader: “Color Guard, Honor your Colors!”
(Flag bearers salute the US flag)

Leader: “Color Guard, return to ranks!”
(wait for flag bearers return to formation)

Leader: “Audience, Please be seated!”