Basic Flag Ceremony


Have the color guard in the back of the room, ready holding the flags. The US Flag is on the right, then State flag, then Troop flag on the left as the color guard is facing towards the front of the room - or, US Flag in front, followed by State, then Troop flag.

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 and Troop flags stop. US Flag crosses in front of other flags to left-most flag stand (as viewed from the audience), then State flag advances, then Troop flag. Wait for flag bearers to move to the flag pole stands.

Leader: "Please recite the Pledge of Allegiance!"

Leader: "TWO!"

Everyone drops salute.

Leader: "Scout Sign!"

Everyone raises right hand making the Scout sign.

Leader: "Please join us in reciting the [Scout Law, Scout Oath, Outdoor Code, ...]!"

This is where the ceremony can be customized by the scout in charge. Choose what to recite. Could sing a song such as 'America the Beautiful'...

Leader: "TWO!"

Everyone drops Scout sign.

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

Leader: "Color Guard, Post the Flag of the Great State of [your state name]! "

Leader: "Color Guard, Post the Flag of [Pack/Troop] 123! "

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!"