Flag Ceremony

Simplicity is the keynote of any flag ceremony; emphasis should be on respect for the flag rather than on the commands or techniques. Some questions to be addressed when planning a flag ceremony:

  1. Who will carry the flag?
  2. Who will be the color guard?
  3. Who will give the directions for the ceremony?
  4. What song shall we sing? Who will sound the pitch and start the song?
  5. Do we want a poem or quotation? Who will say or read it?
  6. After the Pledge of Allegiance, shall we say the Promise and Law?
  7. In what order should we do all of these things?
  8. When should we practice this?
  9. Where will the flags be placed at the end of the ceremony?

Download this packet to help with flag ceremonies in your troop!