Pack 353 Cub Scout Flag Ceremony Protocol

FLAG BEARER: The person who carries the flag(s) - one flag per person. Hold the staff at a slight angle in front of the body. The Bearer of the United States flag marches at the front-right of the column (front only if marching in single file). Flag Bearers stand silent and at attention throughout the ceremony and does not repeat the Pledge of Allegiance nor sing the National Anthem.

COLOR GUARD: They guard the honor of the flag and watch to see that the flag does not touch the ground. They stand behind the flag bearer, or to each side if in a line of more than one flag. Two per flag is traditional, but any number may be used. They stand silent and at attention throughout the ceremony and do not repeat the Pledge of Allegiance nor sing the National Anthem.

COLOR GUARD COMMANDER: The designated Scout who "calls out" the parts of the ceremony. Stands in front and to one side of audience.

FLAG PLACEMENT: In an auditorium, the United States flag is placed to the speaker's right when on the stage (or to the audiences' left). The second flag (if used) is placed on the opposite side.
[Prior to the Flag Code changes in 1976, the display procedure was somewhat different. Now the staffed flag should always be placed to the right of the speaker (audience’s left) without regard to a platform or floor level.]

Color Guard Commander Script – Opening Ceremony

Colorguard, Attention!
Will the audience please rise?
Hand salute!
  (Scout salute if in uniform; hand on heart if not in uniform)
Colorguard, advance!
 (wait for colorguard to reach the front and face the audience)
Everyone, please join me in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.
 (repeat Pledge of Allegiance together)
TWO!  (this is the signal that everyone may put their hands down)

Cub Scout Sign!  (Scouts raise right hand making the Cub Scout sign)
Cub Scouts, please join me in saying the Cub Scout Promise:

I, (your name), promise to do my best,
to do my duty to God and my country,
To help other people,
and To obey the law of the Pack.
TWO!

Colorguard, post the colors!
Colorguard, dismissed.
The audience may be seated.

Color Guard Commander Script – Closing Ceremony

Will the audience please rise?
Colorguard advance.
Colorguard, retire the colors.
Audience salute.
  (wait until flags leave the arena)
Dismissed.