Flag Raising 2

 

Script

Leader: Fall In!
People take their respective locations on Parade grounds
Leader:Attention!
Everyone goes to an attention stance
Leader: Color Guard, Forward March!
Color Guard move forward at a uniform pace with uniform steps starting with the left foot until next command is given
Leader: Color Guard, Halt!
Color Guard steps with left foot then stops.
Leader: Prepare to Raise the Colors!
Color Guard separates to prepare the flag pole and to unfold the flag. One person should be designated the Pole funner and they prepare the flag pole while the remaining two or three people unfold the flag. The person holding the Stars end should clip on the flag with the top clip first and work down until all clips are attached and wait for next commands
Leader: Raise the Colors, Scout Hand Salute!
Everyone except color guard salutes the Flag as it is raised.(if music is played the Pole Runner should wait until the music begins to start raising the flag) Color Guard raises the flag quickly and as soon as the flag is in no danger of touching the ground everyone except the Pole Runner should salute. When Pole Runner is finished and has secured the flag pole they return to line and salute also.
Leader: Two (if music is played this command should not be given until the music has ended)
Leader: Color Guard, About Face!
Color Guard should turn in a clockwise rotation with one swift movement so they are facing back towards the Leader
Leader: Color Guard, Forward March!
Once again, Color Guard starts with the left foot and marches at a uniform pace with uniform steps back to the Leader until next command is given
Leader: Color Guard, Halt!
Color Guard once again steps with left foot then comes to stop
Leader: Color Guard, About Face!
Once again Color Guard turns clockwise in one swift movement to face the Flag Pole
Leader: At Ease
Every one is allowed to return to at ease stance but does not leave the spot they are on.

Equipment / Preparation

1 Standard size American Flag
1 Standard Flag pole
Four People in Complete Field Uniform
(One is the Leader, the other three are the Color Guard)

CommentThis Flag Raising Ceremony is most appropriate at Camps at Morning Flags as should occur directly preceding the morning meal.

ContributorDylan Klenske

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Date Entered01-Oct-2007

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