PERSONNEL: Narrator and 6 or more Cub Scouts
EQUIPMENT: American Flag, record player, recording such as "America the Beautiful" or "This is My Country", Pack flag.
ARRANGEMENT: The color guards advance the flags in the normal manner while the patriotic record is playing. They come to the front and stand at attention, facing audience while narrator reads the ceremony. The record player volume should be turned down to provide background music during narration.
NARRATOR: The heritage of freedom that is ours today was won on the battlefields of yesterday by men who pledged that future generations of Americans might live unshackled by the bonds of the past, that they might walk, head erect, in a new world - with new ideas - new remedies for ancient ills - and in a climate free from fear.
"We hold these truths to be self-evident" wrote Thomas Jefferson "that all men are created equal".
Those were words destined to ring down the corridors of time.. words which would stir the conscience of mankind.