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Flag Ceremony With Parent Promise


PERSONNEL: Flag bearers for the American and Pack flags; color guard for flags; speaker. If there is an uneven amount of color guard, the American has precedence and should have the most guards.

EQUIPMENT: American and Pack flags, flag stands.

ARRANGEMENT: Stands in place up front. Flag bearers and color guard are in the rear. Speaker comes forward when the Cubmaster calls the meeting to order.

SPEAKER: Attention! Will all please rise. Color guard, Present colors. Color guard advance from the rear of the room with flag bearers in front, followed by guards. The American flag should always be on the marching right in the procession.

SPEAKER: Hand salute! All salute. Speaker's eyes follow the American flag until it is in position in front. Flag bearers and color guard take position in front near flag stands. They stand at attention, facing the audience. The flags are held vertically.

SPEAKER: All please join me in the Pledge of Allegiance. The Pack flag is lowered slightly. Bearers or color guard do not salute or repeat pledge.

SPEAKER: Two! Color guard post the colors. the pack flag is placed in its stand, then pack flag bearer and color guards salute it and step back into place. The American flag is then posted; its bearer and guards salute it and step back.

SPEAKER: Color guard, retire! They walk to the back of room with the speaker following them. Will every parent join with these new Cub Scout parents in repeating with me:

"We, the parents of a Cub Scout, promise to assist our son to earn the Cub Scout badges. We will be faithful in our attendance at pack meetings and will assist in every way possible as we help our sons to do their best."

All sit down except the new Bobcats and their parents.

Now because each of you parents helped your son earn the Bobcat badge, you will award it to him and give him his certificate.

Make the presentations.

Boys, welcome again to Pack (number). Now please turn to face the audience. Will all Cub Scouts rise and make the Cub Scout sign?

Let us all repeat the Cub Scout Promise:

I (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.


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