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Opening Flag Ceremony


"Color Guard, Post the Pack 59 Flag"

(Scouts start in back of Room, holding the flags. The U.S. Flag is on the right. The Pack Flag is on the left.)

"Color Guard, Attention!"
"Will the Audience, Please Rise!" Those in uniform, "Scout Salute"
For those not in uniforms, place your right hand over your heart

"Color Guard, Forward March!"(Wait for color guard to reach the front)
"Color Guard, Halt!"
"Color Guard, Cross the Colors!"
(U.S. Flag crosses in front of the pack flag to left stand, and then Pack Flag proceeds to the right stand.
Wait for flag bearers to move to the flag pole stands)

(U.S. Flag remains held by bearer)
 

 "Please recite the Pledge of Allegiance!"

 I pledge allegiance 
 To the Flag
 Of the United States of America
 And to the Republic
 For which it stands
 One Nation
 Under God
 Indivisible 
 With Liberty 
 And Justice
 For ALL
 
"TWO!"(Everyone drops salute)
  
"Scout Sign!" (Everyone raises right hand making the Scout sign or Cub Scout sign)
 
"Please join us in reciting the Cub Scout Promise"

"I 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."

The Cub Scout follows Akela,
The Cub Scout helps the pack go,
The pack helps the Cub Scout grow,
and The Cub Scout gives goodwill.

 
"TWO!" (Everyone drops Scout sign)

"Color Guard, Post the Flag of the United States of America!"
"Color Guard, Honor your Colors!" (Flag bearers salute the US flag)
"Color Guard, return to ranks!"(Wait for flag bearers return to formation; back to their seats)

"Audience, Please be seated!"