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  • #65441 Reply

    Candace

    I have a question regarding a specific aspect of the indoor flag ceremony. When posting two flags (such as the American Flag and the pack flag) which flag is posted first? We can only find a few resources which all have conflicting information (leaders guide says pack, council says US etc.) and most places I look (such as the Bryan on Scouting post about flag etiquette or BSA “Your Flag” book) don’t even address the issue for indoors.

  • #65480 Reply

    JHT

    I found this info at the following site: https://www.tnars.org/pdf/Honor_Guard_Conducting_Your_Flag_Ceremony.pdf

    It says:

    After the Pledge of Allegiance the command is given “Prepare to post.”
    Other flags are returned to vertical and all flags are positioned over the flag
    holders. Command is given “Post colors.” All flags are placed in holders at one
    time.

  • #65481 Reply

    JHT

    I found this link – https://www.tnars.org/pdf/Honor_Guard_Conducting_Your_Flag_Ceremony.pdf

    It says:
    After the Pledge of Allegiance the command is given “Prepare to post.”
    Other flags are returned to vertical and all flags are positioned over the flag
    holders. Command is given “Post colors.” All flags are placed in holders at one
    time.

  • #69913 Reply

    Karen

    Our Pack also posts all flags at the same time, at the command – Color guard, post the colors. In the procession, the US flag leads.

    Just do your best!

  • #82708 Reply

    Mary

    According to the US Flag Code the US Flag should always be higher than any other flag. Therefore, the US flag is posted last (keeping it higher) it is retrieved first (keeping it higher)

    In an outdoor ceremony it goes up staff first and the others follow (keeping it higher) It comes down last (keeping it higher)

    7(c) No other flag or pennant should be placed above or, if on the same level, to the right of the flag of the United States of America, except during church services conducted by naval chaplains at sea, when the church pennant may be flown above the flag during church services for the personnel of the Navy. No person shall display the flag of the United Nations or any other national or international flag equal, above, or in a position of superior prominence or honor to, or in place of, the flag of the United States at any place within the United States or any Territory or possession thereof: Provided, That nothing in this section shall make unlawful the continuance of the practice heretofore followed of displaying the flag of the United Nations in a position of superior prominence or honor, and other national flags in positions of equal prominence or honor, with that of the flag of the United States at the headquarters of the United Nations.

  • #82707 Reply

    Mary

    According to the US Flag Code the US Flag should always be higher than any other flag. Therefore, the US flag is posted last (keeping it higher) it is retrieved first (keeping it higher)

    In an outdoor ceremony it goes up staff first and the others follow (keeping it higher) It comes down last (keeping it higher)

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