This discussion topic is about the US Flag Code, the US Pledge of Allegiance, bugle calls, BSA flag ceremonies: opening and closing flag ceremonies, raising and lowing the flag on a flag pole, funerals and memorial services.
Chapter 2 of the Scout BSA handbooks are about Citizenship. In the Scouts BSA Handbook for Girls (39006, 2019 printing, SKU 684768), pp. 56-62, there is basic information for completing related advancement requirements and a simple flag ceremony.
Scouts BSA Advance Requirements (2019)
- Scout: 1f. Repeat from memory the Pledge of Allegiance. In your own words, explain its meaning.
- Tenderfoot: Citizenship - 7a. Demonstrate how to display, raise, lower and fold the U.S. flag.
- Second Class: Citizenship - 8a. Participate in a flag ceremony for your school religious institution, chartered organization, community, of Scouting activity. - 8b. Explain what respect is due the U.S. flag.
The interesting traditions behind how the American flag is flown are explained in the BSA publication Your Flag, No. 33188. This pamphlet also explains flag ceremonies in more detail.
Previous discussion and References
- Pledge of Allegiance (2018-2019) - Should Cub Scouts salute during Pledge of Allegiance?
- Coats during flag salute (2018)
- Flag ceremony (2017) - on Tiger Cub outing
- Is a Cub Scout during flag ceremony supposed to remove the cap/hat? (2015-2018)
- Silly Etiquette Question (2016-2018)
- Skipper’s Flag? Commodore’s Flag? (2019) - US ensign (flag) and Sea Scout BSA officers/ flags