There are many types of Flag Ceremonies and Folding the flag ceremonies. Today I want to share a few for you to take back to your troop. I recommend getting index cards and write out the standard flag ceremony commands on it so your ready at your meetings and events.
Here are a few other great ceremony ideas to use with your troop if you are not in need of flag ceremonies at this time:
- Hawaiian Bridging Ceremony
- Winter Bridging Ceremony
- Star Is Born Ceremony
- Stepping Stone and Wishing Well Ceremony
Standard Flag Ceremony
- Girl Scouts Attention
- Color Guard Attention
- Color Guard Advance
- Color Guard Present Colors
- Girl Scouts please join me in the Pledge of Allegiance (recites pledge)
- Girl Scouts please join me in the Girl Scout Promise (recites Promise)
- Color Guard Dismissed
- Girl Scouts Dismissed
Flashlight Flag Ceremony
Narrator (one, or more if your troop is large)
Four Flashlight Bearers (candles may be substituted)
Flag Bearer and Color Guard(s)
Color Guard advances with Flag and posts Colors. Lights are turned out so that the room is in total darkness flashlight bearers turn on flashlights (or light candies) and direct light toward flag.
NARRATOR: What you see here tonight represents the past, present, and future. The stripes of Old Glory stand for the original thirteen colonies. The stars represent the present 50 states. The light and warmth of the four lights you see shining here remind us of the four great freedoms – Freedom of the Press, Freedom of Assembly, Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Religion. Eliminate any one of these freedoms and our world would becomes darker and colder.
Narrator calls out the four freedoms slowly. As each is called a flashlight is turned off until the room is again in total darkness.
1. Freedom of the Press
2. Freedom of Assembly
3. Freedom of Speech
4. Freedom of Religion
NARRATOR: In this world of potential cold and darkness, of rule by a few, stands the United States of Americas Here the Four Freedoms do exist and are an example of warmth and light for all. Will you please join us in the salute to our flag? (Turn flashlights back on and direct light toward flag)
All – join in the Pledge of Allegiance.
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