Opening Flag Ceremony


• The Color Guard leader only needs to remember 21 words in this simple Presentation of the
• Boy Scout flag ceremonies are always led by the boys.
• You salute any time the US flag passes and until it is out of sight.


Color Guard leader brings room to order. (Raise the Scout sign if needed.)
The Color Guard leader walks to the front of the room and face audience.
Color Guard leader: "Will the Audience please rise?"
Give the audience time to rise.
Color Guard leader: "Color Guard, POST THE COLORS. SCOUT SALUTE."
Scouts carry the US & Pack flags walking double file.
Color Guard leader: "Please join us in 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."

Color Guard leader: "TWO."
Color Guard leader: "Please join us now in the Scout Law. Scout Sign. A Scout is…"
Color Guard leader: "Please join us now in the Scout Oath. On my honor…"
Color Guard leader: "TWO. Color guard, Retreat."
The color guard walks back out double-file to wait at the back of the room.
Color Guard leader: "Color guard, dismissed. Please be seated."
The Color Guard leader and color guard return to their seats.