Re: Flag Ceremonial
Matthew Adkins (msadkins@MTU.EDU)
Thu, 8 Sep 1994 18:31:11 EDT
> A gross violation of flag etiquette but perhaps an honest effort.
> When we had a foreign contingent visiting a summer camp many years ago we
> solved the problem by not displaying the state and council flags (we had a
> three pole arrangement with the center one highest). The US flag normally
> was flown from the center pole but in this case we left the center pole
> empty and flew the US flag from one outside pole and, I believe, Denmark's
> flag from the other. I believe the Danish Scouts saluted as the colors
> were raised but my memory is faint since that was before we landed on the
That's what we do at my council summer camp, Jim. A couple of
years in a row (not this last) we had a staff memmber from Australia.
We have three fl;ag poles (one highest in the middle; the other two
equal heighth) and we would put the US flag on the Staff's right and the
Australian flag on the other one.....Ozzie (the Scouter from Australia)
and one staff member would put up the Australian flag and two scouts
would put up the US flag....he alutes his flag we saluted ours...worked
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