Re: Flag Ceremonial
Byron Hynes (bph@GOV.NT.CA)
Thu, 8 Sep 1994 14:14:29 MDT
> 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
I was responsible for arranging the flags at the National (Canadian)
Jamboree in 1993. We had 21 poles in a triangle and one higher one in front.
The tallest pole had the Canadian flag, the others had 10 provinces (in order
of entry into confederation), 2 territories, beaver, cub, scout, sea scout,
venturer, rover and World Scouting flags. That left two poles for what
we called "flags of the day" - foreign contingent national flags, for
the most part.
I believe it's commonly accepted international protocol that the
Host Country's flag can be in the position of prominence, without
insulting the others. (This was the case at expo 67 and 86, as
BUT... flying a guest nation's flag on a pole a little shorter (like
about a foot) than the host, is a much different thing than flying it
from the same halyard, tied below.
(We _used_ to have a protocol officer in this government - was handy
to ask her questions like this, but she retired, and "restraint" hit
the protocol dept.)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City