Mark Michalski (mam@AH.DS.ADP.COM)
Fri, 20 Oct 1995 12:57:39 EDT
I attended a Pow Wow meeting last night and a question came up to
the group that I have never heard of before, so I thought I'd post in the
hopes that someone had heard of it and could shed some light.
Here is the scenario:
A color guard presents the colors before a Troop meeting, places
them in the proper place at the front of the assembled Scouts. The
Scoutmaster who is 70+ years old, is adamant about the boys or
anyone, not crossing between the rectangular zone that
encompasses the US flag and the Troop flag. He calls it crossing the
colors. If a boy is caught crossing through this zone, he will stop him,
have him reverse his course and then have the Scout salute the colors
for 5 minutes in silence, (a whole different discussion!).
Now I was an Army Brat for 22 years (I'm 38 yrs old) and came up
through a post Pack & Troop and have never heard of it from my
father, on post, in the Pack or Troop nor can I find it in the US Flag
Has anyone heard of crossing the colors? Is it something that was in
place in the WWI or WWII period?
Inquiring scout minds would like to know.
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