Re: Girl Scouts - Salute the Flag?
Lisa A. Varner (lavarner@JUNO.COM)
Thu, 25 Jul 1996 23:12:58 EDT
On Thu, 25 Jul 1996 11:44:00 CDT "Turba, Thomas N RV"
>that the Girl Scouts, even though they were in uniform with blue >vests
and blue pants, did not salute the flag during flag ceremonies. >
Instead, they gave respect by putting their hands over their >hearts.
This was true of the Girl Scout leaders as well.
>Is this something unique to the group that was with me? Or, is >this
what girls are taught in the Girl Scouts program?
Yes, the GSUSA Junior Girl Scout Handbook (I don't have the brand new
SALUTING THE FLAG
You stand at attention and salute by placing your right hand over your
*when the flag is being raised or lowered
*when the flag passes you in a parade
*when you say the Pledge of Allegiance
*when "The Star-Spangled Banner," the American national anthem, is played
People salute only the flag of their own country. If you are ever in a
situation where people from another country are saluting their flag, just
stand at attention.
Lisa Varner <<email@example.com>>
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