Re: Flag Ceremony
Ed Darrell (EDarr1776@AOL.COM)
Tue, 18 Feb 1997 16:03:24 -0500
In a message dated 97-02-18 10:35:25 EST, Nancy Rector asked:
<< A Cub Scout is standing by the flag with a scarf tied over his mouth,
tied with another scarf and one over his eyes. As the leader removes each
scarf, a statment is made having to do with freedoms.
Has anyone heard of this one? I want to use is for our Blue and Gold on the
Haven't heard of it before. Guessing that mouth is freedom of speech, eyes
are freedom of the press, and hands are freedom of religion. These roughly
correspond to the freedoms secured by the First Amendment, which the flag
You can surely invent something. When you do, consider the actual words of
the First Amendment: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment
of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the
freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to
assemble and to petition the Government for redress of grievances."
When you gather at a Blue and Gold, if you open with prayer, you exercise all
but press and petition freedoms: Freedom of religion, freedom of speech,
right to peaceably assemble.
You might want to group these freedoms into freedom to think, freedom to
believe, and freedom to act. You might take the gag/blinders off in this
order: Eyes; hands, whereupon the Cub salutes the flag; then mouth,
whereupon the Cub leads the Pledge of Allegiance.
Ed Darrell, Duncanville, Texas
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City