Scouts-L Mail Archive for September of 1999: flag etiquette
Dick, Sheldon Mr.
Wed, 8 Sep 1999 11:08:25 +0200
> i disagree with the suggestion that ALL wood badge flags be folded in a
> to do so, i believe sends the wrong message.
> we don't (or should not) SALUTE all flags (and they are not raised with
> the national standard, but after it) .
> we pay honors only to those flags which ever served as the flag of the
> united states. That includes the hand salute, and the triangular folding.
> other (non US national) flags, are NOT saluted, and should not be triangle
> the united states is the only country of which i am aware - which has a
> flag folding standard. we honor OUR flag when we follow ths custom.
> i believe that procedure should be limmited to national flags of the
> united states.
> we do no country a dishonor by NOT folding their flag in a triangle. (if u
> have ever been to a foreign retreat, see how they fold their flag!)
> a procedure is to fold the flag in a rectangle, (suggested 1/2 lengthwise
> two times, thjen 1/2 width-wise twice)
> at wood badge, when we raise or lower the queen anne flag, for example,
> and do NOT salute it or fold it triangularly, that sends a message that
> there IS a difference! (used to be called "guided discovery"!)