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(In this ceremony, four Scouts take part. Room is in complete darkness. Spotlight is on the flag with color guards on one side of room. Three colored candles [red, white, blue] are set on table.)


SCOUT I (lighting red candle): The red of my flag is the life- blood of brave men ready to die or worthily live for this, our country. 

SCOUT 2 (lighting white candle): The white of my flag is for .purity; cleanness of purpose, thought, word, and deed. 

SCOUT 3 (lighting blue candle): The blue of my flag is for truth and justice, like the eternal blue of the star-filled heavens. 

SCOUT 4 (all four salute): My flag-the flag of America, home of liberty, land of opportunity, where men of all races and creeds live in place and friendship together. 

SCOUTMASTER: Two! Lights! Troop will take the _____ formation. 

(Troop meeting proceeds according to plan.)






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