Flags Pathfinder Honour

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1. Describe what a flag is and list three uses of flags.
2. Know and locate the following parts of a flag:

  1. Canton
  2. Field
  3. Finial
  4. Flagstaff
  5. Fly
  6. Fly end
  7. Halyard
  8. Hoist side
  9. Truck

3. Know three important guidelines for the care and handling of your national flag.
4. Learn how to and practice folding your national flag.
5. Practice proper etiquette when saluting your national flag.

  1. In uniform while standing
  2. In uniform while marching
  3. In field uniform
  4. While wearing headgear
  5. When not in uniform

6. Draw the Pathfinder flag with emblem.

  1. Learn who designed the Pathfinder flag and who sewed the first Pathfinder flag
  2. Color your drawing with appropriate colors.
  3. Know the meaning of the emblem.

7. Draw the Christian Flag.

  1. Explain what the colors represent.
  2. Know what the emblem represents.

8. Know how to display the national, state and /or province, Christian, AY, and Pathfinder flags for each of the following occasions:

  1. Campsite when camping
  2. Platform for special ceremonies
  3. Church service for Induction, Investiture, and or Pathfinder Sabbath.
  4. Fair booth
  5. Pathfinder/AY Club meeting

9. Learn and share with your group the history of your country/island’s flag and what the colors and symbols on it represent.
10. Identify the flags of your Division and know what countries they represent

Skill Level 1
New in 2013

Flags, Advanced

1. Earn the Flags honor.
2. What is the study of flags called?
3. Know and identify the following basic types of flags and list one flag for each type.

  1. Badge
  2. Bicolor
  3. Burgee
  4. Canton
  5. Couped Cross
  6. Cross
  7. Pennant
  8. Quartered
  9. Serration
  10. Triangle
  11. Triband
  12. Guidon

4. Choose three national flags, including your own, that, combined, have all the following colors. On those flags, what do the colors represent:

  1. Red
  2. Blue
  3. Black
  4. Green
  5. White
  6. Yellow

5. Learn how to properly hoist and retrieve the following flags.

  1. National flag
  2. State/Province
  3. Pathfinder/AY
  4. Christian/Area (District or County)

6. Learn when and why a flag is flown at half staff.
7. What are the conditions that require a national flag to be lighted?
8. Teach proper techniques for folding and storing flags.

  1. National flag
  2. State/Province flag
  3. Christian flag
  4. AY/Pathfinder flags

9. Learn how to properly display your national flag in the following situations:

  1. Parade –alone, with another, or in a row of flags (US flag never dips)
  2. On a platform
  3. Vertically or horizontally on a wall
  4. On a casket
  5. In a group of flags on the same halyard
  6. Flags from two or more nations

10. Properly carry one of the flags in #8 as part of a Pathfinder color guard at a special event (parade, civic event, Pathfinder Sabbath).
11. Learn how to properly and respectfully dispose of a torn/worn national flag. Be part of a ceremony to properly dispose of a national flag.

Skill Level 2
New in 2013

North American Division
2013 Update