The flag, correctly folded for breaking, is hoisted to the top of the flagpole by the Patrol Leader or Unit Leader before the ceremony or activity opening.
The Unit is called into a circular formation, and to “Alert”.
The person raising the flag (pre-determined) walks to the flagpole and, without saluting, holds the loose side of the rope, at the same time saying “Unit, face the flag”.
The member holding the rope says: “Unit, Salute”, and at the same time pulls down on the rope, breaking the flag, and then steps back to salute the flag with the rest of the Unit.
The salute ends when the member at the flag brings their hand down from the salute
All youth and adult members return to their standing positions around the ceremony formation, and the person leading the ceremony asks the Unit to “Stand at ease” while any announcements, activity discussions and proceedings occur.
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