Many words are synonymous with Girl Scouting, including cookies, camp, crafts, leadership and patriotism. Flag etiquette is one of the many important skills Girl Scouts learn and as a result, troops are asked to perform flag ceremonies in the community during special ceremonies, luncheons and parades. This Flag Day, Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council, one of the largest councils in the U.S., is giving you tips on the proper ways to display your U.S. flag.
GSSJC guidelines on handling a U.S. flag:
Display of the U.S. flag is governed by law to ensure that it will be treated with the respect. This is known as the United States Flag Code. Some of the rules most useful are:
Flag Day is celebrated on June 14 and commemorates the adoption of the U.S. flag, which took place on that day in 1777.
For more information about flag etiquette, GSSJC recommends visiting usflag.org. To request Girl Scouts to perform a flag ceremony for your organization, contact the Council’s customer service hotline at 713-292-0300.
Girl Scouts of the USA is the world's preeminent organization for girls, with a membership of more than 3.2 million girls and adults. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Chartered by GSUSA to provide Girl Scouting locally, Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council is one of the largest Girl Scout councils in the country serving more than 61,000 girls served and nearly 18,000 adult members in 26 southeast Texas counties. GSSJC is a United Way affiliate agency.