Flag break, flag fall ceremonies

Flag break

  • Duty patrol ensure flag is ready to unfurl.
  • At attention
  • Duty patrol leaders step forward to the flag
  • They release the flag 
  • They step back 1 meter
  • All salute the flag
  • The return to their patrol / position
  • At ease
  • Instructions start for the night

Flag fall

  1. Notices
  2. At attention
  3. Duty patrol leaders step forward to the flag
  4. Lower the flag (catch the flag and drap it over the quarter deck fence)
  5. Sing together the lyrics
    • Day is done, gone the sun,
    • From the sea, from the hills, from the sky;
    • All is well, safely rest, God is nigh
  6. Dismissed


  • Scouts form lines of their patrols, with PL at one end, and APL at other end.


  1. Go south (to the other end of the hall, quiet and ready)
  2. Pack Pack Pack (The call to formation around the flag)
  3. Cubs quickly and quietly assemble in a semi circle around the flag, shoulder to shoulder.
  4. Variation: Cubs may practice leading the scout promise or demostrate a knot to be selected as the patrol leader of the day.