Honoring Our Flag
Personnel: 15 Cub Scouts, American flag bearer, Cubmaster
Equipment: American Flag, 7 red crepe paper streamers, 6 white crepe paper streamers, blue crepe paper rectangle, white cardboard five-pointed star.
(Seven Cub Scouts, each carrying a red crepe paper streamer, march in single file onto stage. In turn, each boy displays his streamer. It should reach from his head to his feet.)
7 Cub Scouts: (in unison) We are the seven red stripes in our flag. For hardiness and valor we stand.
(6 Cub Scouts enter, each carrying a white crepe paper streamer, and duplicate the actions of the first group. They stand alternating with the boys holding red stripes.)
6 Cub Scouts: We are the 6 white stripes in our flag. For innocence and purity we stand.
(A Cub Scout enters, carrying the blue crepe paper rectangle, which he holds up as he stands to the right of the first boy holding the first red stripe.)
Cub Scout: Now look at me, the field of blue. For vigilance, perseverance and justice true.
(Next Cub Scout enters carrying the large white star. He holds it against the blue field.)
Cub Scout: I am a five-pointed star shining bright. One for each state. When united, we have might.
(Flag bearer enters carrying the American Flag. He stands near group that made the crepe paper flag.)
Cubmaster: Behold the emblem of our country...the greatest flag of the greatest nation of the world. May it ever wave over free and liberty-loving people. May it ever represent the highest ideas of American boyhood and manhood. May its stars and stripes, blessed by God and glorified by the blood of our patriots, ever support the principles of democracy in America and around the world.
Cub Scout: Would you please rise and join me in saying the Pledge of Allegiance.