POCKET PIECES: FOLDING THE CANADIAN FLAG

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    1x4gpwkr][color=red:1x4gpwkr][size=200:1x4gpwkr]LEADER POCKET PIECES: FOLDING THE CANADIAN FLAG[/size:1x4gpwkr][/color:1x4gpwkr]1x4gpwkr]
    1x4gpwkr][size=150:1x4gpwkr][color=green:1x4gpwkr]1st STITTSVILLE SCOUTS[/color:1x4gpwkr][/size:1x4gpwkr]1x4gpwkr]

    Welcome to the 1st Stittsville Scout Group “Leader Pocket Pieces” forum. Pocket Pieces are a series of checklists that leaders can use for their program activiites. Each checklist is designed to fit into the front pocket of the leader shirt, hence the name “Pocket Pieces”.

    There are there are several ways that you can fold the Canadian flag, depending on the type of ceremony that is being held. Scouts Canada provides basic guidance in the leader handbooks, but does not state a ‘definitive’ method for folding the Canadian Flag. After some research and discussion with Heritage Canada I have created a simple set of instructions in ‘pocket piece’ format, that our Troop uses for folding the Canadian flag at closing ceremonies. [u:1x4gpwkr]These instructions are based on the booklet that Heritage Canada sent to me. For unknown reasons, these instructions are not on their web site.[/u:1x4gpwkr]

    This method that I have documented is straightforward and provides a nice formal ending to our Troop Closing. It also challenges the youth to perform this act well in front of their peers.

    Each pocket piece contains a specific set of information that is designed to achieve two objectives:
    [list:1x4gpwkr]1. Provide a convenient, easy to use checklist of information the Scout leader can use without carrying around the leaders handbook.
    2. Quick reference material the leader can pull out of their front pocket and use at a moments notice, or provide as a reference to help another leader.[/list:u:1x4gpwkr]To use this pocket piece, download it and print it out. Fold it in two and use sticky tape to hold it together. Once you have used it, you can throw it away 1x4gpwkr](as the paper can be recycled)1x4gpwkr] or you can make a more permanent copy as follows:
    [list:1x4gpwkr]Laminating it with sticky tape
    Make a permanent copy by laminating it with 10 Mil plastic (staples)[/list:u:1x4gpwkr]
    1x4gpwkr]Heritage Canada References: 1x4gpwkr][list:1x4gpwkr]Further information on how to fold, display and carry the Canadian Flag can be found on the Heritage Canada web site as follows:
    1x4gpwkr]1x4gpwkr]Hertitage Canada:1x4gpwkr] http://www.pch.gc.ca/pgm/ceem-cced/symbl/df1-eng.cfm
    1x4gpwkr]Folding the flag: 1x4gpwkr] Contact Heritage Canada and ask for the booklet. Toll Free: 1-866-811-0055 Email: info@pch.gc.ca
    1x4gpwkr]Flag Etiquette:1x4gpwkr] http://www.pch.gc.ca/pgm/ceem-cced/etiqtt/index-eng.cfm
    1x4gpwkr]Rules for flying the Canadian Flag:1x4gpwkr] http://www.pch.gc.ca/pgm/ceem-cced/etiqtt/101-eng.cfm
    1x4gpwkr][/list:u:1x4gpwkr]1x4gpwkr]Other References1x4gpwkr]
    [list:1x4gpwkr]1x4gpwkr]Scouts Canada Leader handbooks [url:1x4gpwkr]http://www.scouts.ca[/url:1x4gpwkr]
    National Defence and Canadian Forces: [url:1x4gpwkr]http://www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/dhh-dhp/pub/oth-aut/pcf-cpd/index-eng.asp[/url:1x4gpwkr]
    Personal experience in Scout sections
    Information shared by other Scout leaders
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    Attachment: Pocket-Pieces-Folding-Canadian-Flag-v01.pdf

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