Fairs Rallies and Camporees

 

Parade for Fairs and Camporees

Clubs will form up in designated position off the parade ground as shown in Parade Ground Layout for Fairs & Camporees. The parade marshal will take up position in front of the first club and give commands.

Parade Marshal: ‘’Parade, atten-TION. Clubs will march on parade, ……….. club leading. Quick MARCH’’.

The first club will march off on the command; other clubs will stand fast until their turn to move forward. Under the command of the club director, clubs will march-past the dais giving the ‘’salute’’ and ‘’eyes right’’, as in SALUTING at the MARCH-PAST. The commands ‘’eyes right’’ and ‘’eyes front’’ may be call by the director or a staff member marching at the rear of the club. The ‘’salute’’ and ‘’eyes right’’ is taken by an official guest, e.g., world youth director, divisional youth director, government official etc., who will take the salute.

Once past the dais, club directors will march their clubs to their assigned positions, bring them to a ‘’halt’’ and stand them ‘’at ease’’. When all clubs are in position and at ease, A TWO FLAG CEREMONY FOR FAIRS OR CAMPOREES (WITH A PARADE) is followed for the flag-raising ceremony.

Next is the presentation of club flags; see PRESENTATION OF CLUB FLAGS.

Parade Marshal: “Pathfinders, stand at EASE. Stand EASY.’’

The Parade Marshal turns to the Youth Director and they exchange salutes.

The Conference Youth Director then gives the welcome followed by prayer. Youth director introduces the guest of honour who will address the parade.

Parade Marshal: ’Directors, prepare for inspection”.
Parade marshal accompanies youth director and guest to clubs.One of the options for club inspections may be conducted at this point or before the parade. See INSPECTION OF PATHFINDERS AT FAIRS, PARADES OR CAMPOREES. When the inspection party returns to dais, the guest or youth director will comment on inspection. The youth director makes any announcements necessary concerning activities.
Parade Marshal: ‘’Pathfinders, atten-TION’’. Directors at your command’’.

Directors will then march their clubs to a position off the parade ground, bring them to the ‘’halt’’ and ‘’dismiss’’ them ready for activities. The parade marshal will advise where the club should be taken to be dismissed. An option may be to ‘’about turn’’ and march away from the dais.

OR

‘’Pathfinders, atten-TION. Dis-MISS’’’.

The Parade Marshal dismisses the parade. Pathfinders will turn right, count four beats of quick time, disassemble and move from the place of parade.

RAISING THE FLAG AT A CAMPOREE (without a Parade)

The national flag should be raised at 8.00am. It is usually undesirable to break into the camp program at this time and have assembly; therefore the flag is raised by a colour guard, without a parade.

More than one flag may be raised, for example the national flat and the camporee flag. In this case, two colour guards would be used. (The national flag is always raised first.) Each colour guard consists of three Pathfinders and is usually accompanied by the club director. They should be notified beforehand so they can practise their drill and be in full uniform. (Each sub-camp has a flag raising ceremony to raise the special sub-camp flag.)

The club director and colour guard marches to the assembly area (approx. thirty metres from the flagpole), and form up in rank. The parade marshal blows whistle (or air horn) at the flagpole. On the sound of the whistle, every Pathfinder within sight or sound of the flagpole, no matter what they are doing, turns towards the flagpole and comes to attention.

Club Director: ‘’Colour guard, atten-TION. Take POST”.
Colour guard takes one pace forward.
Parade Marshal: ‘‘’Colour guard, left or right TURN’’.
‘’Quick MARCH’’.

Colour guard marches in file, by the shortest route (or a route designated by the parade marshal, as commanded), to a position within three paces of the flagpole and marks time.‘’Colour guard, HALT. Left or right TURN’’.
The colour bearer steps forward to the parade marshal, who is standing beside the flagpole and salutes. The parade marshal hands the colour bearer the flag and salutes again, then steps to the flagpole, attaches the flag to the halyard and raises the unfurled flag to the masthead. (An alternative method is to have the flag already raised to the masthead furled. The colour bearer then jerks the lower halyard to unfurl the flag.) As the flag reaches the masthead (or is broken at the mast) only the club director and parade marshal salute. (A bugler may play ‘’Reveille’’ while the flag is being raised or broken).Colour bearer holds the halyard. After the salute, the halyards are tied together and fixed firmly around the cleat. The colour bearer steps back between the escorts.
Parade Marshal: ‘’Colour guard, left or right TURN. Quick MARCH’’.
Colour guard returns in file, by the shortest route (or a route designated by the parade marshal, as commanded), to the assembly area and marks time.
Parade Marshal: ‘’Colour guard, HALT ’’.
Parade Marshal: “Club Director, your colour GUARD”.
Club Director: “Sir”
The Club Director salutes the Parade Marshal, which is returned by the Parade Marshal, assumes control of the colour guard and marches them from the area.
Parade Marshal: Blows whistle (or air horn).
Club Director: ‘’Colour guard, atten-TION. Take POST”.
Colour guard takes one pace forward.
Parade Marshal: ‘‘’Colour guard, left or right TURN’’.
‘’Quick MARCH’’.

Colour guard marches in file, by the shortest route (or a route designated by the parade marshal, as commanded), to a position within three paces of the flagpole and marks time.‘’Colour guard, HALT. Left or right TURN’’.
The colour bearer steps forward to the parade marshal, who is standing beside the flagpole and salutes. The parade marshal hands the colour bearer the flag and salutes again, then steps to the flagpole, attaches the flag to the halyard and raises the unfurled flag to the masthead. (An alternative method is to have the flag already raised to the masthead furled. The colour bearer then jerks the lower halyard to unfurl the flag.) As the flag reaches the masthead (or is broken at the mast) only the club director and parade marshal salute. (A bugler may play ‘’Reveille’’ while the flag is being raised or broken).Colour bearer holds the halyard. After the salute, the halyards are tied together and fixed firmly around the cleat. The colour bearer steps back between the escorts.
Parade Marshal: ‘’Colour guard, left or right TURN. Quick MARCH’’.
Colour guard returns in file, by the shortest route (or a route designated by the parade marshal, as commanded), to the assembly area and marks time.
Parade Marshal: ‘’Colour guard, HALT ’’.
Parade Marshal: “Club Director, your colour GUARD”.
Club Director: “Sir”
The Club Director salutes the Parade Marshal, which is returned by the Parade Marshal, assumes control of the colour guard and marches them from the area.
Parade Marshal: Blows whistle (or air horn).

LOWERING THE FLAG AT A CAMPOREE (without a Parade)

The Club Director and colour guard, consisting of three Pathfinders per flag, march to the assembly area and form up in rank. The parade marshal blows whistle (or air horn) at the flagpole. All Pathfinders within sight or sound turn toward the flagpole and come to attention.

Club Director: ‘’Colour guard, atten-TION. Take POST”.
Colour guard takes one pace forward.
Parade Marshal: ‘’Colour guard, left or right TURN. Quick MARCH’’.
Colour guard marches in file, by the shortest route (or a route designated by the parade marshal, as commanded), to a position three paces in front of the flagpole and marks time.
Parade Marshal: ‘’Colour guard, HALT’’. Left or right TURN’’
The colour bearer and first escort, step to the flagpole and untie halyard. Only the club director and parade marshal salute as the colour bearer slowly lowers the flag. The first escort gathers the fly of the flag so that it does not touch the ground. (Bugler may play ‘’Taps’’ while flag is being lowered). While colour bearer ties halyard to pole, second escort joins first escort at flagpole.Escorts fold the flag and hand it to the colour bearer who, in turn, salutes the parade marshal, hands over the flag, salutes again, and then steps back between the escorts.
Parade Marshal: ‘’Colour guard, left or right TURN. Quick MARCH”
Colour guard marches in file, by the shortest route (or a route designated by the director, as commanded), to the original assembly area and marks time.
Parade Marshal: ‘’Colour guard, HALT’’.
Parade Marshal: “Club Director, your colour GUARD”.
Club Director: “Sir”
The Club Director salutes the Parade Marshal, which is returned by the Parade Marshal, assumes control of the colour guard and marches them from the area.
Parade Marshal: Blows whistle (or air horn).

PRESENTATION OF CLUB FLAGS

(Immediately following the raising of the two flags) Clubs remain ‘’at ease’’ during this procedure.
A side-drum/music may beat out the step as standard bearers march to the front of the parade.

Parade Marshal:

‘’Club standard bearers, prepare to present your club flags.” “Atten-TION.
Left and right TURN’’.
“Quick MARCH’’.

Standard bearers will march along the inside of the club marker flags; wheel at the centre, and march in pairs to the dais where they will separate again by a right or left wheel, to a position beside their appropriate flag holder, and then ‘’halt’’ (see diagram following).

Parade Marshal:

‘’Standard bearers, right and left TURN’’.
“Present FLAGS’’.

First bearer places club flag, steps back three paces and is followed by each bearer in turn. As each bearer steps backward he/she stands ‘’at ease’’. They will thus be in a straight line, facing the flags, when bearer is ‘’at ease’’.

Parade Marshal:

‘’Club standard bearers, atten-TION’’.
‘’Inwards TURN’’.
‘’To your clubs, quick MARCH’’.

Standard bearers will return to their clubs by the same route, halt in front of their club at the original position, smartly turn inwards facing the flags and stand ‘’at ease’’.

Following is a diagram plan showing the layout of parade ground and route of the colour guard and club flag bearers for opening and closing parades.

INSPECTION OF PATHFINDERS AT FAIRS, PARADES OR CAMPOREES

Sometimes a full inspection will not take place and the clubs will be reviewed from the front only.
In such cases, as the inspecting party approaches each club in turn, the club director comes to
‘’attention’’, turns about and gives the command: ‘’……. Club, atten-TION’’.

Then turns about and salutes the inspecting party.

As the inspecting party leaves, the director turns about and gives the command: ‘’…… club,
Stand at EASE’’.
The director then turns about and stands ‘’at ease’’.

When a full inspection is required the director comes to ‘’attention’’, turns about and gives the
Commands: ‘’….. club, atten-TION. Left TURN. Open Order MARCH’’. The director then turns about.
and salutes the inspecting party and follows the inspecting party through the ranks.

Upon completion of the inspection the director again salutes the inspecting party.
As the inspecting party leaves, the director turns about and gives the commands:
‘’ ……. Club, close order MARCH. Right TURN. Stand at EASE.’’ The director then turns about and stands ‘’at ease’’.

A TWO FLAG CLOSING CEREMONY FOR FAIRS OR CAMPOREES (WITH PARADE).

At a given signal, the Pathfinders take up their positions around the flagpole, for the closing ceremony.
Directors align their clubs and stand them ‘’at ease’’.

Parade Marshal:

Make sure that club flags have been returned to the flag-stands at the dais, if taken out during the Fair or Camporee.

After the awarding of the trophies and pennants, and any necessary announcements have been made, the flags are lowered.

All directors should have a pre-arranged colour guard properly drilled on flag-lowering procedure and in full uniform, in the event of their being selected for this honour.

Parade Marshal:

‘’Parade, atten-TION. Colour guards from the ……. And ….. clubs, FALL OUT’’.

The selected Pathfinders fall out, march to the front of the club, and form up as a colour guard in rank in front of the club flag bearer.

Parade Marshal:

‘’Colour guards, left and/or right TURN. Quick MARCH’’.

The colour guards will march in file, by the shortest route (or a route designated by the parade marshal, as commanded), to a position three paces in front of the flagpoles and mark time.

Parade Marshal:

‘’Colour guards, HALT. Left and/or right TURN”.
‘’Pathfinders, atten-TION’’.

The colour bearers step forward to the flagpoles, loosen the halyards and slowly lower the national and Pathfinder flags as the bugle sounds.

As the flags come down only the directors and those on the dais who are in uniform, salute. The bugler will play ‘’Taps.’’ One of the escorts steps to the flagpole and catches the fly of the flag to ensure that it does not touch the ground as it is lowered.

The flag is folded by the two escorts as the colour bearers tie halyards to poles. Escorts regain position after giving flags to colour bearers.

The colour bearers march over to the parade marshal, stop three paces in front of the parade marshal, salute and hand the flags to the parade marshal, take one step backward, salute, turn about and rejoin escorts.

Parade Marshal:

‘’Colour guards, left and/or right TURN. Quick MARCH.”

The colour guards will return to their clubs, by the shortest route (or a route designated by the parade marshal, as commanded), to the front of their club and mark time.

Parade Marshal:

“Colour guards, HALT. Fall IN’’.

Colour guards will take original positions and stand at ‘’attention’’.

The parade marshal or someone designated by him, offers the closing prayer.

Parade Marshal:

Directors, at your com-MAND’’.

Directors march their club off the parade area. At a place of their choice the director will ‘’halt’’ and ‘’dismiss’’ the club.

or

‘’Pathfinders, atten-TION. Dis-MISS’’’.

The Parade Marshal dismisses the parade. Pathfinders will turn right, count four beats of quick time, disassemble and move from the place of parade.

A TWO FLAG CEREMONY FOR FAIRS OR CAMPOREES (WITH A PARADE)

The national and Pathfinder flags will be correctly rolled ready for breaking at the masthead, before
the Parade begins. The halyard is fixed to the cleat on the flagpole. Two colour guards will be used.
Drum/music should beat out the step for colour guards.

Clubs should be ‘’at ease’’ on parade.

Parade Marshal:

‘’Colour guards from the ……. and …… clubs, atten-TION. Take POST”.

The selected Pathfinders march to the front of the club and form up as a colour guard in rank in front of the club flag bearer.

Parade Marshal:

‘’Colour guards, left and/or right TURN. Quick MARCH’’.

The colour guards march in file, by the shortest route (or a route designated by the parade marshal, as commanded), to a position three paces in front of the flagpoles and mark time.

Parade Marshal:

‘’Colour guards, HALT. Left and/or right TURN’’..

Parade Marshal:

‘’Pathfinders, atten-TION’’.

“Please all stand for the national flag”. All spectators stand while the national anthem is played.

The colour bearer of the colour guard for the national flag steps forward to the flagpole and breaks the national flag by jerking the slack halyard.

As the flag is unfurled only club directors and those who are in uniform on the dais, salute. The bugle will sound ‘’Reveille’’, followed by the national anthem.The salute will continue during the playing of the national anthem.

During the salute and the playing of the national anthem, the club flag bearers ‘’present’’ their Pathfinder flags. All other Pathfinders and staff members stand to ‘’attention’’. This includes the colour escorts. At the conclusion of the national anthem, the colour bearer for the national flag ties halyard and steps back between escorts.

The colour bearer for the Pathfinder flag will then step forward and break the Pathfinder flag. When this flag is unfurled, the parade marshal will step forward and ask all Pathfinders to repeat their Pledge and Law. This includes colour escorts. The Pathfinder song may be sung at this time.

At the conclusion of the Pledge & Law,(and Pathfinder song if sung) colour bearer ties halyard and steps back between escorts.

Parade Marshal:

‘’Colour guards, left and right TURN. Quick MARCH”.

The colour guards return in file by the shortest route (or a route designated by the parade marshal, as commanded), to the front of the club and mark time.

Parade Marshal:

‘’Colour guards, HALT. Fall IN’’.

Colour guards return to original positions in the club and stand at ‘’attention’’.

Parade Marshal:

‘’Pathfinders, stand at EASE’’.

Alternative parade for Fairs and Camporees

Clubs form up off the parade area and stand ‘’at ease’’.

Parade Marshal:

‘’Club markers, fall IN’’

Right-hand markers come to attention, march to designated spot, and stand ‘’at ease’’.

Parade Marshal:

‘’Pathfinders, on PARADE”

Pathfinders come to attention, march to places on parade ground and stand ‘’at ease’’.

The flag-raising ceremony now follows for the breaking of the Pathfinder and national flags. See A TWO FLAG CEREMONY FOR FAIRS OR CAMPOREES (WITH A PARADE)

PRESENTATION OF CLUB FLAGS then follows.

Parade Marshal: “Pathfinders, stand at EASE. Stand EASY.’’

The Parade Marshal turns to the Youth Director and they exchange salutes.

The conference youth director then gives the welcome followed by prayer. Youth director introduces the guest of honour who will address the parade.

Parade Marshal:

‘’Directors, prepare for inspection”.

Parade marshal accompanies youth director and guest to clubs.

One of the options for club inspections may be conducted at this point. See INSPECTION OF PATHFINDERS AT FAIRS, PARADES OR CAMPOREES. When the inspection party returns to dais, the guest or youth director will comment on inspection. The youth director makes any announcements necessary concerning activities.

Parade marshal takes up position in front of first club.

Parade Marshal:

‘’Parade, atten-TION’’. Clubs will pass in review, ……. Club leading.
Quick MARCH”.

The first club will march off on the command. Other clubs will mark time until their turn to move forward under the direction of the club director, marching past the dais and giving the ‘’salute’’ and ‘’eyes right’’ on the march, as in SALUTING at the MARCH-PAST.

Once clubs have passed dais, the club directors march their club to an area away from the parade ground. They then ‘’halt’’ and ‘’dismiss’’ their club, ready for activities.

Parade marshal takes up position in front of first club.