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Tall Flags Badge

(Discover Health and Fitness)

By Doreen Olson

 

Due to height restrictions for handling tall flags, this badge is only available to Otters and above.

 

Otters: Choose five requirements including the two starred.

_____*1.Be able to explain all safety rules when using a tall flag.

  • Always be aware of where your flag is and the space around you.
  • Keep a minimum of one flag pole length between you and anyone else at all times when twirling a tall flag.
  • Never toss your flag around other people or objects until you have mastered the trick.

_____ *2. Learn to perform at least three no-spinning moves with your flag.

 

Dolphins:  Choose five requirements including the two starred.

_____*1.  Do Otter requirements 1 & 2. What is the history of tall flags groups?  Where did they originate?  How many groups are there now?  What are the differences and similarities between baton twirling and tall flags?  What are the differences and similarities between being part of a color guard and a tall flags group?

_____*2. Learn to perform at least three spinning moves with your flag.

 

Butterflies:  Choose six requirements including the two starred.

_____*1.  Do Dolphin #1 and #2.

_____ 2.* To what health issues should tall flags troops pay attention?  What about nutrition & hydration?  Know what to do about bruises, blisters, sunburn, heat rash, heat exhaustion, and hypothermia.

 

Eagles:  Choose seven requirements including the two starred.

_____*1.  Do Butterfly #1 & #2.

_____ 2.* Do any tall flags camps exist?  How much do they cost?  Is there any other way to get concentrated training?  What major competitions are available for tall flags?

 

Owl:  Do 9 requirements including the 2 starred:

_____ 1. * Do Eagle requirements 1 & 2

_____ 2. * Teach someone how to do a skill from this badge or teach some knowledge about this badge to someone.   You can teach kids, your spouse, seniors, anyone, just as long as you are sharing your new found knowledge.   If for some reason you cannot teach what you have learned to someone else, you may choose an additional 2 optional requirements instead.

 

Optional Requirements:

_____ 3.  Help plan and put on a fundraiser for a tall flags troop.

_____ 4.  Be part of a tall flag team for at least three months and participate in a parade or performance.

_____ 5.  Learn what some good warm-ups and stretches might be before a practice.  Is there a time of day they might be more important?

_____ 6.  What are the modesty and practicality issues a team should consider when choosing their performance outfits?  What about price and durability?

_____ 7.  If you do not have a band to play for you, do some research equipment for playing the music for your team. Compare the costs as well as the performance and mobility of various listening devices.

_____ 8.  Choreograph a routine for a tall flag team.

_____ 9.  Teach a new trick, technique or part of a workshop to younger girls.

_____ 10.  Help sew some flags or performance outfits for a tall flag team.

_____ 11.  What material are the tall flag poles made of?  Why?  What is the price range?  What fabric is used in making the flags?  Why?

_____ 12.  Help sew some flags or performance outfits for a tall flag team.