Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Department / Camp Job Descriptions

Color Bearer

The purpose of the office of Color Bearer is to care for the Camp/Department colors and to assist the Camp/Department Guide during the Camp/Department meeting.


Camp Color Bearer . The activities of the Camp Color Bearer should include: (1) Placing the altar cloth and an unopened Bible on the altar prior to the opening of the Camp; (2) Placing station banners at the stations prior to the opening of the Camp; (3) Assisting the Guide in ascertaining if everyone present is entitled to remain for the Camp meeting; (4) Presenting the United States Flag during the Pledge of Allegiance by the Camp; (5) Attending to the altar and stations by removing altar cloth, Bible and station banners following the close of the Camp; (6) Becoming familiar with the duties of the office as set forth in the Order's Ritual and Ceremonials.

Department Color Bearer. In addition to the duties listed for the Camp Color Bearer, the activities of the Department Color Bearer should also include: (1) Encouraging each Camp to obtain and use at all Camp meeting the United States Flag, an altar cloth, Bible and station banners; (2) Encouraging each Camp to display the United States Flag at all Camp ceremonies; (3) Encouraging each Camp to maintain its United States Flag and the ritualistic equipment in a clean and appropriate condition.

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Position description last updated August 1999