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Seen during a celebration in Poland, in the recent visit of Pope John Paul II.
Antonio Gutiérrez G., 14 June 1999
That flag is the flag of the Polish Catholic Scouting Organisation.
A more accurate version is at the following URL:
Robert Czernkowski, 15 June 1999
Trusting that Antonio Gutierrez image was not so inaccurate anyway, I'd ask about the evident similarity between this flag and the Templar's "beausant"... Any monk warrier order connection I'd expect in Poland would be with the Teutonic Knights, not with the Templars...
Antonio Martins-Tuvalkin, 24 June 1999
This Polish organisation is a member of the "Union Internationale des Guides
et Scouts d´Europe" (or "Féderation du Scoutisme Europeen").
Homepage at: http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/C_Velten/fsepenf.htm
The Italian branch (at http://www.fse.it/italia.html) describes two types of the flag:
Ole Andersen, 14 July 1999
by Ivan SacheScout movement founded on 9 January 1946 by P. Géraud-Keraod on the model of the Urz Goanag Breiz, and merged in 1962 in the European Scouts. Its flag was a green field charged with a yellow circle and a Scandinavian black cross fimbriated with white, the whole representing a Celtic cross. Rectangular and triangular flags were used.
Ivan Sache, 29 June 1999
by Ivan Sache
According to P. Rault, in Ar Banniel #6 (Summer 1998), p. 23, the
movement also used a white flag with a black cross voided through and
seven black ermine spots in canton.
The ermine spots had an unusual 'art deco' pattern (a triangle, one
vertical and two horizontal dashes).
Ivan Sache, 27 February 2001