(a) Length of pace shall be determined by checking the Standard Bearer marching over a measured distance of 4.7m during which time the Standard Bearer should not march less than nine paces or more than eleven paces. Any team forced to march at an incorrect length of pace through the action of the preceding team shall not be penalised.

Judging (maximum deduction 4 points)

(a) Three judges shall be appointed and designated A, B and C and shall assume the judging positions as detailed in the diagram.
(b) Each judge shall allot faults on the following basis:

  • (i) Incorrect length of pace ………………………………………………………..4 faults
    (Standard Bearer marching less than 9 paces or more than 11 paces over 4.7m or 3.6m for U/14and under)