The Old Guard of Summit is governed by a set of by-laws and accompanying procedures that have evolved over the years and are collected into a single document called the By-Laws and Procedures Manual, affectionately known as The Blue Book. It continues to evolve.
You can browse or download a PDF copy of the current Blue Book here: TheBlueBook.pdf
Please Note: Navigation hyperlinks appear throughout this 110-page manual. Every page contains a right-pointing, blue arrow icon at the top that is a hyperlink to the Table of Contents, and every entry in the Table of Contents is a hyperlink back to a place in the document. The text also contains some internal cross-links as well as hyperlinks to certain external resources.
All of these links are tested and are believed to work properly when the document is opened with the free Adobe Reader app or with the Microsoft Edge web browser. The links may or may not work with other 3rd party PDF readers, apps, and plugins.
Please also Note: There are currently six pages in the Blue Book that are used as stand-alone forms for conducting certain parts of Old Guard's week-to-week activities. We encourage members always to use current versions of these forms, as contained in the latest version of the Blue Book posted online here -- since they change over time. Although they can be easily printed as single pages from the full PDF file, they are split off here as stand-alone single-page PDF files, for the sake of convenience:
Whenever feasible, please print fresh copies of these forms from this webpage rather than photocopying old versions! You can check version numbers on these forms to know if you are using the current version. If you think a form needs to be updated, please let the Director know.
In addition, the following section is reproduced as a convenient stand-alone document: