Officers should carrying their staves in 1 of 2 ways and always in a vertical position.
2) Arm completely at his side (thumb pointing at the floor)
When in a procession during a Degree all carrying a staff should carry it in the same manner so a uniform look is maintained.
The Staff should NEVER be:
1) Used as a walking stick when moving about the room.
2) Slung over his shoulder.
3) Held at an angle, tilting forward (this runs the risk tapping whoever is in front of you in the head, and whoever is behind you in the shin).