Boy Scouts of America is one of the very few organizations that has an official code for flag retirement.
At 6:30pm this Saturday, September 11, Troop 502 will be following this code in conducting a ceremony to retire national flags that are worn beyond repair. Scouts please arrive at 6 p.m. to help prepare – meet in the parking lot in front of Hammill Hall.
All scouts are encouraged to participate and reflect on the meaning of America’s flag as a great symbol of freedom.
As the Boy Scout Handbook explains, “As the symbol of America, it stands for the past, present, and future of our country. It represents our people, our land, and our many ways of life.”
Family and friends welcome and encouraged to attend.
Please bring camp chairs.