Re: Flag retiring
Matthew Adkins (msadkins@MTU.EDU)
Sun, 24 Apr 1994 21:21:45 EDT
> There was recently (a couple months ago) a discussion about how to
> "officially" retire flags. We are planning an "Honor America" day and I
> have two questions.
> 2. Their seems to be some confusion as to whether we as scouts can do this.
> Is it disallowed by national? I don't recall this being part of the
> original discussion, but I did skim through it quite fast at the time.
> Thank you in advance.
At MAckinaw Island SSC we retire flags every year as part of a
big ceremony.... I believe that there is even a published
ceremony on it from the BSA. The one we use however is military in
origin I think. As far as I know National has no problem with it as
long as the ceremony is done in a way that does not tarnish the scouts
image (like any of us would do that!)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City