scouts-l Mail Archive for June of 2000: Re: Flag Retirement styles
Jan Wright (justjanw@HOTMAIL.COM
Sat Jun 24 2000 - 23:41:11 CDT
Thanks for the post. You are probably correct in that, having
lived through that era, the ugliness of a rebellious burning
was profound to me and mine.
I would add that I have seen a troop of 30+ Scouts provide a
ceremony at a Camp Campfire. After the awards and tapout,
it was announced that the Ceremony for disposal of worn flags
would be performed. The audience was free to stay or go,
respectfully. The flags were large. It was explained that to
facilitate burning the flags would be unassembled. The parts
were placed on the campfire by each of the several groups of
Scouts for each of the several flags.
Problem: About 2/3 of the Scouts involved were later ill due
to inhaling toxic fumes. Don't know if it was due to
prevailing winds or what.
I had forgotten about that part till my oldest reminded me.
We just have to use our heads with the plastics and synthetics.
The ceremony was priceless in demonstrating group respect for
Troop 16 Corpus Christi
Don't know if it was due to prevailing winds or what.