Boy Scouts of America Troop 87 will be conducting a flag disposal ceremony on Wednesday August 22, 2018 at Camp Miakonda at 5600 W Sylvania Ave, Toledo, OH 43623. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m., and is open to the public.
The United States Flag Code 36s 176(k) states: “The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem of display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.” This solemn ceremony is designed to show Scouts and citizens of all ages how to provide for disposal of unserviceable flags in a dignified manner.
Everyone is invited and encouraged to take part in this moving ceremony. Those who attend will come away with a great sense of pride and learn something they may not have known about our country and our flag.
If anyone has a flag that is tattered or torn (no longer “serviceable”), they can bring it to the ceremony or drop it off in the lobby of the Scout Service Center at Camp Miakonda, 5600 W Sylvania Ave, Toledo, OH 43623.
The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness. For over a century, the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes — and, through over a century of experience, knows — that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.