Eagle scout project – Flag Retirement Ceremony

On April 17 we went to Daniels Park, where Jared held a flag retirement ceremony. To retire a flag by burning it, you first tear it into 14 pieces. Each stripe is a piece and the field of stars is a piece. You then lay each stripe on the fire as it represents one of the thirteen original colonies. After all of the stripes have been burned you kiss the field of stars and lay it on the fire. However, remember that Boy Scouts are one of the only groups allowed to retire an American flag.

Eagle scout project – Flag Education (& funny hat night)

One of our scout’s has an Eagle project to collect tattered and torn flags, then retire one of those flags in a retirement ceremony.  Here are pictures of the education night describing the flag, it’s history, and the project to collect them. There are also pictures of signing off on rank requirements and a Scout Master conference.  And it was “goofy hat night” so some scouts are wearing goofy hats.

Camp Chris Dobbins Trip

In March, Troop 873 went camping at Camp Chris Dobbins at Peaceful Valley, joined by many of our brand new scouts.  The new scouts earned their Scouter Rank and received Totin’ Chip and received their Firem’n Chit.  Many kids also earned some of their First and Second Class rank requirements.  One of the requirements they earned is the 5 mile hike.  They hiked around the Peaceful Valley Campsite.

Blue & Gold Dinner / Crossover

Here are some pictures from the February 19th Pack 872 Blue & Gold Dinner and Crossover where 2nd year Webelos joined Troop 873 and another Highlands Ranch Troop.  Hawkquest visited and brought an Eagle, and a couple kinds of hawks. One of the centerpieces for the table was a collection of Boy Scout rank advancement cards and other memorabilia from a grandfather who was a Boy Scout.