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Ogden Boy Scouts troop to host flag retirement ceremony

By Staff | Jun 2, 2023

Tim Vandenack, Standard-Examiner

The flag of Boy Scouts of America Troop 4, based in Ogden.

OGDEN — U.S. flags get worn and tattered as time passes, and in a bid to give them a dignified end, a Boy Scouts of America troop in Ogden is holding a flag retirement ceremony on Tuesday.

The public is welcome and may bring U.S. flags ready to be retired. The event, hosted by Boy Scouts Troop 4 and Cub Scouts Pack 214, goes from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday and will be held in the east parking lot of the First Presbyterian Church of Ogden at 880 28th St.

In the solemn retirement ceremony, old U.S. flags are burned in a receptacle. If you have flags to be retired, please bring them early to Tuesday’s ceremony.

“Respect for our nation’s symbols is an integral part of being a reverent, responsible Scout. Thus we have specific rules for the appropriate retirement of the United States flag,” reads an online Boy Scouts explanation of the ceremony. “In fact, conducting a flag retirement ceremony is a very meaningful opportunity for Scouts and Scouters to reflect on the meaning of the flag as a great symbol of freedom.”

BSA Troop 4 is also using Tuesday’s event to provide information to those who may be interested in joining the group or learning more about it. Snacks will be provided.

For more information, call Paul Daily of BSA Troop 4 at 502-298-3659 or Monty Martinez of Cub Scouts Pack 214 at 801-920-3072.


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