How do we build Flags?

Hey there!

Have you been asking yourself, “How do we build these Flags” or “I wonder what is Flag Build Day all about?”; Well, you are not alone!

We have fielded numerous questions regarding Flag Build Day, so here is exactly what we will be doing and where we need help.

  • Hole Drilling 2-3 Volunteers. One volunteer will mark the hole locations on the big 10-foot flag poles. Another Volunteer will use a Drill Press to drill the holes. A third volunteer would be beneficial to move & wrangle the long poles.
  • Bolt Cutting1 Volunteer needed. We have a metal cutting bandsaw to cut the eye bolts used to attach the flag to the pole and cut the 3″ rebar that we will sink next to the PVC pipe when installed at the customer's house.
  • PVC Cutting1 Volunteer. Long PVC pieces will be cut down to 12″ lengths using a Miter (Chop) Saw.
  • Assembly1-2 Volunteers. Attaching the flags to the poles using eye bolts and a 7/16″ wrench. Roll the Flag for storage.
  • Transport1-2 Volunteers. Help with carrying parts to the Assembly station as well as storing the Flags in the storage room.

As you can see, there isn't just a whole lot of areas where young Cub Scouts can help. Especially when you consider they might be doing the same thing for 90 minutes. Feel free to let your scout stay home for this event if you feel it is better for you or your scout. There will be several heavy tools and machines in use, and we do not want any accidents due to scouts running around or distracted adults.

Please let us know you are coming so we can prepare accordingly. Bring your own water, gloves, eye protection, and ear protection if you have them.

See you tomorrow at 9:30 AM!