Hello Scouting Families!
I hope everyone had a great first day back at school! In less than two weeks, on Saturday, August 26th, flags will need to go out for Labor Day and 9/11. We are approaching the process a bit differently this time around. Rather than zones based on your Scout's Den number, we have put together a SignUp Genius with all Route numbers and Neighborhood names. We hope this will make it easier for more families to participate. Sign up will be on a first-come basis, so if you have a preference, please complete your signup ASAP using the link below:
Our flag subscription fundraiser pays for all of our Scout's belt loops and awards, helps fund our campouts, Pinewood Derby, and all other activities like our Summer Overnighter. It is very important that all families participate in some way throughout the year. We realize some may not have a vehicle that can transport flags, so you may not know how to help. Each neighborhood has two signup slots available. We encourage you to sign up with another family to help deliver flags in the neighborhood of your choice. This would be extra helpful on some of our larger routes. You may sign up for as many routes as you'd like!
As a reminder, Scouts need to be in their Class A uniform. Locate the PVC pipe in the ground – the curb or road should be marked with a blue fleur de lis. With a parent or another Scout, carefully unroll the flag, making sure to not let it touch the ground, and gently place the pole into the PVC pipe in the ground. Scouts should then step back and salute the flag with the Scout salute.
We appreciate all our parents do to help run this program, and we're looking forward to another great Scouting year!
Pack 359 Committee Chair