St. Paul Cub Pack 226 and Scout Troop 226 observed Veterans Day on Saturday, November 9th with a Flag Retirement Ceremony at their camp on the IDA property in St. Paul.
The Flag Retirement Ceremony began with the playing of the National Anthem. Next, the Scouts of Troop 226 led everyone in a recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance and explained what the stars, stripes, and colors of the flag stand for.
When a Flag has been soiled, tarnished or has become tattered through years of use it is respectfully destroyed by burning.
Pieces of the Flags to be retired were handed out to be placed them in the fire by those in attendance.
In the final step a single scout places the field of blue and stars into the fire and the Scouts and Leaders salute.
Below are more scenes from Saturday afternoon.
Earlier in the day Pack and Troop 226 members received Rank and Achievement Awards. Those receiving recognition were:
Bobcat Badge: Aiden Moore, Carson Rose, Brody Hamilton, Josie Stutzman, Conner Worley, Sophie Cathey, Bella Deel, Easton Buffalow, Payton Townes, Jimmy Crawford, Connor Boone, Keaton Peake, Braelyn Phillips, Mason Wright, Cory Langley, Drake Meade, Braiden Holbrook and Jackson Holbrook.
Tiger, Jungle Adventure: Easton Buffalow, Braelyn Phillips Mason Wright, and Cory Langley.
Lions, Animal Kingdom Adventure: Richard Funk, Grayson Harvey, Asher Miller, Nathaniel Laney, Kensley Young, Brantley Hughes, Greyson Phillips, and David Langley.
Beat the Drum Adventure: Aiden Ward, Brody Hamilton, Josie Stutzman, Bella Deel, Braiden Holbrook, Connor Boone.
Call of the Wild Adventure, Council Fire Adventure, and Cyber Chip: Mason Bradley, Clayton Luther, Conner Worley, Sophia Cathey, Drake Meade, Noah Harvey, Jimmy Crawford, Keaton Peake, Carson Rose.
Lions Honor Adventure: Richard Funk, Grayson Harvey, Asher Miller, Nathaniel Laney, Kensley Young, Brantley Hughes, Greyson Phillips and David Langley.
Games Tigers Play Adventure: Easton Buffalow, Mason Wright, Cory Langley, and Braelyn Phillips.
Cyber Chip Emblem: Easton Buffalow, Mason Wright, Braiden Holbrook, Jackson Holbrook, Cory Langley, Braelyn Phillips
Stronger Faster Higher Adventure: James Funk.