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Flag Retirement

Did you know the Boy Scouts of America is one of the very few organizations that have an official code for flag retirement? Respect for our nation’s symbols are an integral part of being a reverent, responsible Scout; thus we have specific rules for the appropriate retirement of the United States flag. 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. Read more here from ScoutingWire, BSA’s official news site.

Public: flag needs to be retired?

Members of the public who have worn American flags in need of retirement may bring them to the Frank Fickett Scout Training and Service Center during normal business hours. Many Scout units will perform flag retirement ceremonies as a public service.

Scout units: retiring a flag

Retiring a United States flag is one of the most sacred duties entrusted to our organization. If your Scout unit is interested in conducting a flag retirement ceremony, please contact us using the form below. This will help us try and have your flag(s) ready when you arrive.

Flag Retirement Request Form

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