Boy Scout Troop 1571 flag retirement ceremony June 14

POULSBO — Boy Scout Troop 1571 will conduct an American Flag Retirement Ceremony on June 14, 7 p.m. at Muriel Iverson Williams Waterfront Park.The ceremony, in commemoration of Flag Day, is open to the public.

Troop 1571 is accepting worn U.S. flags for retirement. Worn U.S. flags may be placed in the gray plastic bin in front of First Lutheran Church of Poulsbo.

Flag Day was established June 14, 1923, the same day that the National Flag Code was adopted by the National Flag Conference providing regulations concerning the display of the U.S. flag.

On June 22, 1942, Congress passed a resolution codifying the Flag Code in U.S. Code Title 36 Chapter 10. The Flag Code provides that when the flag “is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, [it] should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.” This has become the American Flag Retirement Ceremony.

Troop 1571 is a fully chartered and accredited troop in the Boy Scouts of America. The charter was granted by the Chief Seattle Council, BSA, and the troop is sponsored by the First Lutheran Church of Poulsbo.

Troop 1571 was established on April 30, 1931, with the first chartered organization, the Jerome J. Jameson American Legion Post No. 81. Scouts met in the post building on the waterfront, on the parcel of land now known as American Legion Park.

In 1947, the chartered organization became the First Lutheran Church of Poulsbo.

Troop 1571 meets most Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. at First Lutheran Church of Poulsbo. The troop is open to boys between the ages of 11 and 18.


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