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Scouting Around for October and Open House

Have you ever wondered what happens to an American flag when it is badly torn or soiled and cannot be displayed with pride? Well you might say “Just throw it in the trash”.

In Scouting we learn about respect for our country and how many men and women fought and gave up their lives so we can have the freedoms we enjoy today. Part of the Scout Oath is: “On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country”.

As we reconsider the answer to the question above it may be regarded as disrespectful to just throw an American flag in the trash. The fact is that there are many dignified ways to retire a worn out American flag.

One is to have a patriotic ceremony and burn the flag completely and then bury the ashes. This is exactly what Cub Scout Pack 425 did on their September 3 open house.

Flags do wear out and if you have an American flag that can no longer be proudly displayed you can always bring it to Cub Scout Pack 425 or contact the local Veterans of Foreign Wars to handle arrangements in an appropriate manor.

Cub Scout Open House!

Pack 425 has room for a few more families; the next joining day is October 23 Halloween party from 6:30 to 8:00 at the Nashua Fish and Game clubhouse.

Why not “Scout me in”!

Wear a Halloween costume!

To join Scouts a child needs to be a boy or girl in kindergarten through grade 5 and looking for fun and excitement in a family oriented program that will help develop Character, Citizenship, and Fitness.

Our founder said: “Scouting is a game with a purpose”.

Check out our website at www.pack425Nashua.org or contact Kathy Crosby kcrosby551@gmail.com for more details.