Seven Scouts, Wolf Den 96, after session of instruction with Post Adjutant


Scouts Learn About Our Nation's Flag

Round Lake, IL

On a clear fall Saturday morning, Cub Scouts from Pack 96, Grayslake Cub Scouts, visited The American Legion Round Lake Post 1170 to receive some instruction on the living symbol of our nation to satisfy part of their “Duty to Country” Adventure. Upon gathering outside the post, the Scouts paused to get a picture in front of the Post's A7-A “Corsair” jet, a static display on loan from the United States Navy.

On November 4, 2023, seven Wolf Den Cub Scouts, led by Den Leader Geoff Christensen and Den Mother Christina Christensen, politely listened as the post adjutant provided some details about our nation's colors.

Topics covered included changes in the flags design throughout history, how and why the design changes happened, what the flag represents, the meaning of the colors and symbols on our flag, why we should show respect for our flag, care and display of our flag and demonstration of proper folding procedures. The session included several hand-outs, and some activities to help keep the interest of the young Scouts.

At the completion of the session, the Scouts asked excellent questions. To signify completion of their instruction, each Scout received their own flag for future care and use and a “Folded Flag” patch from the Post for their vests.

After the session at the Post, the entire Wolf Den went to the Round Lake Beach Veterans Memorial Park and viewed the “Flag folding procedures and what each fold represents” exhibit. This 13-station exhibit was made by Carlos Ochoa, a Life Scout of BSA Troop 275 – Round Lake, as an Eagle Scout Service Project.

The American Legion Round Lake Post 1170 would like to thank Den Leader Geoff and Den Mother Christina for bringing their Scouts to us. Also, we thank the Scouts for their interest and excellent behavior during our session, which reflects great credit on the BSA organization as a whole and the Den Leadership specifically. We would welcome you back at any time.

Patch given to Scouts at completion of session.

A long full day of instruction and outings to learn about the living symbol of our country
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