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A Special Opportunity for Troop 228 Scouts:

330244main_ED09-0089-90_fullMonday, December 22nd

  • Our Troop has been asked to assist NASA with a flag retirement. This isn’t a normal flag… this is the 30′ x 50′ flag in the NASA Hangar in Palmdale.  Click on the above image to enlarge.  Note the size of the people walking below it.
  • There is no need for a special ceremony – the building manager just wants to ensure the flag is treated with respect and doesn’t touch the floor. They would also like us to ensure it is retired properly. 
  • While we could certainly retire this flag ourselves, I would like to present it to the veterans living at the Veterans Home of California in Lancaster – I think they would be deeply moved by this opportunity. 
  • The hard part at this point is choosing a date… it has to be a weekday (we’ll need to building operations people to physically take the flag down), and we’ll need as many scouts as we can muster.
  • If you are interested in helping and can support this date, please let me know. Adults and scouts are welcome – the more hands, the better. All must be US citizens… 

2015 Upcoming Campouts / Events

Please click on the troop “Calendar” link to get more information.

Month
Event
JanuaryBig Bear Ski Trip
FebruarySnow Camping at the Chula Vista Campground/Nordic Ski Base on Mt. Piños
MarchNew Scout Campout at Vasquez Rocks
AprilSan Simeon Campout - with a visit to Hearst Castle (!)
AprilVisit to Griffith Park - hike to the Hollywood Sign?
MayCamporee
MayPlanes of Fame Airshow in Chino (<- whoever thought of this… I approve!!)
JuneSierra trip (Yosemite?). More definition coming
JuneCamp Tahquitz
AugustFamily Outing (Carpinteria?)