Girl Scouts seeking worn American flags to retire during ceremonies at summer camp

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
Flag retirement ceremonies are held weekly during the Girl Scout resident summer camp sessions in June and July, in order to teach girls the proper way of retiring a flag, and as a service to the community.

Frayed or faded American flag that needs retiring? The local Girl Scouts will be happy to take care of it for you. Flag retirement ceremonies are held weekly during the Girl Scout resident summer camp sessions in June and July, in order to teach girls the proper way of retiring a flag, and as a service to the community.

“Flags unfit for respectful display should be disposed of appropriately, and we would love to get them off of your hands,” said Angela Arneal, Program Resident Camp & Equestrian Manager at Girl Scouts Louisiana East. American flags of any shape or size, may be dropped off at or mailed to either council office, or by contacting Angela Arneal at aarneal@gsle.org The Girl Scout Louisiana East offices are located at 841 S. Clearview Parkway, New Orleans, LA 70121, or 545 Colonial Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70806.

The mission of Girl Scouting is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. In partnership with caring adult volunteers, girls develop leadership skills as they discover new interests, connect with others, and take action on issues that are important to them. For more information about Girl Scouts or about the 2015 resident camp sessions, please visit the council website at www.gsle.org, or call 1-800-644-7571.