How do you properly fold an American flag? Boy Scout Troop #238 members will show us how it is done on July 4th at 8am. Make sure to get up early on July 4th at 6:06am as colonists from Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site raise the flag as local resident Ronald Thompson sings the National Anthem.
This Scout Troop also maintains several flag retirement drop off boxes around town including the one at the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce (4433 Long Beach Road, Southport). After gathering the worn flags from the boxes they will retire them properly. The Scouts are one of only a few organizations authorized to perform a flag retirement ceremony.