Monday, February 29, 2016

Pack Meeting--American Legion Style!

This is all of the military flags!
Last month for pack meeting, we invited the American Legion to teach the cub scouts how to fold the flag and how to perform a proper flag ceremony. The reason we asked them is because Randy's Dad is in the American Legion. So he was able to come with his buddies and perform the flag ceremony.

They also played all the branches of the military's songs and marched their flags in. As they folded the flags, they talked about what each fold meant and I learned a lot. I didn't even know that each fold represented something until they started narrating.

The American Legion members were amazing and it was so fun for our boys to see Grandpa in his uniform carrying the Army flag. At the end, the boys were allowed to ask a lot of questions and I was surprised at their sincere questions. We were so glad Grandpa Ockey could be at pack meeting with
us.
Mark and Grandpa in uniform!
Grandpa Ockey got to march in first with the Army flag!
He is a great flag holder!
Mark also earned his Religious Square Knot at this pack meeting which means he finished the required Faith in God requirements to earn a special patch for his uniform. So we got to come up and be honored to since a lot of this work was done at home. Next month, he will be earning his Bear so we will get to be up front with Mark again!
Mark with Brother Fenton as he honors Mark for his hard work!
I'm so glad that I got to work with Mark for most of his Bear time before I got released!
I loved being in Scouts with him.

2 comments:

  1. Cool! And congrats on the Bear.

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  2. That is one of the best ideas ever. Congrats to Mark!

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