Eagle Scout Project Brings American Flag Retirement Drop-Off to Fort Gibson

When it comes to retiring American flags that are tattered or worn, Old Glory is in good hands with a Boy Scout.

One Eagle Scout hopeful in Fort Gibson, OK, is making it even easier to give flags the proper disposal. Quentin P., along with other Scouts in his troop within the Indian Nations Council, installed a dropbox for flags ready for retirement. The new box is at the local American Legion, a veterans’ organization that focuses on service to veterans, service members and communities across the nation.

After flags are dropped off, Scouts collect them and retire the emblems in a respectful manner. An authority on American flag retirements, the Boy Scouts of America has a code for the ceremony. Quentin’s project ensures flags in his area are treated with the care outlined in this code.

Quentin explained to Tulsa’s News On 6, “It would be more convenient for them, and us, to drop off the flags and then we can retire them respectfully because most people don’t know what happens to tattered and worn out flags.”

Watch the video below to learn more about the project. – Tulsa, OK – News, Weather, Video and Sports – |


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