Scout Refurbishes Flagpole for Eagle Project

On Flag Day, Scouts in Horseheads, New York, had the opportunity to replace a worn out flag on a special flagpole.

Thanks to the work of Scout Joshua S., a Scout of the Boy Scouts of America Five Rivers Council, it was a patriotic experience for all involved.

It wasn’t only the flag that had become worn out and in need of replacement. In fact, the flagpole itself was the real issue.

Scout Refurbishes Flagpole for Eagle Project
Scouts replace the flag on a refurbished flagpole. (photo: WETM 18)

For his Eagle Scout project, Joshua identified that the original flagpole at a school in his town was in desperate need of repair. Covered in rust and damaged by years of exposure to the elements, the school’s flagpole was a bit of an eyesore. It was even covered by overgrown brush, making it difficult to use.

Joshua, a proud Scout and a proud American, wanted to provide his city with a flagpole it could use to display the flag in an appropriate and respectful way, so he began planning an Eagle Scout project that would fix the pole.

The renovation process took a year. Joshua enlisted the help of fellow Scouts to refurbish and beautify the existing pole, making it once again capable of flying the flag proudly.

To read more about the Flag Day ceremony and Joshua’s Eagle Scout project, be sure to check out the full story on

To learn more about the positive impact that Scouting can have on young people like Joshua, be sure to check out this article on the recent Tufts study, and watch this video:


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