Flag demonstration at after school program

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.Amanda McNinch and the scouts taught the students at Poland North Elementary's after school program about the American flag, what the colors on the flag represent, how to dispose of one and how to fold it correctly. Pictured, the students practiced folding a flag using a piece of paper.

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.Poland's Cub Scout Pack 2 and Boy Scout Troop 2 replaced the American flag at North Elementary on May 11. They did so during the after school program to teach the students about the scouts and the flag.

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.Poland's scouts in Pack 2 and Troop 2 saw that North Elementary's flag had been tattered and needed replaced. The group came to the school and replaced the flag as a part of their community service. Pictured, David Vuksanovich raised the flag while the others paid respect to the flag.

By ZACK SHIVELY

zshively@vindy.com

Poland’s Cub Scout Pack 2 and Boy Scout Troop 2 donated a flag to Poland North Elementary School on May 11 during the after school program.

The groups, led by Albin Dearing and Mark Williams, spoke to the students about scouting and the flag.

Amanda McNinch taught the after school students about the flag and what it represents.

Dearing wanted to show to the younger children that the scouts involve themselves in serving the community needs and developing citizenship within the students.

He told the students that anyone interested in what the scouts do can join starting June, because the scouts will be open to boys and girls starting in that month.

McNinch and the troop noticed that the former flag that the school was flying had been tattered and torn, so they asked if they could replace it.

They worked with the school to organize a time to teach the after school students about the flag and scouts while at the school.

McNinch taught the students about what the flag and the colors represent, how to dispose of a flag and how to properly fold a flag. She gave the students pieces of papers and had them fold the paper like the flag.

The scouts walked by and helped the students fold correctly.

They ended the event by going outside and replacing the flag.

The young scouts in attendance removed the former flag and raised the new one. They saluted as the flag rippled in the air.

From here, the parents picked up their students.

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