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Troop 101 Citizenship Program
The troop has an extensive Citizenship Awareness program that encompasses several areas:

Troop 101 Honor Guard

A volunteer program within the troop where Scouts drill to form an elite honor guard for Courts of Honor, camp ceremonies and other public ceremonies, when invited.   If you wish to invite them to do a ceremony for your event, click HERE.  

Community Service: Flag Retirement

Troop 101 and its Honor Guard offer an ongoing service to the community for old flags. Troop 101 will receive all old flags and dispose of them in an appropriate and respectful ceremony.

Historic Flags Program

The troop collects and displays historic flags. Each flag has a tag attached to it that describes the flag and tells about its history. Scouts from our own troop as well as other Scouts and the general public are attracted to the display at camps or special programs. They tend to stop and read about some of the flags and learn a little more about our nation.

Troop Flags make their our own History

Several Alumni from Troop 101 have gone on to the military academies.   Others have gone on to serve in the various branches of the service.   One of our Alumni, Eagle Scout #83, is now a helicopter Pilot in the US Army.   Captain Steven M Wisniewski took our troop flag and an American Flag on a combat mission during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2010 and then as Pilot in Command, took that same Troop Flag on a combat mission over Afghanistan in 2013.   These flags fly with the rest of the troop's historic collection, but they have seen a few more miles and a little more action.   They help remind today's scouts of what is going on in the world and for a time, they helped to remind a former Scout of his troop back home.

**The banner depicts our Scouts carrying the historic flags at the final retreat at Summer Camp. This has been a tradition ever since the troop began attending Camp Manatoc in 2000 and is itself a part of our Citizenship program. The banner itself appeared as Scouting Magazine's Facebook banner during the summer of 2012 as a contest winner for their photo submissions. The photo, the banner, this website including the display of tens of thousands of photos of troop events are all made possible by Eagle Scout #93, Matt McCracken.