Our nation’s Bicentennial ran from May 1975 to December 1976. The troop's charter arrived in May and at that time all troops had a nickname. Troop 101 chose "The Bicentennial Troop" as they were officially born into the nation’s official beginning of this 20-month celebration.
This official flag could only be obtained by qualifying Bicentennial Organizations and was not sold to the public. Using its Bicentennial Charter status, the troop was granted this flag in recognition officially by the National Bicentennial Commission as "The Bicentennial Troop." No other Scout troop was given this distinction.