Back when Troop 101 spent our first August week in Algonquin Park, Ontario. This was one of three flags presented to the troop on that trip. The troop has had a long camping tradition in Canada. A week in Algonquin Park, Ontario for base camp and then eventually for High Adventure Canoe trips was simply a given during its first seven years. This flag was actually presented on a special pole with a maple leaf top. It was changed to a standard pole on the troop’s tenth anniversary when one of the projects was to standardize the troop’s growing collection of flags onto matching poles and to display them more frequently. They have since become a trademark of the troop for gateways and other displays. A simple maple leaf was chosen as the symbol of Canada. As the song states: “the thistle, shamrock, rose entwined - The Maple Leaf Forever”. Each of those being the respective symbols of Scotland, Ireland and England.