Troop 505 has been invited to have a key role in Artie Franklin’s Memorial Service on Saturday, November 5th, 3pm at River Park in downtown Hillsborough at 106 East Margaret Lane, located alongside the Eno River behind the Orange County Justice Facility.
Troop 505’s attending Scouts will do a double-flag presentation, where our Scouts will walk two US flags into the Memorial Service, have a moment of silence, then fold the flags and present one to Lee and one to Aaron. Following the presentation our Senior Patrol Leader, will say few words about Artie’s dedication to Scouting and it’s principals. This ceremony is based on the military flag presentation protocol for soldiers, but we will customize this ceremony for Scouts.
We started this practicing this ceremony at our November 2nd Troop meeting. We will also practice on Saturday prior to the Memorial Service at 2pm. If you would like to be a part of this special ceremony, please plan to attended the 2pm practice session on Saturday, November 5th, at River Park in downtown Hillsborough followed by the Memorial Service at 3pm.
Full and complete Boy Scouts of America Class A Uniforms will be required to participate in the ceremony. Long pants, neckerchief, Scout hat and dark shoes/boots are all required. You are welcome to wear your Merit Badge Sash or your Order of the Arrow Sash, if you desire.