Girl Scouts seek worn U.S. flags to retire at camp ceremonies _lowres

Photo provided by Girl Scouts Louisiana East—Girl Scouts retire worn American flags during a ceremony last summer at Girl Scout Camp Marydale in St. Francisville.

Girl Scouts are seeking worn American flags to retire during weekly ceremonies at resident summer camps in June and July. The ceremonies are a service to the community and teach girls the proper way to retire a flag.

“Flags unfit for respectful display should be disposed of appropriately, and we would love to get them off of your hands,” said Angela Arneal, program resident camp and equestrian manager at Girl Scouts Louisiana East.

American flags of any shape or size may be dropped off at or mailed to the Girl Scouts Louisiana East office at 841 S. Clearview Parkway, New Orleans, LA 70121. For information, email Angela Arneal at