The local Girl Scouts accept frayed or faded American flags.

Flag retirement ceremonies are held weekly during the Girl Scout resident summer camp sessions in June and July, in order to teach girls the proper way of retiring a flag, and as a service to the community, a news release from Girl Scouts Louisiana East said.

“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 either council office, or contact Angela Arneal at for additional information.

The Girl Scouts Louisiana East offices are located at 545 Colonial Drive, Baton Rouge, and 841 S. Clearview Parkway, New Orleans.

For more information about Girl Scouts or about the 2015 resident camp sessions, visit the council website at, or call (800) 644-7571.