JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Boys scouts of all ages gathered at the State Capitol Monday to kick off a year-long celebration honoring the 100th anniversary of scouting.
The Andrew Jackson Council of the Boy Scouts of America serves over 20,000 youth each year in 22 counties in central and southwest Mississippi.
The event also marked the launch of a newly established flag retirement program that will give citizens an opportunity to retire worn and tattered flags.
The flags can be dropped off at Goodwill Industries retail stores in the metro area Monday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
It begins February 9th and lasts until April 20th.
The collected flags will then be respectfully retired during an official ceremony at the 100th Anniversary Camp-O-Ree set for April 23rd - 25th in Madison.
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