EKU Cadets teach local Girl Scouts Flag Etiquette

Earning their 'Celebrating Community' patch

With the help of EKU Colonel's Battalion Cadets, local Girl Scouts earned their 'Celebrating Community' patch earlier this week.

Cadets Erin Williams (MS III/Junior, Graphic Communications Management major from Prospect, Ky.) and Kayla Verret (MS IV/Senior, Homeland Security major from Dayton, Oh.), along with ROTC Executive Officer LTC Grant Montgomery, helped teach his daughter's troop about flag folding and flag etiquette. The Kit Carson Elementary students also joined in on some basic marching exercises. The workshop lasted about 45 minutes and was part of the girls' weekly meeting.

According Cheyenne Fox-Dawson, leader of troop 1869, there are five events needed to earn the 'Celebrating Community' patch: sing patriotic songs, participate in a flag ceremony, marching, visiting a landmark, and discussing the flag. Several exchange students from Hong Kong were on hand who were able to watch as the event demonstrated American patriotism.

Fox-Dawson said that this event directly ties to the Girl Scout promise of serving your country:

The Girl Scout Promise

On my honor, I will try:
To serve God and my country,
To help people at all times,
And to live by the Girl Scout Law.

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Published on April 15, 2014

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