Boy Scout Troops properly disposed of old flags at Northampton Township's Flag Day ceremony.
Friday, June 15, 2012
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
“I wanted my project to be unique and personal and bring the troops some entertainment and a distraction from the horrors of war.”
Holland resident Nicholas Trivelis, of Scout Troop 147, recently passed his Eagle Scout Board of review and received the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout. For Nick’s Eagle project he delivered 120 entertainment and gift packages of donated supplies and goods to the Yellow Ribbon Club in June 2011. The Yellow Ribbon Club shipped out these packages to the men and women of the US military actively serving in Special Operations units in Afghanistan. Nick also presented the Yellow Ribbon Club with a check in the amount of $673. The project completed one of the largest donation campaigns in the history of the Yellow Ribbon Club. Nick (a senior at Council Rock High School South), along with the members of Troop 147, raised all of the funds …
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Check out this local whiz kid's accomplishments.
Name: Devon Longmore Age: 17 School: Council Rock South Devon, of boy scouts Troop 147, recently passed his Eagle Scout Board of review and received the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout. Devon's Eagle Scout project aided the animals, visitors and members of the Bucks County Zoo. He built play platforms for both the foxes and skunks, built benches that converted to tables for their visitors and their learning center, prepared and painted lockers for the volunteers and built signs. Devon, along with the members of Troop 147 raised all of the funds necessary to purchase the supplies needed to accomplish his project. The Council Rock South senior said, "To me, being an Eagle Scout is more than a rank or badge. It's an attitude and is major …
Monday, September 5, 2011
Visit Bucks County is working to increase awareness of opportunities for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts across the county.
Schools are back in session, which means Bucks County Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops will be engaging in more activities. The message from Visit Bucks County? There’s plenty of adventure right here. (Click for more detail from Visit Bucks County's Web site) “We’re trying to increase the awareness of scouting and all the opportunities for scouts here in Bucks County,” said Michelle Greco, public relations manager for Visit Bucks County, the county’s tourist promotion agency. Greco said that her organization has started an ongoing effort to help its partners identify and promote scouting opportunities in addition to reaching out to scout troops to help make the connection. This has included reaching out to partners to identify scout-…
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Members of the Northampton Township Board Supervisors and the Township Veterans Advisory held a Flag Disposal Ceremony on Tuesday night.
The Board of Supervisors and the Township Veterans Advisory held a Flag Disposal Ceremony on Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Northampton Municipal Park. Boy scouts from Troops No. 5, based in Churchville, and No. 240, based at Saint Vincent de Paul, along with firefighters from Engine 83 of the Northampton Fire Department helped community members dispose of old flags properly. There is a proper way to put a flag to rest. The blue field is removed first and then each stripe is cut off individually. Finally pieces of flag are put into the fire. The ceremony included numerous speakers like Scoutmaster Tim Hough, Master of Ceremonies, and veteran Pete Palestina, Board of Supervisors Vice President Vincent Deon, Marine Colonel …
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Northampton Township will hold a U.S. flag disposal ceremony tonight at 7 at the Municipal Park.
Not everyone knows how to properly dispose of an old U.S. flag, but the Northampton Township Veterans Advisory Committee is ready to help. At 7 tonight at the Municipal Park on Hatboro Road, the committee, along with several local boy scout troops and township supervisors, will hold a flag disposal ceremony for worn out American flags. "Many people are not aware that there is a proper way to dispose of the flag," said Pete Palestina, event coordinator. "The customary method is by way of a ceremonial flag burning conducted by proper protocol." Boy scout troops #5, based in Churchville, and #240, based at St. Vincent de Paul, will help with the ceremony. Also, the color guard from the Marine Corps League's Patriot Detachment #1230 in …