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Happy Flag Day from the Girl Scouts!

Flag Day is celebrated in the United States on June 14.

On this date in 1777 that the Continental Congress passed a resolution that

the flag of the United States be thirteen alternate stripes red and white … the Union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation

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LC Image of Lady Columbia

Flag Day became an official holiday in 1916.

I wanted to write something profound, extolling Girl Scouts for creating generations of loyal citizens, but ideas were just not coming.

I searched through back issues of Girl Scout Leader magazine and BA-BAM. Then Destiny spoke and decreed that I must share this pageant. Because this play was not written by Girl Scout “pageant lady” Oleda Schrottky, but by a troop in my hometown, Paducah, Kentucky.

This splendid pageant teaches flag history, which early Girl Scouts had to learn for their Second-Class Test.

The cast calls for one girl in uniform; one dressed as Columbia, described as the personification of the United States; and the rest of the troop costumed as various flags.

Click on the pages to enlarge and enjoy. (Too blurry? Try this link to the whole magazine.)

©2022 Ann Robertson, writer, editor, and Girl Scout historian

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Ann Robertson

Ann Robertson is a writer, editor and Girl Scout historian.

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