August 10, 2020

Essex Boy Scouts Perform Flag Retiring Ceremony

Essex Boy scouts lowering flag as part of Flag retiring ceremony. Pictured (left to Right) are Christopher Polo, Brendan McGirr, Davis Wohlmuth from of Essex. (Photo by Donna Kiefer)


Essex Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts took part in a camping camporee this past weekend celerbrating 100 years of Scouting. 

The event took place at the Elks club in Westbrook, Connecticut.  The Elks graciously hosted the event with Scout troops from five area towns participating.

The Boys took part in several activities including one that was an original Boy Scout requirement in 1911.

On Saturday evening, as the sun was setting, The Essex Boy Scouts Troop 12 performed a flag retiring ceremony.   Two flags were retired, one from the Bumpy Warner House in Essex and one from the Elks waterfront property in Westbrook.