Boy Scout places flag retiring box in Pleasant Township

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By Hannah Poling
Staff Writer

A new flag box will be located in Pleasant Township.

Boy Scout Mason Stewart, 14, attended the Dec. 10 board meeting to make a presentation about a scout project that he has completed.

As one of his projects for Troop 412, Stewart has created a flag box, that has been placed by the flag pole in front of the Pleasant Township Fire Department. A flag box is where you bring old American flags that you need to retire to be disposed of properly.

Stewart’s mother has a friend in the postal service who donated an old, red, worn out postal box which was previously used for sending Santa letters. The scout then repainted the box and took it to be wrapped in an American flag design and then listed on the front of the box all of the people who have donated to make the project possible.

The box is currently mounted onto pavers however, Fire Chief Brian Taylor has plans to mount and secure the box properly in concrete once the weather warms up.

Stewart has two other boxes as well. One was placed at Grove City Hall and one is at the Kingston Center. Both of his other flag boxes have been successful however, the new box at the fire station has proved to be the most successful location so far.

According to Stewart, he was just made Eagle Scout last Wednesday for this flag box project.

“I’m just happy that I can have it done so people know where to put their flags,” Stewart said.

Stewart will continue to empty the boxes and has plans to begin disposing them as part of the Pleasant Township Memorial Day services.

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