Date: November 16, 2011
Byline: Kerry Cordy
Federal Flag Code Violation!
Learning about the Federal Flag Code and proper respect for our flag is one of the main requirements for earning the Our Flag badge in Frontier Girls. The girls in Frontier Girls Troop #141 did such a good job with their studies that they sent me the following email:
“They just finished the badge today and we spent the afternoon going over the flag code. It says in section 176 part g) “The flag should never have placed upon it, nor on any part of it, nor attached to it any mark, insignia, letter, word, figure, design, picture, or drawing of any nature.” The girls wanted to know why it is okay to write “Our Flag” across the flag on the badge.”
My answer, its not! The Our Flag badge for Frontier Girls had a flag in the background with “Our Flag” printed across the front. Thanks to the diligence of Troop #141 it has now been redesigned to stay in compliance with the code. Girls in my own troop also realized that my website, blog, and brochures also violate this part of the code since I use the flag as a background for each. The website is undergoing a redesign and the blog will also be redesigned soon. The brochures will be redone the next time we go to print.
Thanks to all the girls who keep me in check!
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