Some Davis Boy Scouts have made flying the flag on patriotic holidays a breeze — and have made some residential streets very festive in the process.
From Rockwell Drive in Wildhorse to Joshua Tree Street in West Davis — and many places in between — flags were flying this Fourth of July thanks to the Scouts in Troop 139, who are offering a subscription service to residents. For a fee, the Scouts will come out early on the morning of six patriotic holidays, raise an American flag in the front yard and then return in the evening to lower and remove the flag.
The local Scouts began participating in the nationwide program earlier this year, beginning on Memorial Day, and use the funds raised from subscriptions for Scouting activities such as summer camps.
In addition to Memorial Day and Independence Day, flags also will be raised on Presidents Day, Flag Day, Labor Day and Veterans Day.
“The great thing about the program is seeing residential streets lined with American flags on these patriotic days,” said Rod Layman, who initiated the program locally with Troop 139. “It is great to have the support for our Scouts and our country.”
And more Scouts soon will be participating. Layman said Troops 111, 466 and 66 will all be joining the Flags Over Davis program as well.
Layman credits Hibbert Lumber with helping to make the program possible by providing the materials needed for the flag poles. And all of the materials, he said, are made in the United States and purchased locally where possible.
To sign up for a subscription, contact Layman at [email protected]
— Reach Anne Ternus-Bellamy at [email protected] or 530-747-8051. Follow her on Twitter at @ATernusBellamy