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Help Requested - Independence Day Celebration

Heritage Park, Simpsonville

July 2, 2016 @ 6:00 PM

On July 2nd, there will be an event at Simpsonville's Heritage Park (Formerly Charter Amphitheater), involving the Military and Boy Scouts.

The Council/District are looking for 15 older Scouts (at a minimum) to assist in the flag retirement ceremony.  

There is a Scout leader already involved in the planning of the event.  

We just need Scouts to assist (and no leader will be turned away either) 

The leadership is looking at 7,000 people at the Park on the 2nd and the event leadership wants the Scouts who are going to be involved to have the chance to know what they are doing instead of the last minute shuffle.  

Also, there will be a climbing wall for the younger scouts and public and there are already adults to lead that.There will be a press conference this Friday, I believe.  Look for the press conference on the news.

From the website:
The Independence Day Celebration at Heritage Park will occur on Saturday, July 2 with gates opening at 5 p.m. and the event starting at 6 p.m.

The GSO under the direction of Maestro Edvard Tchivzhel will start playing just after sunset. The orchestra’s hour-long show will be capped by a cannon barrage during the 1812 Overture and then followed by an 18-minute fireworks display.
Aside from the concert, the event will include military vehicles, a rock climbing wall, special salutes to law enforcement, a military jump team and a Flag Retirement Ceremony by the Boy Scouts of America. The Flag Retirement Ceremony is only performed by special Boy Scout troops where they expertly and systematically take apart a flag using scissors or shears and then incinerate the pieces in a burner


Jay E Best Jr
District Chair

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Pack Leaders,

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