Memorial Day Flag Ceremony

Troop 648,

This Monday 5/27/19 at 10:30 there is a great opportunity to show our community how much we appreciate there support and commitment to Scouting. We have been asked to be the Color Guard for a Memorial Day Ceremony at a Retirement Community in North Scottsdale. Currently we only have one Scout signed up and we need at least 2 -3 more. Please consider this as not only a way to show your patriotism and Troop pride, but to support your community. The details are below. Please contact me as soon as possible so that I can make sure we have enough Scouts to support the event.

The troop participants will arrive at 10:30AM, to go over the area – it can also be a little confusing once you drive in to find the front entrance. You will be met at the front reception desk at 10:30AM by the contact person, Sharon Rose.  

Your troop will bring:
American Flag, Posts

Our address:
Maravilla Scottsdale
7325 E. Princess Blvd.

Scottsdale, AZ 85255

When you enter the gates, before you enter the courtyard with the fountain, take your first right turn, and park anywhere along that side in the parking spaces. The main entrance is in the courtyard with the fountain through the black iron gates.


10:30AM         Start music on the PA system

10:45AM         Doors Open

11:00AM         Welcome/Introduction (Bob Bailey) – hand mic to troop if needed

Presenting the colors + announce playing of taps (Troop)

Taps (Guest Bugler)
National Anthem (Khani Cole)
Pledge of Allegiance (lead by resident)

Troop will post the colors

11:15AM         Keynote Speaker introduction (Bob Bailey)

Keynote Speaker: Col. Philip Smith

11:40AM         God Bless America (Khani Cole)

America The Beautiful (Khani Cole)
Announce Taps & the retreat of the colors (Bob Bailey)

Taps (Guest Bugler) 
Retreat the colors (Troop)
Close ceremony (Bob Bailey)

12:00PM          Ceremony ends. Crowd disperses to Ironwood Grille for lunch. All participants are invited to lunch after the Ceremony.

Mr Blair

Troop 648 Scoutmaster