(Courtesy of Amanda Knauff/Troop 134)
(Courtesy of Amanda Knauff/Troop 134)

Recently Girl Scout Troop 134 participated in a great service project called Stars for our Troops.

Old, tattered and faded U.S. Flags are retired from service and Stars for our Troops pass the legacy of the embroidered Stars to those who defended them.

Scouts are cutting the fields of blue, known as the canton, from these old flags, then scissor off the embroidered stars.

Into a plastic bag go a star and an explanation:

"I am part of our American flag that has flown over the U.S.A.
I can no longer fly. The sun and winds have caused me to become tattered and torn.
Please carry me as a reminder that You are not forgotten."

The girls were able to bag 180 stars which will eventually find their way into the pocket of one of America's veterans. They had a great time doing this project, learning about retired flags, and want to send a huge thank you to Marc Bayless for taking time to educate them and allow them to be a part of this service project.