TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - A group of Girl Scouts learned new ways to be patriotic on Thursday.
They learned how to properly retire an American flag.
Leaders at Camp Sycamore Valley in Tippecanoe County taught campers the flag burning ceremony.
Scouts cut the flag along its stripes and placed it on a fire.
Eleven-year-old Girl Scout Allison Staples says the ceremony taught her respect for her country.
"If you just throw away your flag, that shows much disrespect to your country," Staples said. "If you properly burn it, instead of just throwing it on the fire, it means more to your country."
Staples says the day camp is also teaching her campfire safety and how to keep the forest free of trash.
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