B-G scout collects flags in tri-town area

BAINBRIDGE – Jared Barnhart decided he wanted to center his Eagle Scout project, the final step in attaining scouting’s highest rank, around Flag Day.

“My dad and I were throwing ideas around and we thought it would be really cool to do something for Flag Day,” said Barnhart. “It’s patriotic and helpful.”

Barnhart’s project is to collect worn and used flags for proper disposal. He’s put deposit boxes around the tri-town area of Afton, Bainbridge and Guilford on street corners and in front of businesses.

Over the period of a few weeks, Barnhart with the aid of fellow scouts and family members, constructed the boxes out of plywood and painted them red, white and blue to make them distinguishable around the three towns.

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