Laguna’s Cub Scout Pak 35 ended the year’s scouting activities with a flag burning ceremony and beach party at Aliso Creek Beach on June 7.
“The Boy Scouts of America is one of the only organizations other than the military allowed by Congress to officially retire a United States flag,” said Taylor Greene, leader of Pack 35.
The Pack retires flags when they become worn, torn, faded, or badly soiled. The process includes cutting it into pieces, separating the 13 stripes from the 50 stars and then “retiring” the pieces of the flag in the fire pit during an official ceremony.
Get Summer Safe and Beautiful
Get a skin cancer check up, makeup application, organic hair color consultations and visit the braid bar during an open house at Roots the Beauty Underground, 384 Forest Ave., Saturday, June 18.
Laguna local Laura Linsenmayer invites the public to be her guest at the salon from noon to 4 p.m.
City Adds Another Social Media Platform
The City of Laguna Beach established its own Instagram account this week, which can be found on Instagram @lagunabeachgov.
A statement from Gavin Curran, the city’s finance and information technology director, says the account “will tell the story of the (often unseen) work that keeps the city running, the people who do that work, and other visual moments of Laguna Beach.”
Periodically, city departments will serve as guest hosts. The marine safety department will take over the Fourth of July feed, Curran says in a statement.
City Instagram photos will be tagged #LagunaBeachCity.
Like the city’s other social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter, this platform is intended to communicate with those who live, work, visit, and conduct business in town, the statement says.