• Troop Recruiting

    Recruiting is now closed for the 23-24 campaign.

    Thank you for your interest in the Royals Flag Troop!

    Below are the expectations and obligations for the Royals Flag Troop. After reading it, if you feel you're ready to take on this challenge, please have your parent or guardian download the Troop Application Form at the bottom of this page. They should read page 1 and 2 and then fill out page 3. Return the signed form to the front desk in the office. 

    Please keep in mind, we have limited positions available, so I consider applications on a first come, first serve basis. We will keep a list of alternates in case a position becomes available. Also, we cannot accomodate bus riders because of scheduling. 

    Flag Troop Tasks
    Troop members will be placed in a four-person squad with an assigned duty day. On the morning of their duty day, the squad will meet in the front office at an agreed upon time between 8:05 and 8:20 am. They’ll gather the flags and then head outside to raise them (Reveille). Morning duty usually takes about 10 minutes.

    After school, squad members will meet in the front office between 3:00 and 3:05 pm. They’ll go outside to lower the flags (Retreat), fold them properly and secure them in the flag troop drawer. If you are released from class earlier, you'll wait in the front office until the rest of your squad arrives. Afternoon duty usually takes about 15 minutes.

    Behavior
    Troop members perform their duties in front of our school community during drop-off and pick-up times. So many people will be watching you. While you’re outside, troop members are expected to act in a dignified manner. When handling the flags, you will do so respectfully. Some people take handling the flag very seriously, so please make sure not to fool around outside. Troopers can be expelled from the troop for any reported bad behavior with the flags.

    Commitment
    This is a very important point to consider. Flag troop service lasts for the entire school year. While troop members are free to leave the troop prematurely, this is an exercise in integrity, responsibility and fulfilling commitments. If a troop member does need to leave though, please inform Mr. Ryan as soon as possible.

    Boy Scout flag detail
    Flag Troop alumnist (front and center) performing Reveille Ceremony with the Boy Scouts.

    Teamwork
    We are a team. We’re all in this together. My other expectation is that troopers treat each other respectfully. Any mistreatment of other troop members is cause for removal from the group.

    Communication
    As with any team, it’s very important for squad members to communicate with each other. Squadmates should exchange contact information so they can update each other regarding absences. I will also send out occasional emails and post a monthly newsletter in the Comms section of the troop website.   

    Activity Fee
    There is a $5 activity fee to join the Flag Troop. This fee goes towards the purchase of the troop shirt. The fee will be payable through Infinite Campus. Shirst will be ordered once all permission slips are turned in.

    Attendance, Activities and Rewards
    Troop members will sign in for both their shifts, morning and afternoon. Troop members who perform all their assigned duties during a month, will receive a sweet treat. If your student has any food restrictions, please let me know on the permission slip.

    We will also have extra activities for troop members to keep the job fun and educational. Troop members can earn rewards for completing these extra activities.

    Click below to open up the Permission Form. Parents/guardians should read through page 1 and 2 and print and fill out page 3.
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    If you have any questions, please contact heistuman.laura@cusd80.com or smith.aleshia@cusd80.com.


    Source
    IMAGE: I want you for U.S. Army : nearest recruiting station. James M. Flagg. Library of Congress. 1917.

    IMAGE: Oath of Enlistment. Army Public Affairs Media Relations Division. 16 June 2018