Once again, Troop 216 Scouts will be placing small American flags on
Veteran’s grave sites at Woodlawn Cemetery on *SATURDAY, MAY 18th beginning
at 9:00 AM*. Please arrive on time, so instructions can be given to all at
the same time and designated groups can then disperse to begin flag
The cemetery is located at 1400 St. Louis Street in Edwardsville. Please do
not park in the main entrance to the cemetery, rather continue west on St.
Louis Avenue, turn left at the next street/lane and park along the
northwestern edge of the cemetery.
*Scouts are required to wear their Class A (khaki uniform shirt),
neckerchief and slide for this service project. If a scout is not wearing
the proper attire, he will not be able to participate and will be
instructed to go home to get the proper items.* No sandals or open toe
shoes are allowed.
*Adults are encouraged to stay and help *since many of the grave markers
are very old and difficult to read in some areas. The cemetery supplies
maps and the flags. All scouts will be properly instructed in the proper
placement of flags and decorum while on the cemetery grounds.
Participating scouts will receive service hours credit for the time they
participate, so be sure to sign in and out with scout leadership.
Generally, it takes about 1.5-2 hrs depending on the number of scouts and
parents in attendance.
If we have to cancel due to weather conditions (threat of lightning), a
notification will be sent by email. If lightly raining, we will still
proceed with flag placement, so wear rain gear. Thank you.