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Westwood Scouts give flag-folding demo

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Recently, seven Boy Scouts from Scouts BSA, Troop 3 Westwood demonstrated flag folding to an audience at the George H. Morse House in Norwood. The Boy Scouts narrated the 13 steps to fold an American flag properly, each step having symbolic importance. Present for the demonstration besides Scoutmaster Darren Valentine were the families of these seven Boy Scouts.

The occasion was sponsored by the Aaron Guild Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) to honor three high school seniors from the area who were chosen as Good Citizens by their classmates and teachers.

The Good Citizen Award night took place at the George H. Morse Historic House on Washington Street in Norwood. Each honoree received a pin and a flag that flew over the United States Capitol on Patriot’s Day. Each honoree also received a certificate that reads that the flag was flown to honor Aaron Guild Chapter’s Good Citizen, as well as a framed poster describing the Good Citizen Award.

DAR Chapter Chair Sunny O’Malley of Westwood made the presentations. The students were chosen for their leadership, patriotism, and service to the community. At graduation in June, each honoree will receive a framed certificate and a check from the Aaron Guild Chapter.

The three deserving students are: Stephanie Spear from Norfolk County Agricultural School, Priscilla Zhang from Norwood High School, and Matthew Ferraro from Walpole High School. Each student is involved in activities at their school as well as in their community.

For the holidays, the Aaron Guild Chapter makes up ditty bags with toiletries and small gifts for West Roxbury Veterans Hospital patients. The gift bags for both men and women patients are delivered personally by the members at New Years.

The Aaron Guild Chapter is made up of members from the area towns of Norwood, Westwood, Walpole, Canton, Medfield, and Millis, as well as other communities, and welcomes new members. Call Regent Linda Burr at (781-267-3910) for more information.

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