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FLY THE FLAG Subscriptions


A flag-lined street evokes a sense of patriotic pride and unity in the community. BSA Troop 199 is bringing that unity to our community with our FLY THE FLAG service.


What is a flag service?


Ready to sign up?

FLY THE FLAG is part community service and part fundraiser. For your annual subscription, our scouts install and light a beautiful US flag in your front yard, creating a dramatic patriotic display on your street.

Flags along a street

The flags fly on these important flag holidays:

  • Memorial Day
  • Flag Day
  • July 4th
  • Patriot's Day (Sept 11)
  • Veteran's Day

Our promise

We promise that your flag will fly for at least the full 24 hours of the holiday (see our 2024 calendar below). And, we always light our flags in the evenings, according to proper flag etiquette.

Our flags are a generous 3'x5' and made in the USA.

Why subscribe?

Your subscription teaches our scouts valuable lessons about community and patriotism, supports our troop activities, and teaches positive lessons, like goal setting and the value of earning your own way.

Who gets my money?

100% of your subscription goes to our scouts and Troop 199!

  Click here to sign up

Cost: $50

Deadline: Enroll by May 15 
(or late enroll by June 3)

Service area:
Villa Park School District 45 boundary

To sign up:

  1. Click SIGN UP button above and complete the form.
    Subscriptions are limited. If needed, we'll confirm your spot on our waiting list.
  2. Submit payment.
    Pay your scout (cash or checks to "Troop 199") or Zelle payment to For credit card payments, email

Donate a Flag

Cost: $25

If you don't want the subscription, live outside of our serviceable area, or missed the enrollment period, consider donating a flag! Your donation helps us put even more funds into our scout and troop accounts.

Join the waitlist

Oops! Missed the enrollment deadline? Fill out the FLY THE FLAG order form. Late submissions are automatically added to our waitlist for the 2025 season.

We have limited flag availability each year, so don't wait to join the list. First come, first served!


Here is when you can expect to see your flag this year:*

Holiday Date Flag Up Flag Down
Memorial Day May 27 May 23-25 (Th-Sa) May 30 - Jun 1 (Th-Sa)
Flag Day Jun 14 Jun 9-11 (Su-Tu) Jun 16-18 (Su-Tu)
July 4 Jul 4 Jun 29 - Jul 1 (Sa-Mo) Jul 7-9 (Su-Tu)
Patriot's Day Sep 11 Aug 30 - Sep 1 (Fr-Su) Sep 13-15 (Fr-Su)
Veteran's Day Nov 11 Nov 8-10 (Fr-Su) Nov 15-17 (Fr-Su)

*Safety is our primary concern, so adjustments will be made in cases of hazardous conditions.

Contact us

Have a question?
Need to report an issue with your flag?
Are you moving?

For inquiries, email us at