Fleur de Lis Flag Retires
POSTED 10.15.19 Blog

If you have spent a summer at Fleur de Lis Camp and perhaps even served on the Fleur de Lis Color Guard, you know that the Fleur de Lis flag is raised each morning and lowered each evening with great pride. You always know that camp is in full swing when you drive up and the FDL Colors –  green, white, and red are flying high in the wind. As time goes by the flags, though loved and well cared for, do become tattered and in need of replacement.

This year we began a Fleur de Lis Flag retirement program when we need to replace our current flag. A flag no longer able to fly over camp can have a new life. Like most retirees, the flag longs to travel. The Fleur de Lis Camp Flag has already traveled all the way to Colorado, making a couple stops in Massachusetts first.

The first stop on the retirement trip was to Thompson Island off the coast of Boston, Massachusetts for Lady Bridget Scollan’s wedding. Here is what Bridget has to say about their festivities:

“At our wedding in October 2018, we had 17 FDL alums – ages 12 through 69 – celebrate with us in the midst of a Nor’easter. You could tell they were camp girls because they came dressed in rain boots and didn’t let heavy winds keep them from tearing up the dance floor. Although we got some funny looks from other guests as we did colors in the middle of the reception, I wouldn’t have changed a thing!  The day was like the best possible version of rainy day activities, and all because we could celebrate with our favorite people.”

Next, the flag made a quick trip to Lady Shirley Maynard’s house, where she sewed the well-worn edges of the flag together. Giving it the much-needed love and attention, the tired flag deserved.

The flag then returned to camp for the summer where it was held by alumni campers and shown to our Corporation.

This fall, the flag made it all the way to Colorado where it was held by camp friends at Lizzie Smith’s Wedding. Here is what Lizzie had to share about that part of the journey:

“A crew of camp girls trekked out to Colorado for my wedding last month. Awards were given out to Ladies Bridget and Amy for Woohoo-Canoe-In-Colorado and to the Ladies and Lords for Mountain-Tie-Die-Chic and Level 7 in Dancefloor.”

 

At each stop, the flag is noted with the event or gathering that it has attended along with the year.

Where will the Fleur de Lis Flag fly to next?

Do you have an Alumni meet up, wedding, baby shower, housewarming party, etc. that you would like to have as part of your celebration? Contact Sarah@fleurdeliscamp.org to have the Fleur de Lis Flag at your next alumnae gathering.

At each stop, the flag is noted with the event or gathering that it has attended along with the year.

Where will the Fleur de Lis Flag fly to next?

Do you have an event coming up, promotion party, wedding, baby shower, housewarming party, etc. coming up? Contact Sarah@fleurdeliscamp.org to have the Fleur de Lis Flag at your next alumnae gathering.