Raritan Valley District Flag Day Celebration

For many years when Somerville, NJ celebrates Flag Day the Raritan Valley District hosts a class of one of the citizenship themed merit badges. This year instruction was given to 69 Scouts for the American Heritage merit badge. Thanks to Troop 83 assistant Scoutmaster John DuBose for leading the instruction and Troop 83 committee member Thompson Mitchell for assisting. Scouts from all over the Patriots’ Path Council met on the green in front of the historic Somerville Court House. They also assisted with a presentation on the history of the U.S. flag. The Scouts watched as 75 immigrants took the oath to become naturalized American citizens, along with viewing other various displays on US history and culture.