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Many BSA troops are no longerMany BSA troops are no longer accepting flags for retirement as they are overloaded with nylon all-weather flags that can not be retired via fire. When checking with the troop if they will accept the flag, please let them know if it is nylon. As a Scoutmaster, I have over 50 flags that we have retired with a ceremony, but have not been able to physically retire as the fumes released by the nylon during burning are toxic.

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