Raise The Flag

Raise The Flag

Help us raise the American and California flags each morning of the Fair at our opening ceremony. San Diego County Scout troops that have patch-earning capabilities may apply to do this, and after the ceremony, enjoy the day at the Fair!

Note: Applications are now closed for Flag Raising, because we have reached capacity.

General Information

The General Information document has information that flag-raising groups will want to know.

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Scout troops in San Diego County who have patch-earning capabilities.

Scout troops help to raise the American and California flags at the O’Brien Gate (main gate) during the daily opening ceremony. Troops are expected to arrive at the Fairgrounds by 10:00AM. The ceremony starts about a half hour after that, and the gates open to the public at 11:00AM, a half hour after the ceremony.

Often, there are multiple troops participating in the same ceremony, but all groups will be a part of the ceremony.

The application deadline is in mid-March, unless we reach capacity earlier. The earlier you apply, the more likely you will get a date that works for you.

No cost, in fact, we invite the troop members to stay and enjoy the Fair. We issue one credential per child, and provide parking passes for most, but not all, of the group. Please see the General Information document for details.

Get in touch online or call us at (858) 792-4259.

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