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Ceremonies - Flag - Opening - An Eagle Opening




PROPS: The boys can make posters or pictures showing the different varieties of the Eagle. Divide these lines up with the boys in your den. Adjust it to suit them.

The eagle is one of the largest and most powerful birds in the world with a wing span of up to 7 feet.

They look fierce and proud, and gracefully soar high in the air in search of prey. Because of this, eagles have long been symbols of freedom and power.

The United States chose the Bald Eagle as its national bird in 1782. Our country's insignia and many of our coins have the Eagle on them.

Eagles are very strong. they weigh from 8 to 13 pounds, are 30" to 35" long and when the wind is favorable, Golden Eagles have been know to carry prey weighing as much as they do to their nest or territory to eat it.

Eagles have very keen eyes. Most birds have better eyes than man, but eagles and hawks are said to have the keenest eyes of all. They sight their prey while flying thousands of feet above the ground.

Eagles have long broad wings and tails. They can glide long distances by holding their wings out stiffly.

The Eagle is on many of our historical documents and since the Eagle is usually perched upon the top of the flag pole, let us present the United States flag and you will join us in the Pledge of Allegiance.

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