The Okotoks Rotary Club's flag program is back, and this time they've brought friends.

For a donation of $75 dollars, Rotarians will plant a flag on donators' lawns ahead of the Victoria Day, Canada Day, and Labour Day long weekends, and remove them the following week.

This year's program will see the involvement of another local group, says flag program chairman Jeff Foss.

"This year we approached the 1st Okotoks Scouts and asked if they wanted to be part of a collaboration. The scouts and leaders are engaged, as well as the Rotarians. We're always looking to engage with other non-profit groups in our area, and the scouts, which includes Beavers, Cub Scouts, and Venturers, they saw good value in being part of this project, and have come on board as a partner."

The scout groups will help promote the program and will lend a hand with the flag planting and removal.

Last year's program asked for a $60 donation, equating to $20 per weekend, with this year's program asking for $75, or $25 per weekend.

Foss says the proceeds will be split among both organizations.

"The money on the scouts side goes toward their programs, and the money on the Rotary side goes to three different areas, so youth programs like scholarship and entrepreneurship camps, and we also have community programs. Our big program this year on the community side is to extend the inclusive park in Bill Robertson Park, and we're going to be adding a wheelchair-accessible swingset. They'll be seeing some construction at the site later this year. Our third area is, of course, our international, but the large proportion of this money is going toward youth and local."

He's hoping to see some growth in the program this year.

"We're targetting 300 for sure, and hopefully we can grow it to 400 this year. Our friends in High River reliably do 500 a year, so there's certainly room to grow in Okotoks."

They're accepting orders for the program up until the May Long weekend.

Those interested can order their flags on the Okotoks Rotary Club website.