Sunday August 26th - American Legion 100th Anniversary Parade

A very exciting anniversary is coming up: it’s the 100th National Convention of the American Legion. And it is being hosted right here in Minneapolis, just as the very first one was, nearly a century ago! Northern Star Council Scout Executive John Andrews pointed out that Twin Cities Scouts participated in the first convention, and he is more than a little enthused that we have this historic opportunity now.
Arrangements have been made with the BSA national office in Texas and the American Legion national headquarters in Indianapolis, and we are now pleased to announce we have authorization to march in the Grand Parade on Sunday August 26 in downtown Minneapolis. Buses will be provided for transportation. Meet at Chanhassen Elementary for a prompt 2:30 pm bus departure.

They would like the scouts to be carrying as many U.S. Flags as possible, check with your parents and bring your flag & pole from home. It is a short route so it will be easy to carry.

Each scout needs to wear full uniform with tan shirt, solid color non-gym shorts and troop neckerchief.  Each scout will also need to bring a water bottle, use a carabiner to clip it to your belt. Sign up on TeamSnap!