I am pleased and honored to announce the Lewis and Clark District, Boys Scout of America, have once again been asked to lead the Great Falls 4th of July Parade carrying the “Big Flag” from Overlook Park. The parade begins at 11:00 a.m. on Friday July 4, 2014, and winds through downtown along an approximately 16 block route. This is an all hands on deck event and is open to all registered Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturing Scouts, Adult Leaders and Siblings in the Lewis and Clark District. Lots of Scouts and Scouters, over 100+, will be needed to take the 50’ x 30’ flag up and down the parade route! Last year we had approximately 145 volunteers carry the flag. It was a very impressive showing.
We will meet at 618 Park Drive South (near Double G Engraving off of 2nd Street South) at 10:00 a.m. on July 4, 2013. We have plenty of parking available at this location for everyone. It is a short walk to the parade route from there. Please make sure your scouts wear plenty of sunscreen, a hat and drink plenty of water. Also, bring your pack and/or troop flag. We will have a trailer set up to haul and display all of our unit flags during the parade and we will also have several coolers full of bottled water and ice on the trailer.
All Scouts and Scouters are asked to be in full field (Class A) uniform for the parade. This is another excellent opportunity for the Lewis and Clark District Scouts to provide a community service to the city of Great Falls and to be recognized. Come celebrate and show your patriotic and scout spirit by attending this special annual event. Please consider making the time to show your patriotism and your support of Scouting by taking part in this event. It would be wonderful to have several representatives from every unit in the District in attendance. If you are able to participate, please RSVP as a Unit, to District Chairman Bill Rutten at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible to ensure we have enough people to carry the flag. Thank you in advance for all you do for the Scouts of the Lewis and Clark District.