Memorial Day Parade and Service 2008

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					Memorial Day Parade & Service May 26th, 2008

The Town of Davie & The Scoutmasters Camporee Committee South Florida Council, Boy Scouts of America Invite you to attend
Parade Step-off: 10 A.M. from the Nova Eisenhower Elementary School parking lot at Davie Rd and SW 39th St. The parade goes south on Davie Rd to the Bergeron Rodeo Arena (4271 Davie Rd). Memorial Day Service: 11:00 A.M. in the Rodeo Arena. Flags will be available for purchase prior to the service for $1.00. During the service, flags (purchased or brought) can be placed on veteran’s graves. If you need additional information or would like to participate, please feel free to contact George Gilmore, 2009 Scoutmasters Camporee Chief and Memorial Day Chairman at B) 954-474-1307, H) 954-474-1309, or by email at chief@smcc.us

Memorial Day Parade & Service
Dear Unit Leader: All of us on the Scoutmasters Camporee Committee hope that you and your Scouts had an enjoyable and memorable Camporee experience. With Memorial Day being just around the corner, this is an important time for us to remember the significance of this national holiday. The Scouting program focuses on the character-building opportunities available to all Americans. One of the most important opportunities for Scout growth occurs on Memorial Day. This may be one of the most high profile events for public awareness of Scouting. It is important that we recognize this opportunity to make each Scout aware of the magnitude of the sacrifice made by millions of Americans who died guarding our precious liberties and way of life. With this important task before us it is our responsibility as role models for today’s youth to see that they understand the significance of this solemn occasion. Every one of us should take this time to show the American public that the Scouting program is committed and focused on building character in today’s young citizens. With this in mind, we hope that you will encourage every Scout and every adult leader in your troop to attend the 2008 Memorial Day Parade and Observance in the Town of Davie on Monday, May 26, 2008.

Sincerely,

George Gilmore 2009 Camporee Chief & 2008 Memorial Day Weekend Chairman

Memorial Day Schedule
Monday, May 26, 2008 9:00 A.M. Memorial Day Parade – Assembly at Nova Eisenhower Elementary School parking lot just south of Nova/BCC (Davie Rd & SW 39 St). Memorial Day Parade – Step Off. Please be assembled and ready. Memorial Day Service – held in the Davie Rodeo Arena (4271 Davie Rd)

10:00 A.M. 11:00 A.M.

FLAGS will be available for purchase prior to parade step-off for $1.00. During the service, flags (purchased or brought) can be placed on the ceremonial veteran’s grave markers.
The Memorial Day Weekend activities are an official South Florida Council Scouting activity. The Town of Davie donates significant manpower and resources to assure a successful event. As a Scoutmaster, Cubmaster, or unit leader, you are encouraged to participate in this worthwhile event. This weekend is designed to give your units an opportunity to have fun and participate in the true meaning of this National Holiday. We will look forward to seeing all of you at this event. If you have any questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact George Gilmore, 2009 Scoutmasters Camporee Chief and 2008 Memorial Day Weekend Chairman at B) 954-474-1307 or H) 954-474-1309 or chief@smcc.us.

Parade Entry Application
Memorial Day Parade – Monday, May 26, 2008
All entries must be registered with the parade chairman. This is necessary to insure a space will be assigned for your organization. All applications must be received by the Parade Chairman, George Gilmore, by Friday, May 23, 2008. Assembly of all entrants will be at 9:00 A.M. The Parade Chairman will give you directions. Groups will assemble in or near the parking lot of Nova Eisenhower Elementary School (6501 SW 39th Street) just past the south entrance to Broward Community College on Davie Road Ext.. The parade will start at 10:00 A .M. sharp.

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The route of the parade will be as follows: East out of the parking lot to Davie Road. (SW 64th Ave). South on Davie Road, then into the entrance to the Bergeron Rodeo Grounds to the Rodeo Arena. When marching units enter the arena, please be seated in the bleachers on the east side of the arena. All floats and horse units will continue north to the Nova Elementary School parking lot. The Memorial Services will begin at approximately 11:00 A .M. and will last approximately one hour. entrants will receive a participation recognition ribbon. All

Schedule of Events for Memorial Day Parade
Parade Assembly Parade STEP OFF Memorial services Cut & Return Bottom Portion to: 9:00 A.M. (Nova Eisenhower parking lot south of BCC) 10:00 A.M. SHARP 11:00 A.M. GEORGE GILMORE, Chief, Parade Chairman 7441 SW 42ND PL DAVIE FL 33314

Email: chief@smcc.us
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Name of Organization: _____________________________ Troop/Pack/Crew/Girl Scout: __________ Person in Charge: ___________________________________________________________________ Telephone Number: _______________________ (Home), ______________________________ (Cell) Address: __________________________________ City: _______________________ Zip: ________ Email address: ______________________________________________________________________ Type of Entry: ______________________________________________________________________ (I.E. Marching Band, Float, Equestrian Unit, Military Vehicles, Antique Cars)

Parade Route Map