Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Troop 517 - Missing trailer

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

This safety rule will affect Tigers in the 4th of July Parade:

This safety rule will affect Tigers in the Parade:

No child under eight years of age will be allowed to walk in the parade. They may ride on floats, vehicles or bicycles under adult supervision

Bob Horak

Friday, June 23, 2017

Important 4th of July Parade information

Longhorn Council BSA is having a float in the 2017 Arlington 4th of July Parade. The float will have 29 American flags on it from the 1777 13star flag to the 1960 50star flag and all of those in between. It will also have a Texas flag. Following the float will be Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts walking the parade route.  It would be nice if the scouts could carry their Unit flag or banner but it’s not necessary.  Scouts should be in Class-A uniform and can wear jeans or shorts.  Hats and sunscreen is a good idea. Cub Scouts riding bicycles must have helmets.  BRING A WATER BOTTLE.   WATER GUNS AND  SUPER SOAKERS ARE NOT ALLOWED. WE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO HANDOUT ANYTHING ALONG THE PARADE ROUTE.   
 The parade starts at 9am and takes about 2 hours. Last year it started late because of a rain storm. Every year is different.  The scouts need to be there by at least 8:30 am. (see drop off area below).  Our entry number is #76 row 3. The parade participants line up by entry number. The Parade theme this year is “A TEXAS FOURTH OF JULY” so cowboy hats etc. are welcome.  I WILL HAVE A LARGE
Drop Off Location
We have created a drop-off area on the south side of our staging area. There will be no dropping off on Cooper Street — the Arlington Police Department will strictly enforce this.

South Drop-off Area: From Park Row Dr., go north on Cooper St., turn right on Doug Russell Rd. Police and event staff will direct you to the drop-off area. As you drop off please help us keep traffic moving by using the designated drop off lanes. You may exit on the south end of the drop-off area where parking is available. See drop off map below for more information.

We encourage the use of the 
Thanks for your help.
Bob Horak


Buses begin running between UTA Maverick Stadium and the south parade drop off area.

 6:30 am

Bus arrives at City Hall to pick up judges for transport to south drop off area

 7:00 am

Both buses in service between UTA Maverick Stadium and south drop off area

 7:25 am

Police begin to secure streets around the parade route and Parade Lineup Area

 7:30 am

Flag distribution begins

 8:00 am

Bus arrives at north entrance to City Hall to pick up dignitaries for transport to Parade Lineup Area

 8:20 am

Judges at Parade Lineup Area board buses for return to City Hall

 8:30 am

Bus arrives back at Parade Lineup Area to pick up dignitaries who need a ride back to City Hall

 9:10 am

Bus leaves Parade Lineup Area with dignitaries back to City Hall

 9:20 am

Buses begin shuttle for parade participants back to UTA Maverick Stadium

 9:45 am

Last parade entry projected to leave Parade Lineup Area

 10:45 am

Last parade entry projected to return to Parade Lineup Area

 11:45 am

Shuttle service to UTA Maverick stadium ends

 1:00 pm

Friday, June 16, 2017

Memorial for Pearl Harbor sailor

Gary Faletti is the point of contact for units wanting to attend.
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George Anderson Coke, Jr., an Arlington resident who was lost at Pearl Harbor is coming home.  Gary Faletti offers this as a great opportunity for the OA and other Scouts to perform a service to honor this WWII hero.  His memorial service will be at First United Methodist Church on Saturday, June 24 at 1pm, with his burial after that at Parkdale Cemetery on Mary Street.  Link to article:

contact Gary Faletti, Associate OA Lodge Adviser at


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