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Apr 22, 2016
Battle of Flowers 2016 Parade Participation

APR - Scouts Support 2016 Battle of Flowers Parade

Boy Scouts Support Battle of Flowers Parade 2016

Every April, downtown San Antonio becomes the site of a citywide celebration – the Battle of Flowers® Parade.  Since 1891, the women volunteer members of the Battle of Flowers® Association have produced a parade to honor the fallen heroes of the Alamo and to commemorate the victory at the battle of San Jacinto.

Join us as we celebrate Texas history!

The Battle of Flowers appreciates the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts helping carry the big United States and Texas flag each year within the parade.

The Alamo Area Council is supporting The Battle of Flowers Parade this year with Scouts to hold and parade the “United States Flag” on Friday, April 24th during Fiesta week in San Antonio.  If we do not get enough Boy Scouts to participate, some Girl Scouts will also participate.  We will be walking the U. S. Flag (20 x 50 feet) along the 2.6-mile route of San Antonio’s largest day parade.

  • Must be at least twelve (12) years of age to participate in the parade
  • Must wear a complete Boy Scout Uniform including Scout shorts or Scout long pants (i.e., no blue jeans or other pants).  Scouts without the Official Scout uniform will not be allowed in the parade.  
  • Recommend that you wear sunblock and a Scout hat for sun protection.  Only the official Boy Scout ball cap or the Scout campaign hat are permitted (i.e., no Troop or High Adventure hats).

Parents or Scout Leaders will need to deliver and pickup their Scouts before and after the parade.  Delivery time is 11:00 a.m., at the intersection of Broadway and Grayson Street.  The parade starts about 50 feet to the right of this drop-off point, under McAllister Freeway (U.S. Hwy 281) at Grayson Street.  The pickup point (at the end of the Parade) is at the corner of Martin and Santa Rosa at approximately 2:30 p.m.  (You may not be able to drive right to this intersection.) 

The First Aid Stations along the parade route will provide cups of water.  A small daypack (book bag) with a water bottle is a good idea.  Parents must sign a PARADE RELEASE FORM from the Battle of Flowers Association for their scout (under 18) to participate. 

For more information, visit www.AlamoAreaBSA.org/BattleofFlowers or contact Fiesta Staff Advisor Yvonne Ramirez.

 

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