Veteran's Day Parade 11:30 am

11/11/11 - 11/11/11




Who: All scouting packs, troops, and crews can participate in the parade.

What: A parade in downtown Birmingham honoring our Veterans.

When: Friday, November 11th     Parade Assembly: 11:30 AM Parade Time: 1:30 PM

Where: Assemble at the vacant lot besides Flowers Bakery

             (16th Street North Between 11th Ave. North and 10th Ave. North)

             On street parking available all around and a block or two up under the interstate.  

How: Scouts are invited to walk in the parade and packs, troops, and crews are invited to enter floats in the parade.  

Why:  This parade is a great opportunity to create lifelong memories for all scouts by demonstrating our patriotism and love for flag and country in the country’s largest Veterans Day Parade.   

What You Need to Know:

  • Do not register with the parade!  Register with the Greater Alabama Council.
  • Be sure to bring water, as no food will be provided.  There will be a small amount of down time as the Scouting contingent joins the larger parade.  Be prepared with snacks, games, or other activities to keep the interest of the Scouts.
  • No one is allowed to throw candy during the parade.
  • The parade route will be 1 ½ miles.
  • Units need to provide their pack flag and American Flags.  No other flags will be provided.
  • The Scouting Uniform is the proper attire for the parade.
  • The Guide to Safe Scouting requires the following for parade floats:
    • Transportation to and from the parade or hayride site is not allowed on the truck or trailer. 
    • Those persons riding, whether seated or standing, must be able to hold on to something stationary. 
    • Legs should not hang over the side. 
    • Parade check-in instructions:
    • Top Unit Leader will sign in for the unit onsite that day.
    •     Please fax roster to 970-0349 attn: Carol Ashworth or Register @
    • Units need to provide a list of Scouts participating in the event.
    • Units will receive patches and onsite parade starting point instructions.