Memorial Day Weekend
Saturday, May 28:
The troop continues its nearly 30-years tradition of placing flags on the graves of US veterans. We will gather at Avon Cemetery (just south of Grayslake North High School) at 9 AM. This is a Rain or Shine event.
Please wear your uniform. Normally, this project takes about 90 minutes. After placing the flags, we will have a brief ceremony, a keynote speaker and the playing of Taps. Immediately after the ceremony, all participants will enjoy a simple cookout lunch.
Monday, May 30:
The annual Memorial Day Community Parade will step off from Grayslake Central HS at 9:15. Scouts wishing to participate can join with other Grayslake scouting units. Troop 96 does not formally participate as our primary event is the placing of flags on Saturday.
Our regular troop meeting on Monday will move to Jones Island (on the corner of Harvey and Alleghany in GL). Scouts can arrive as early as 5 pm. We will finish at 8 pm (30 minutes earlier than normal). The troop will provide a hot dog cookout and anyone is welcome to bring extra foods to share.
This is an informal gathering – wear a Troop or Scouting t-shirt. Bring games and/or wear your swimsuit.