Boy Scouts of America Troop 1097  Serving Gaithersburg, Germantown & N. Potomac 

City of Gaithersburg, MD 75th Annual Labor Day Parade

  • 02 Sep 2013
  • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Meet @ Lakeforest Mall Bus Depot Parking Lot


Registration is closed

CLICK HERE: Required Permission Slip - Labor Day Parade

It's Parade Time Again!

The City of Gaithersburg, MD 75th annual Labor Day Parade is upon us and Troop 1097 needs your support to make the troop fundraiser a success for 2013.  Funds awarded go towards the purchase of camping gear for the troop.


Scouts, Leaders, Parents, Family and their Friends hold a long tradition for volunteering and participating in the City of Gaithersburg’s Labor Day parade to ensure it is enjoyed by all.  

This year the Department of Parks and Recreation staff is requesting our Troop to provide the following volunteers.

  • 10 Marshals  - Senior/experienced scouts, Leaders/Adults - Monitor the parade to maintain events/participants progress in an orderly and timely manner.**** Same format as last year will be utilized.****
  • 12 Banner Carriers -  Six groups of two to carry banners during the parade..***Great opportunity for young scouts to be on camera and seen on TV.
  • 2 Greeters--Responsible for passing out programs at bus stop at Girard Street.
  • 3 to 5 scouts to distribute Labor Day programs on East Diamond Avenue.
  • 1 scout or adult who would like to wear a costume.
  • Leaders or adults to assist with food, drinks, and/or meeting scouts at the end of the parade and possibly monitor banner carriers along the parade route.

Uniform: Class A uniform

Equipment: Water and proper clothing such as hats, sun screen depending on weather conditions of the day.

Lunch will be served.  This is a family as well as a friend event.  The parade route is through Olde Towne in Gaithersburg, MD via East Diamond Dr. and Russell St.

This is a fun event.  School service hours are available.  The majority of participants will be able to watch and enjoy  the parade once their assignment is complete. 

Contact Patty Baer for more details on how to follow the parade, view the parade or return to your vehicle for departure.  

Labor Day Parade official website:City of Gaithersburg Labor Day Parade Information 

We need you to do the following: 


1.  Notify Ms. Patty Baer if you can or can’t participate and/or have interest in a particular volunteer position for the parade no later than August 9, 2013.  You may contact Ms. Baer via phone at 301-972-9700 or 240-393-0411.

2.  Register for the event on the troop’s web site as soon as possible.


3. Turn in permission slips by the meeting of August 29.
   ****Arrangements can be made for the turn in of permission slips after August 29 if necessary.*****

Enjoy the rest of the Summer,

Patty Baer:

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