Veteran's Day Parade

The San Jose Veterans' Day Parade is right around the corner Pack 32.  Come support our Veterans RAIN or SHINE and march with Pack 32 on Sunday, November 11th.  Our unit is among over 100 entries participating in this parade.  The parade will feature bands, floats, military units and special guests.  Thousands of spectators are expected to line the parade route in downtown San Jose.  The route is approximately 1.0 mile.

After the parade, Pack 32 has been invited to the BBQ lunch at the American Legion Hall.  Please join us!

  • When
    • Sunday, November 11th, 2017.  We meet in the staging area (details below) starting at 11AM.  The parade starts at 12-noon.  The parade is approximately 1 mile long and should take about 1 hour to complete once we start marching. So, plan on 2 - 2.5 hours from the time you line up in the staging area until the parade ends.
  • IMPORTANT:  The parade starts at 12-noon, but this year we are #87 in line.  The groups depart at about 1 per minute, so we don't actually start moving until after 1PM.
  • Where:  
    • "Marchers" area on Delmas Avenue - West Side Parking Lot. (Map below)  This is were we will assemble before the parade.  When you arrive look for a marker with our number.  There will be monitors on the streets with line up sheets and any of your group can ask your position upon arrival into the staging area.  See Staging Map below. Directions: Link
    • Who:  
      • Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, parents and siblings may march.  Every Cub Scout must have a parent marching with them.  This is not a drop-off event!  Siblings are welcome but they must be 5 years or older to walk.  Younger siblings must be pushed or carried in a stroller, wagon, etc.

    • What to bring
      • Lunch to eat before parade starts. Also, snacks and activities to keep the scouts entertained and occupied.  A patriotic craft they can carry would be great. Depending on the weather also bring a hat, sunscreen, and/or an umbrella.

    • Attire:  
      • Cb Scouts, Boy Scouts, and leaders should be in full uniform.  Girl Scout siblings should also wear their uniforms.  Otherwise, parents and siblings are encouraged to dress with a patriotic theme (i.e., red, white and blue) or wear Pack T-shirts.
    • Parking:  
      • You're on your own for parking.  They don't have any specific area set aside for parade participants.  You may have to pay to park.  
      • AY Parking, 324 W Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113. Direction: Map
    • Restrooms:  Will be available in the staging area.
    • Contact:  On the day of the event please call Ron's cell phone. 
    • Maps:

    Parade Day Rules and Guidelines (brief version that applies to Pack 32):
    • No throwing favors
    • No fireworks or open flames
    • No balloons

    IGNORE BELOW THIS POINT - it is a work in progress

    • How to schedule and plan for this event
      • who will organize this? (den, rank, cubmaster, etc)
      • who to talk to (Cubmaster, Committee, District/Council people)
      • when to start planning (need to reserve Central Park Arbor 4months before at 8AM sharp!)
      • equipment needed for setup (canopy, banner, etc)
      • food/snacks/cookingg
      • etc

    • Notes and feedback for future running of this event.
      • what went well
      • what could be better
      • other ideas for future

    • Historical attendance for this event
     Date    Location Organizer  # of Scouts  # of Adults# of Siblings  # Total Cost to Attend Event Cost/Budget Key Memory
     11/11/17Notre Dam Ave, SJ         
     1/1/16 North Pole Bob34  7 9 50 free $1M Underwater basket weaving
     1/1/15 Oakland Zoo Joe 33 6 8 47 $10 $100 The camp with the bees
     1/1/14 Central park Joe 32 5 7 44 $5 $100 Awesome telescopes for star viewing

    Toby McPheeters,
    Nov 9, 2018, 8:05 AM
    Toby McPheeters,
    Nov 9, 2018, 8:05 AM
    Toby McPheeters,
    Nov 9, 2018, 8:05 AM