Tyler Rose Parade, Saturday, October 21!

Dear Pack 359 Family,
The Tyler Rose Parade is coming up this Saturday.  Here are the details on the parade.
We will be #3 in the lineup behind the City of Tyler Fire Truck. The parade route is about 1.25 miles.


Gathering:  We will gather at the intersection of Glenwood and Houston Streets at 8:00am. A few minutes after 8:00am, we will move down to our staging area at Glenwood and Front Street.  Please be early!  Parade security may keep latecomers from entering the route.  Parade starts at 9:00am.


Parking:  The best locations to park are Mike Carter Baseball Field or Peete Elementary School.  Keep in mind that many of the roads in the area will be barricaded off.  Peete is the closet to the starting line.  Mike Carter is the closest to the end.  It would be best to enter either parking area from Bellwood road.  Stay away from Houston and Glenwood as traffic and participant congestion will be bad.  Enter Bellwood from Gaston, Peach, or Lyons.


All Tigers must ride on the trailer that will be located at the Glenwood and Front Street location. All Tigers must have a Tiger parent walking in the parade. If a Tiger parent is unable to make the walk, they can ride on the trailer.   All Scouts participating in the parade need to be in Field (Class A) uniform with neckerchiefs and hats.  Leaders, if you have a Field (Class A) uniform, please wear it.  Also, any parents wanting to walk must wear a Pack T-shirt and pants/shorts.  No Yoga pants.  Be sure to wear closed toe shoes.  No flip flops.


Not all parents need to walk with their child.   In fact, due to the number of boys, the parade has asked that we limit the number of parents.  If you choose not to walk, here are some important things to know:
   1.  At the drop off area, check in with your Den leader.  Your den leader will assign your son to an adult walker.  When the parade is over, check out with the adult walker when you pick up your son.
   2.  The parade will end at Rose Stadium.  Parents, please watch the parade route and stand at the exiting side of Rose Stadium.
   3.  You can stay and watch the parade, but please pick up your child first so our parent walkers can leave.
One more tip, bring chairs/cooler with water for the parade.
This is an excellent time to show off our Pack as we lead the parade!!  I would love to have as many SCOUTS as possible.  The AOL and Webelos will be carrying the Flags for the parade.
See you Saturday,
D. Jason Phillips