Greater Saint Louis Area Council - 2024 Gravois Trail Memorial Day Good Turn

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2024 Gravois Trail Memorial Day Good Turn

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2024 Gravois Trail Memorial Day Good Turn


75th Anniversary Jefferson Barracks Good Turn

Scouts of all ages are invited to participate in the Memorial Day Good Turn on May 26, 2024—Check-in for Jefferson Barracks Good Turn, hosted by Gravois Trail District. Registration will be from 10:30 am until 11:30 am with the procession into the cemetery beginning at 11:30 am. Upon check-in, the unit leader or designated adult will receive a map and participation ribbon. A 75th Anniversary Memorial Day Good Turn patch is available for $5.00.

Participants will attend the Flag Ceremony before proceeding to the flag boxes. No one will be allowed to begin placing flags until after the ceremony has been dismissed.

Important information to know before you go:

  • Units should arrive as close to 10:30 am as possible.
  • Scouts and Scout Leaders should be in full field uniform.
  • No parking is allowed in the Cemetery. 
  • Staging will be on the VA Hospital Orange parking lot at the Northwest end of the property
  • Parking is available in the Orange and Purple lots of the VA Hospital. Additional Parking in Sylvan Springs Park 
  • Plan for a hike. You will walk 1 – 3 miles on the event day. Closed-toe shoes are strongly encouraged.
  • The person who registers the unit should be our primary contact for the event.
  • Please do not bring unit or American Flags.
  • Bring rain gear. The event is held rain or shine. It is a good idea to bring hats and sunscreen.
  • Make sure you bring plenty of water for you and your Scouts.
  • Damaged flags should be returned to the box and not placed on a grave.
  • REMEMBER THE SCOUT OATH AND LAW AND THE PURPOSE OF THE DAY. Please respect the gravesites ( DO NOT SIT ON HEADSTONES ), We are guests at the VA Hospital and the Cemetery.
When & Where
General Session
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
Sunday 05-26-2024
10:30 AM CT to 3:00 PM CT Past
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