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Boy Scout Troop One seeking alumni to join parade

Published: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

ST. CHARLES – Boy Scout Troop One, whose members will serve as the grand marshals of the Electric Christmas Parade, is seeking troop alumni to join the parade route.

In honor of Troop One’s 100th year anniversary, this year’s parade committee selected the troop to represent the parade as grand marshals, according to a news release. Past troop alumni who are interested and available to participate in the parade by walking or riding along can contact Troop One Leader Chris Jensen at

Troop One was the first Boy Scout troop in St. Charles and is one of the oldest troops in the nation, the release stated. Karl Apslund founded the troop in 1913. In 1934, the troop became chartered to the American Legion Post 342 in St. Charles, and has been with the Legion since.

The parade will head through downtown St. Charles starting at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 30.

The parade is part of the St. Charles Holiday Homecoming, a two-day event that runs from Nov. 29, through Nov. 30. In addition to the parade, the weekend event features the Lighting of the Lights, sleigh rides on First Street, visits with Santa and a holiday movie.

For information about Holiday Homecoming, visit or call the Downtown St. Charles Partnership office at 630-443-3967.

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