Troop 373 Scouts

Here is a great opportunity for service hours for rank advancement and to help our community and Nation..

                 MEMORIAL WEEKEND

When:       Saturday. May 25,  2019 10 AM  Flags up
              Monday May 27,  2019   3:00 pm  Flags down

There is also an opportunity for 2-3 scouts to hand out programs at the VFW - Veterans of Foreign Wars- Monday Memorial Service at 10:00 am.
The Service is held 11:00am to 12:00 noon.  As a form ceremony, Scout serving at the Memorial Service are requested to be in BSA full Class A, with BSA Pants and Socks.   All Adults, Scouts and families are welcome and there are normally refreshments after the Memorial Service.

Place:                Sierra Madre Pioneer Cemetery, Sierra Madre Blvd. and Co burn,
                                        553 Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, CA 91204 map

Uniform:  May 25: Troop Full  Class A  (no sash) with Blue Jeans, set up 

                    May 27   10 am Service  Troop Full  Class A with Scout Pants

                    May 25   3pm  Take down, Class B field, BSA T shirt 

No RSVP needed

What you will be expected to do:

Place flags and crosses on veterans grave sites and remove them on Monday 3pm.
One to two hours, depends on the number of Scouts.

This project will count towards your rank requirements, service hours.
* A service project is a special Good Turn that allows you to put Scout spirit into action.

Log your service hours in the back of your Scout book! 


Past event:

Video of  VFW Post 3208 Monday Memorial Service

Past invite:

Pioneer Cemetery was originally established in 1881 by Sierra Madre’s founding father, Nathanial Coburn Carter, who, that same year, purchased a 1,103-acre plot of land from Santa-Anita-Park-racetrack-founder Elias Jackson “Lucky” Baldwin.  Carter set aside 2.32 of those 1,103 acres to build a cemetery and the first burial, of one of Carter’s servants, took place just a year later in 1882. Today, Sierra Madre Pioneer Cemetery is the final resting place of over 1,700 souls, including Carter and his family, as well as numerous veterans of the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, both World Wars, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.  Sierra Madre Pioneer Cemetery is extremely small and quiet space, with cherry blossom, sycamore, oak, and palm trees dotting the landscape, as well as several stone benches on which one can sit and reflect.

 In 1884, John Richardson, a Civil War veteran who had recently moved to Sierra Madre became the first person interred in the Cemetery.  Members of twelve of the first seventeen families that lived in Sierra Madre when it was founded in 1881, are buried in the cemetery.

Also buried in the Cemetery are veterans of the Civil War, both Union and Confederate, the Spanish American War, World War One, World War Two, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.  There are also some soldiers of the British Commonwealth buried in the Cemetery.


History 2


VFW Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3208 - Sierra Madre
Meeting spot second Sunday of the month at 2:00 p.m, Park house, 222 W Sierra Madre Blvd, Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Phone (626) 355-7016
Commander of VFW Dave Loera
Mailing Address:  PO BOX 695, SIERRA MADRE, CA 91025-0695
Founded  February 13, 1935, Incorporation Date:  10/25/1948