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Troop 24-26: On July 6th, 2017, I had a solo troop with the great folks at FunBotLab in Annandale, VA.  This is a summer camp that helps kids learn about robotics, programming, and also stop motion videos.  I ended up trooping with them 2 more times at 2 different locations on 2 different dates.  The FunBotLab counselors were terrific.

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On my 2nd visit, my daughter trooped with me too:

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And my brother (TIE pilot) trooped with me on the 3rd visit:
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While not an official 501st event, I did help my nephew celebrate his 2nd birthday...Star Wars style in July 2017.  He's also a big fan and already has his own armor.

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Troop 27: On July 15th, 2017, Garrison Tyranus was invited to a Star Wars style birthday party.  The young man celebrating has been battling cancer.  The day started off a little rainy, but once all of his friends arrived (and the video game truck), the sun popped out and we were able to have a great outdoor party.  The young man, who turned 6, is now in remission!

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Troop 28: On September 23rd, 2017, I attended my third event with the Children's Tumor Foundation.  This was a walk to help raise awareness for Neurofibromatosis.

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Troop 29: On September 24th, 2017, Garrison Tyranus attended the Dulles Cars and Coffee event to help raise awareness and funding for children's cancer.  Ellie's hats, an organization helping children with cancer, was onsite helping with the event.  On a sidenote, there was a functioning landspeeder at the car show.

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Troop 30: On October 14th, 2017, Garrison Tyranus helped the Cascades Public Library celebrate Star Wars reads day.  We met a lot of great Star Wars fans, including this lady sporting a Darth Vader t-shirt.  The Force was very strong with her.

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Troop 31: On October 21st, 2017, Garrison Tyranus was invited back to the 13th annual walk for autism, held by the Parents of Autistic Children of Northern Virginia.  POAC-NoVA helped raise awareness and funding for autism research.

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Wow, that's great seeing how often you've been trooping, and for noteworthy causes too!

One of these days we're going to have to meet up. Maybe AwesomeCon 2018 :duim:

Charlie

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Great seeing all these updated on here.

lots and lots and lots and lots of troops.:peace:

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Yes, awesome troops indeed. Same here, we are pretty close and will have to troop together some day for sure. Sandie for life!

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Troop 32: On February 11th, 2018, our Garrison was invited to attend a Blue & Gold Banquet for the Cub Scouts in Leesburg.  They had a Star Wars theme for the evening.  The banquet was kicked off with the Imperial March, and we led the Scouts to the stage for the flag ceremony.  Later, we got to join these future recruits for some chow in the mess hall.

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Troop 33: We had so much fun at the last Blue & Gold Banquet, we joined another group of Cub Scouts in the area just a few weeks later.  On February 23rd, Garrison Tyranus did some heavy recruiting at this event.

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Really cool to see all those happy faces in your pics mate! Great work:salute:

Makes me want to go trooping too! :)

 

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Looks fun! I have been wanting to do a Blue and Gold banquet for some time. Want to give back to the scouts! 

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Awesome pics of even greater troops! Looks like you had a lot of fun doing them all :duim:

 

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Need to catch up on a few events.

Troop 34: On May 12th, 2018 I marched in a local parade by myself escorting a float.  Was a great workout walking 1.5 miles in armor with a pack!
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Troop 35-36: On July 19th and August 9th, 2018, I donned my armor and took my R2 unit to a kids robotics camp.
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Troop 37: On September 15th, 2018, I tried to help sell baked goods, with the proceeds benefiting the Childhood Cancer Foundation.  These young ladies were much better at selling than I was.  Was great to spend the day with other Star Wars fans :)
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On 9/25/2018 at 8:52 AM, DarthStevius said:

The smiles say it all, am I right?

Nice pics Happy

Yes indeed..."will troop for smiles" :)

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Got a few more...trying to get to that 50 mark!

Troop 38: On September 28th, 2018, R2 and I attended a fundraiser for a local science museum.  We rubbed elbows with some of the patrons, and got to meet Dr Who.

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Troop 39: On October 6th, R2 and I attended the 14th annual Walk for Autism in Northern VA.  This was the 3rd year in a row that I attended as a Sandtrooper.  Always a terrific event.  We had support from some other costumers as well.

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Troop 40: R2 and I were able to attend a "Monster Mash" party at a local elementary school.  We setup a photo booth with a sci-fi background, and met many awesome costumers. 

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Troop 41: R2 and I were invited to a very special young man's 5th birthday party.  This little guy has autoimmune encephalitis...he has his days, but he's kicking it in the rear.  He wanted a Star Wars (bad guy!) character to come to his party...R2 and I jumped at the opportunity.  This kid was awesome.  I had R2 covered up under a blanket in his family room (obviously hard to hide him).  I made an entrance up his stairway in my Sandtrooper armor, he ran over to me, no fear, took me by the hand, and said "I found the droid you are looking for!".  Melted my heart.  He's 5, but he knows his Star Wars.  You should have heard him do Jabba and Salacious Crumb impressions.  He can also do a good Yoda.  Awesome troop.   I brought over a Jawa costume, he was definitely ready to sell some droids.

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Troop 42: R2 and I attended troop 1154's Star Wars themed Blue & Gold Scout Banquet in Ashburn, VA.  Plenty of young recruits available for the Empire...they even let us dive into their free taco bar after the event.

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Troop 43: February 22nd, 2019: Pack 910 of Chantilly, VA had a Star Wars themed Blue & Gold banquet.  R2 and I were invited to attend.  These young men were very well behaved, and the Scout Masters were wonderful to work with.  They did an outstanding job with organizing the event, and also with their creative decorating...specifically a death star hall entrance made out of paper.  This was a terrific event :)

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