CLARKSVILLE, Tennessee – (CLARKSVILLENOW) – American Legion CSM Gary W. Crisp Post 289, the Clarksville chapter of the American Legion – an American organization made up of local veterans posts – strives to offer new programs for the youth in Clarksville.
The American Legion was founded in 1919 and since then has operated under four pillars: Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation, National Security, Americanism, and Children and Youth.
In its efforts to offer new local programs for young people, Extension 289 has become more involved with local Scouts and Cubs. Last October, Post 289 chartered the 510 Cub Cubs, which meet at Barkers Mill Elementary School. While the pack initially only numbered four members, it has grown since the start of the school year and now numbers over 40 members.
Post 289 also founded a new scout troop, 289, numbered after the post. Troop 289 is from the Tiny Town Road area of Clarksville and meets at Daymar College on Trenton Road, where American Legion Post 289 meets.
Scott Eldridge, Scout Leader of 289 Troop and member of the American Legion Post 289, said of the new Boy Scout Troop: “We’re starting small, but we’ve already seen a leap with the enrollment of five new Scouts. this week.
The American Legion’s support for the Boy Scouts of America began with the Legion’s first national convention in 1919. Celebrating its 100e anniversary this year, the American Legion posts sponsor more than 2,500 Scouting units across the country, making post 289 the only most recent American Legion post to support local Boy Scouts.
To learn more about the new 289 Boy Scout Troop, visit American Legion Post page 289 on Boy Scouts. For more information on American Legion CSM Gary W. Crisp Post 289, visit their website Where Facebook page.
Boy Scout Leader Scott Eldridge, Boy Scouts transferred from Packs 505 and 510 to Troop 289, and Ernest Schmidt, American Legion Department Chairman in Tennessee. (Photo: ext. 289) of the American Legion
American Legion CSM Gary W. Crisp Post 289 Veteran Duty Officer Carmen Cherry proudly displays the New Pack Flag donated by Legionnaire Bob Sisson. (Photo: ext. 289) of the American Legion
The Amateur Transmitting Society of Clarksville is working with the Cub Scout Pack 510 Webelo Scouts. American Legion CSM Gary W. Crisp Post 289 hosted the 61st International Live Scout Jamboree with Daymar College. (Photo: ext. 289) of the American Legion