Texas Romans were invited to appear for the Boy Scouts of Austin,
Tonkawa Lodge Annual Awards Banquet. By request, displays were all
military--with samples of hard-tack, complete marching kits, and even
armor for the Scouts to try on!
Scouts were eager to try on the legionary uniform,
were invited to judge a round of Ludi Legionis, including armored
push ups and sit ups
a championship challenge of "Last Triarius Standing!"
Daniels of Legio VI Ferrata Fidelis came away with the Corona
with second place going to Legio X Fretensis' own Jeff Israelsen.
event was a huge success, and we were gratified to receive
following e-mail from the Boy Scouts organizer the next day:
were immensely pleased with your group. Everyone was so nice
and the kids really enjoyed it.
I could not
have been happier. I don't know if any of you stuck around,
but when we recognized your group later on in the Banquet, the
audience responded with what I think was the loudest applause
of the afternoon.....
everything, and I will be sure to pass down your information
to next year's Banquet coordinator."
Hillis,Tonkawa Lodge Chief
as always to our brothers in Legio
VIII Augusta for turning out to share the event with us!