Echo Base goes back to school!
On June 17th, members of Echo Base and Garrison Carida joined forces to bring world cultures and mythologies to life at Penn State DuBois' "Galactic Training Academy". The course was part of Penn State's "Kids In College" program, a summer outreach program that is part of the University's participation in Pennsylvania's STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Initiative. Students spent the week learning about world cultures and mythologies, ancient and modern, through the Star Wars universe. Thursday was an opportunity for the students to see first-hand some of the costumes, helmets, masks and props that we had been talking about all week, and to ask questions about the costumes/characters represented.
Our classroom became the most popular place on campus as the kids and their families, University staff and students and Kids In College staff and volunteers all came in for pictures, autographs, tattoos and hands-on exploration of costumes, helmets and props. The kids were a very well-informed group of hardcore SW fans, who asked some surprisingly nuanced questions and interacted very ably with the presenters. (At one point, Maul as so impressed with one of the students' answers he invited the kid to just come up and sit on the panel!)
This was the first troop for the 501st/RL in this part of Pennsylvania, and the first time that there has been an appearance at Penn State DuBois.
For more photos and details on the event – read Tharren’s complete report in our Mission Reports section. http://www.rebellegion.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=24675
Galactic Strategic Command Detachment
Congratulations to the Galactic Strategic Command Detachment for Officers! They become our newest costume Detachment.
Stop by the Rebel Commanders forum to congrats them - http://www.rebellegion.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=24
And you have a formal Officer costume and want to join – post in the sign-up thread.