2022 Fort Snelling National Cemetery Service Project

Started by the legacy Kaposia Chapter of the Totanhan Nakaha Lodge, the annual Ft. Snelling National Cemetery Wreath Clean-up is one of the largest service projects undertaken in Northern Star Scouting each year. Held the first Saturday in February ( this year, Saturday February 5, 2022), the project consists of removing wreaths and holiday decorations from memorials on the grounds of the Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. Although led by the Totanhan Nakaha Lodge of the Order of the Arrow, the event is open to Cub Scouts, Scouts, Venturers, and the public.     

When: 

Event will run from 9AM to 12PM on Saturday February 5th, 2022.

Process:

Register by individuals or by group. Use one of the registration buttons below - please note that there are Scouting group and community group registration options. The registration site is broken down into three gate options that correspond with entry points into the cemetery. Enter in the number of people coming within each registrant category and then provide your contact information (contact Information necessary to provide pre-arrival information via email). 

Scouting Group Registration

Community Group Registration

Annual Health and Medical Records are required for all Scouting participants. Participating units should ensure that members have parts A and B of the Annual Health and Medical Record. Forms will be retained by participants or units.  

All participants should fill out a Health Screening Checklist prior to attending. Forms will not be turned-in. 

Event Staff Help Need:  

During the registration process you will be prompted whether or not you have any volunteers that may be able to assist in specialist roles during the event. We are always looking for individuals that are able to serve as members of the dumpster teams, and drivers (transporting wreaths to dumpster areas with personal vehicles or open top trailers). 

Where:

Fort Snelling National Cemetery is adjacent to the Minneapolis/ St. Paul International Airport at 7601 34th Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55450. The registration for the event is broken into three gates/ areas. The use of gates/ areas is to help ease traffic flow entering the cemetery grounds for the event. Close to 800 volunteers are expected to attend, so please ensure that you follow arrival instructions that will be sent out the week prior to the event. Gate/ area registrations will not guarantee specific clean-up assignments (which are assigned on entry).  

How: 

In order to provide updates to participants ahead of the event, as well as assist in designating arrival gates, we are asking that all participants pre-register for the event. Once arriving on-site, you will receive your assigned working area for the event - please stay at your assigned area until the wreathes you have collected are picked-up.  As the morning progresses you can call in to a number to receive a further section assignment. An email will be sent to the registration contact the week of the event with final details.

Contact us

Mark Ellenberger

Lodge Service Adviser

Craig Turner

Lodge Program Adviser

Ben Coder

STEM-Activities Director
612-261-2329
2022 Fort Snelling National Cemetery Service Project

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