American Legion Fort Scott Scuttlebutt


American Legion Fort Scott Thompson-Harkey Post 25 now leads 2nd District in membership. Today’s numbers have Post at 60 members or 78.96%.

Our 2020 membership goal is 76. We are currently 16 members short of 100%. Help Post 25 reach 100% by renewing your membership or recruiting a  new member.

You can easily renew online at It’s safe and secure and takes less than five minutes

You can also mail in your $40.00 renewal to the Post 25 Finance Officer.

Darrell Spencer

1183 185TH ST

Fort Scott, Ks, 66701.

I can also arrange to meet with you to pick up your renewal.  I’m retired so I can easily work around your schedule to meet you, but no 3 AM meetings please!

You can also pay your 2020 dues at our next general membership meeting on October 7th.


Any Veteran who has served one day on active duty since December 7, 1941 and was honorably discharged can join the Legion. This is due to the LEGION Act recently passed by Congress and signed into law by President Trump. If you know of a local Veteran who meets this new, expanded membership requirement, invite them to a Post 25 meeting or contact me about a membership form. There are probably several hundred Bourbon County Veterans who are not aware of the LEGION Act and are now eligible for American Legion membership.

If you know of one, invite them to join the American Legions. We are a community of Veterans “Still Serving.

Upcoming Events

October 5. Post 25 Community Awareness at the Fort Scott Wal-Mart from 9 am – 12 pm.  Stop by and visit other Post 25 Legionnaires or bring a new member to join Post 25.

October 7. American Legion Post 25 meet and greet at Memorial Hall starts at 6:30 pm.

October 7. American Legion Post 25 general membership meeting at Memorial Hall starts at 7:00 pm.

October 10. American Legion Auxiliary Unit 25 general membership meeting at Memorial Hall starts at 6:00 pm.

October 10. American Legion Post 25 Color Guard meets at Memorial Hall starts at 7:00 pm.

October 12, 2019.   EISENHOWER PILGRIMAGE in Abilene starts at 9:30 am. Department Vice Commanders Homecoming … immediately following the Eisenhower Pilgrimage.


November 2, 2019. Fort Scott American Legion Post 25 Vintage Toy/Comic Books/Sports Cards Show from 9 am – 3 pm.  See attached flyer for more information.

January 31 – February 2, 2020. Department of Kansas Midwinter Forum at Fort Scott.

 Informational Items

Additional shuttle drivers are needed. The VA-provided shuttle now transports dialysis patients to Pittsburg on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays plus area Veterans for VA hospital appointments on Mondays and Thursdays. Call or email me for more information on becoming a shuttle driver.

Auxiliary Unit 25’s first outreach program is to provide support to Veteran mothers of newborn babies at the Topeka VA Medical Center.  They are currently collecting needed items for newborns and all donations are greatly appreciated.  Diapers, body wash and shampoos, blankets and clothing are among the items requested. Call Unit 25 Vice President Marilyn Gilmore at 785.214.5618 for more information or to donate items. A copy of the flyer is attached.

Our Taurus G2C raffle is sold out. The drawing for the winning ticket will be at our October 7th membership meeting. The winner will be contacted, and information provided on picking up their new pistol.

The Post 25 fundraising collectibles show on November 2 is taking shape. We have 10 tables sold now.

If you know of someone with cases of Hot Wheels, storage totes of Barbies or sports cards or boxes of comic books, encourage them to rent a table at the toy show. All proceeds will go towards our scholarships for Boys and Girls State, Cadet Law and other Post sponsored programs.

Volunteers will be sought to contribute a few hours to make this 1st ever collectibles show a success.


For more AL news, click below:

SALute. October 2019


Don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have.

Submitted by:

Carl Jowers. Post 25 Commander.


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