Cub Scouts Present New Charter Membership

The Post is proud to sponsor the newly rechartered Cub Scout Troop 114. Thank you to the pack members who attended to present the charter, to Ted Johnson for his leadership, and to Doug Burgdorff for his dedication and hard work in reforming the pack, as well as leading it. Thank you also to those hard working leaders and committee members who were unable to attend the ceremony.

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Breakfast Fundraiser Needs Volunteers

To Post 170 Membership

Our first fundraiser for the year is the Health Fair Break-the-Fast.
Joy Lowe is heading up this effort and needs post members and spouses to volunteer to help.
Location is at the west side of CC school across the parking lot at the Ag building class room.
Friday, 6 April help getting set up.
Saturday, 7 April Open at 6am and finish up at noon.
Joy will have a sign up sheet at the Post meeting on 6 March.
If you will not be at the meeting and wish to sign up to help please contact

the post via the contact page on this website.

Thank you!

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Kids ID & Safety Event

KIdsID_PosterFree identification kits and professional fingerprinting from a sheriff’s deputy will be available in the library’s Community Room on Fri., Jan. 26 from 1 – 4 p.m. The Custer County Sheriff’s Office, American Legion Post 170 and West Custer County Library have partnered to provide identification kits for families in order to protect children and teens. Families with children ages infant to 17 years are encouraged to drop in and pick up a kit.

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, fingerprints are important because they are unique to each individual and unlike physical appearances, they do not change over time. A Child ID kit is a simple yet effective tool to help families maintain current photos of and descriptive information about their children as well as DNA samples and fingerprints.

Parents and legal guardians will keep the kits and provide the information to law enforcement only in case of emergency. Information will not be kept by any organization or agency. If a child goes missing, parents can provide the kit to law enforcement officials so that it may be entered into the FBI’s National Crime Information Center database.

Those with little ones will also have the opportunity to learn about safe car seat installation from certified National Child Passenger Safety Technicians through Custer County Drive Smart, a program of Safe Kids Worldwide.

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Eagle Scout Ceremony

Eagle Scout Court of Honor: Post 170 of The American Legion had the distinct honor or attending the Eagle Scout Court of Honor on Sunday, 12 November at the Historic Alpine Inn. Post 170 is the Legion sponsor of Troop 114 Westcliffe. Three, yes count them, THREE of our scouts were awarded their Eagle Scout badges and certificates on Sunday evening. A great recognition for Michael Batson, Tyler Ferron and Scott Freeburg. We are so very proud of these young men. The Post 170 Honor Guard posted the colors along with the Scout colors. Commander Carol Kennedy presented certificates to each of our Eagles and Post 170 Boy Scout Representative, Jessica Carter, gave each a US Flag flown over the US Capital. We had the honor to participate in the recognition of future leaders in and of our Country.

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Veterans Day

Veterans Day Banquet-11 Nov 2017. Hosted by The American Legion Post 170. What an outstanding evening!!! Speaker Shilo Harris was absolutely first rate, dinner was superb and over 77 Vets and members of the community shared the evening giving us all memories to cherish.

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