Excerpt from 501st Legion Charter regarding Garrisons:
(See the Charter for the complete description.)

"The largest subdivisions of the Legion are the Garrisons, which ideally cover large distinctive regions that host unique geography, language, borders or other distinguishing characteristics. A Garrison requires at least twenty-five (25) members and is headed by a Garrison Commander (CO), who is elected every February by the members of the Garrison. The formation of a new Garrison may take place when an Outpost reaches sufficient membership or when a region within an existing Garrison finds pressing needs to break off and form a new Garrison.

Member affiliation with this unit is normally based upon geographical boundaries and the member's primary residence. A member can request to be placed in another Garrison if they feel closer to that Garrison and it is more feasible to regularly attend events with that Garrison. If approved by the CO of the Garrison the member lives in as well as the adopting Garrison's CO, the member may switch affiliations.

... If approved by the Legion Council, the applicant group undergoes a one year probationary period, during which it must demonstrate that it can operate as an independent body. After the one year period, the Council will vote again to approve the Garrison officially. It is required that when a new Garrison forms within an existing Garrison that approval first be sought from the existing Garrison Commander. Garrison Commanders are free to assemble whatever rules and administrative staff they need in their area.
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Legion Command requires complete information on the proposal of a new Garrison in the club. This is to ensure the new Garrisons have all the resources in place prior to going active as an independent Garrison. Kindly fill out all the information as completely as possible. Please understand submissions must undergo review and a possible probation period set by Legion Command. In addition to satisfying new unit membership prerequisites, a website and new unit logo that meets Legion requirements must also be submitted.

New unit websites must contain:
1)The approved LFL disclaimer:
 "The 501st Legion is a worldwide Star Wars costuming organization comprised of and operated by Star Wars fans. While it is not sponsored by Lucasfilm Ltd., it is Lucasfilm's preferred Imperial costuming group. Star Wars, its characters, costumes, and all associated items are the intellectual property of Lucasfilm. © Insert current year here Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™ All rights reserved. Used under authorization."
2)A link (either text or graphic) back to the main Legion website at www.501st.com.
3)Statement defining the local unit as a part of the worldwide 501st Legion volunteer costuming organization along with contact information.
4)NO mention of information unrelated to the costumes and/or activities of the 501st Legion, particularly those which may lead to confusion as to our Legion costuming standards and/or mission as defined in the Charter.
5)The unit logo and (if possible) the Legion logo (can be used as link to main site).

New Unit Logo Requirements:
1)Original artwork only (no direct copies of existing art, particularly Lucasfilm images).
2)Elements should be "graphical" (vector art preferred) - no photographs.
3)Name of group should be in English or native language of unit.
4)"501st Legion" should appear in English.
5)Logo should not contain any inappropriate material (vulgarity, rude gestures, etc.).

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Proposed Name of new Garrison:


Current home garrison:


Proposed geographic region of Garrison:


URL of preview of Garrison website:


URL of preview of proposed Garrison logo:


Mission Statement of new Garrison:


Contact email address (usually the Garrison Commanding Officer (CO)'s):


Command Staff:
Proposed Commanding Officer (CO) TKID: 
Proposed Executive Officer (XO) TKID: 
Proposed Membership Liaison (GML) TKID: 
Proposed Website Liaison (GWL) TKID: 
Proposed Public Relations Officer (PR) TKID: 

Roster of Members:

Enter TKIDs of potential Members (must be active members of the 501st Legion):
(A minimum of 25 members are required including the proposed Leader above)

(Please separate TKIDs by commas or spaces, or enter each on a separate line.
You may continually add as many TKIDs as you wish prior to submitting.)

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The 501st Legion is a worldwide Star Wars costuming organization comprised of and operated by Star Wars fans. While it is not sponsored by Lucasfilm Ltd., it is Lucasfilm's preferred Imperial costuming group. Star Wars, its characters, costumes, and all associated items are the intellectual property of Lucasfilm. © & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. Used under authorization.