Bast Alpha Garrison
The Bast Alpha Garrison is the Louisiana division of the 501st Legion, "The World’s Definitive Imperial Costuming Organization" featuring the "bad guys" from the Star Wars Universe. The 501st Legion has over 4000 members from all 50 states and 22 countries around the world.
The Bast Alpha Garrison started in 2006 as an outpost of the Star Garrison with only six members. After a few short months and several troops later, the outpost became the Bast Alpha Squadon in February 2007. Bast Alpha continued to grow until reaching thirty members - at which time the squad was able to apply for Garrison status.
With an overwhelming approval vote from the 501st Legion, the Bast Alpha Squadron officially became the Bast Alpha Garrison on September 19, 2008. Since then, a new squadron has begun to form for members around the Baton Rouge area and membership in both continues to grow.
The Bast Alpha Garrison works with Children's Hospital of New Orleans, and many other local and national charities. We attend several benefit walks each year, such as Autism, Juvenile Diabetes, Down's Syndrome, and many more. We also started our own local charitable event, known as "The Imperial Funland Event".
It is our goal to bring positive attention to these and other charities and put smiles on the faces of children and adults alike through their love for the Star Wars universe.