Since being formed in 1952, the Arab Patrol has enjoyed a distinguished reputation as a precision marching unit. The unit consists of flag bearers, marchers and band members who enjoy displaying their skills in Shrine and municipal parades. As well, the unit is often called upon to serve as an honour guard for special Shrine ceremonies.
Unit members pay a small deposit for the issue of several uniforms (parade, memorial/funeral and formal). Other than a nominal annual fee (dues), there is no initiation or other fee. Unit meetings are held the evening of the fourth Monday of every month, excluding July, August and December. Optional drill practices are at the call of the unit’s captain. To assist raising funds for the Shrine, unit members volunteer to work bingos and casinos. During the year, the unit holds several social functions such as Captain’s Party, Ladies Night, Mother’s Day Brunch, etc.)..
Contact the Al Shamal Arab Patrol for more information.