Jada, Chapter Representative for the Charlotte Fan Force, wrote in with the follwoing cool information regarding the 501st:
"I just found out from Albin Johnson, the founder of the 501st, that the 501st made it into the 2008 Guinness Book of World Records as the largest Star Wars costuming group!
Here is what the book says on page 174:
"This year (2007) is the 10th anniversary of the Star Wars 501st Legion (USA), the world's largest Star Wars costuming group. What was a stormtrooper fan club in 1997 now is 3,300 strong. According to the handbook, members "celebrate the Star Wars movies by wearing costumes and most importantly contribute to the community through charity and volunteer work."
The reference number to the book is as follows: ISBN 10: 1-904994-19-9 ISBN 13: 978-1-904994-19-0
Fans can discuss this in the Costume and Props forum here.
Congrats to Albin and the 501st and thanks to Jada for the heads up!
Rebelscum Breast Cancer Awareness Charity Patch Posted By Philip on November 25, 2014: Thanks to everybody that ordered patches. I sent a check for $1,600.00 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation on Monday. While it's not as much as I hoped for, it's still very much appreciated. They will remain for sale in the store for anybody that still wishes to purchase them. Details after the jump.