Harrisburg offers plenty of options for getting yourself or the kids involved in local organizations. Visit their website or Facebook pages to learn more!
American Legion – Post 45
The Harrisburg American Legion Post was chartered on July 25, 1919, as Alvin Dempewolf Post 45 with the articles of incorporation of the post being issued on September 7, 1923. The first commander was Charles J. Dempewolf of Harrisburg. The Harrisburg American Legion meets the second Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m.
The American Legion supports the Boy Scouts, American Legion Baseball, Boys State, South Dakota Highway Patrol Youth Trooper Academy, and many more youth programs. Additionally the Post participates in the Harrisburg Days Parade with the colors and has participated in activities at the schools for Veterans Day.
The Legion has a service at the Pleasant View Cemetery on Memorial Day with an Avenue of Flags and an outdoor memorial service for all deceased veterans. They sponsor pancake breakfasts throughout the year and a chili feed to honor all veterans for Veterans Day. One of its long-range goals is a Veterans Memorial Park in Harrisburg.
All interested veterans are invited to join.
Sioux Council, Boy Scouts of America
Citizenship, Compassion, Cooperation, Honesty, Positive Attitude, Respect, Responsibility, Team Work. Do you want your son / daughter to grow up with these types of values while experiencing fun and excitement? If so, then Scouting is what you’re looking for. It’s never too late to join Scouting and get involved with the fun and adventure.
Scouting: Everything you could want for your son / daughter and more.
Girl Scouts—Dakota Horizons
Girl Scouts—Dakota Horizons is a non-profit organization that serves more than 15,000 members in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa. They are chartered by Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA), the worlds’ only leadership development organization for girls in the world. They believe that every girl has the potential for success and Girl Scouting helps girls learn positive values, build self confidence and learn real-world leadership skills.
At Girl Scouts—Dakota Horizons, they are developing tomorrow’s leaders through girl-driven programs. Girls create a lifetime of memories and participate in one-of-a-kind programs designed to build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.
Parents and adult volunteers, they would love you to share your talents and experiences with Girl Scouts. Whether you have an hour, a day or an entire year, you can choose how you want to be involved. Be a part of an organization that gives the girls in your community an opportunity to be their best. Change a life forever, yours and hers.
Harrisburg Days Foundation
The Harrisburg Days Foundation, founded in 2008, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the city of Harrisburg, SD. Members of the Foundation are committed to providing events that tie the city’s neighborhoods together as well as providing healthy places to gather and grow as a community.
The Harrisburg Days Foundation wants to assist members of the Harrisburg community in achieving their highest potential as they grow to become confident, competent, and caring individuals, by providing committed volunteers, exceptional leadership and standards of excellence.
Harrisburg Baseball Association
The HARRISBURG BASEBALL ASSOCIATION (HBA) is a non-profit organization committed to providing advanced and developmental boys baseball and girls softball programs. During the summer of 2014, the Association provided baseball and softball opportunities to well over 500 youth throughout the Harrisburg Community. The program begins at age 4 with the Rookies League, for the spring/summer of 2015. T-Ball teams and leagues are formed for 5-year-olds. The 6/7 year olds will participate in coach pitch teams with games played at various locations in Harrisburg. The 9/10 and 11/12 year-old programs of baseball are being managed through a group titled Prairie Grass League (www.prairiegrassbaseballleague.com) and girls softball leagues will represent Harrisburg in games against other teams from surrounding communities. The Association also represents the Harrisburg Legion Baseball Team, Harrisburg High School Baseball Team, 15/16 VFW Teener Team, along with the I-29 League. The HBA also supports 9/10, 11/12, 13/14 and 15/16 Girls Softball. HBA is striving to make many improvements to our programs as the number of participants continues to rise. The HBA will continue partnerships with the Harrisburg City Parks and Recreation Department, Harrisburg Days Foundation and the Harrisburg School District. HBA in the future will be helping to create additional resources in the park to support even the most extreme baseball or softball enthusiasts. The Harrisburg Baseball Association has a Website (www.harrisburgtigersbaseball.com) for informational purposes and online registration beginning in January. The program so far has been directed by volunteers and can always use talented parents for support. Due to the growth of HBA, we became a non-profit status with the Federal Government. This will allow for many grant, sponsorship and funding opportunities for the youth.
Harrisburg Lions Club
The Lions motto is “We Serve.”
In Harrisburg, we have started to serve the community in a number of ways.
• Provided aid for Harrisburg residents in receiving glasses
• Donated funds to help the Harrisburg Arts Council
• Pancake Feed at the Harrisburg Days festival.
• Picked up trash along the roads and streets in Harrisburg
• Parking cars at home football games for the Tigers
• Served meals at the Worthing Community Playhouse
• Participated in the Harrisburg homecoming parade
• Meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
at the Showplace Training Center on Cliff Avenue
Dakota Alliance Soccer Club
Soccer is the world’s most played game! Dakota Alliance Soccer club provides your child an opportunity to play soccer, whether they play recreationally or competitively. Their coaching style is professional and customized to the age and skill level of each child. As a 501c3 Soccer Youth Organization, DASC provides opportunities to all boys and girls from age 4 to 19.
Harrisburg Optimist Club
The Harrisburg Optimist Club was built to support the youth activities in the Harrisburg, SD community. We will discuss club business and have a short presentation by a local organization. Our mission is: By providing hope and positive vision, Optimist bring out the best in youth, our communities and ourselves. We meet on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month at Lava's Javas & Treats at 6:30 p.m.