The 501st began as a simple club for people who enjoyed dressing up as Star Wars bad guys such as Darth Vader and his stormtroopers. It spread rapidly and now has over 10 000 active members in every corner of the globe.
As the club grew, the members realised that we could use this hobby to do good within our local communities. Our members do not get paid for appearances, instead we ask for a donation to our charity collection. The 501st Legion collects millions of dollars for charity each year and has earned the nickname “The bad guys doing good.” We are always looking for opportunities to brighten the lives of the less fortunate and to bring awareness to good causes on both a local and global scale.
The Legion is divided into garrisons and outposts with each covering a certain geographical area. The 501st Legion: Nordic Garrison protects Finland, Norway and Sweden from Rebel activities and currently consists of 190 members.