Welcome to the base!
Benelux Base is one of many chapters in the world-wide Rebel Legion family. An organisation dedicated to and composed of enthusiasts of the Star Wars Universe and it's costuming.
A Bit of History ...
As many stories begin, ours also started with people. People with an interest, passion, for the Star War Universe. The original founders were members of a local fanclub, but they wanted to take it up a notch ... by going into character with a costume! A few conventions and events were attended in their new costumes. It was an enormous amount of fun, and the crowd reactions made it a real blast. A bit of further research was needed to improve the costumes and look for kindred spirits. During this research, one of us found the Rebel Legion website and found out that at that very moment there was no official representation for Belgium. After carefully reading the charter, regulations and several inquiries with the LCO (Legion Commanding Officer) we all decided to enlist into Rebel Legion.
Enlisting was only the first step into a bigger story. After some talk between the first members we decided to file the needed paperwork to get a new Outpost going. In October 2006, we were proud to present the newly found Belgian Outpost! This wasn't the end of our legacy of course. With the increase in members came the official change from Outpost to Base status, marking February 2007 as the start of our Chapter. While we kept things running, we were also getting inquiries from our Northern neighbours in the Netherlands. Our current Base only allowed for Belgian residents to officially join, which was a small issue.
More members is more fun, so we wanted to allow our Dutch friends to be able to join. At that moment we requested an expansion of our territory with Rebel Legion to include the Netherlands and Luxembourg. Approval followed shortly, giving the Benelux Base it's current name, enveloping Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. Dutch friends now had the opportunity to enlist as Rebels under the Rebel Legion flag.