Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: How can I become a member?

A: Becoming a member is as easy as emailing us and asking us how you can become a member.  Members are selected on a case by case basis.  Usually, you only have to bring us a homemade Shoo-Fly Pie while dressed in raw Lederhosen.  Or you could contribute an essay for publication on our webpage.  Or you can just attend one of our functions and ask if you can be a member.  We'll say "Wunderbar" and make your membership official with a ceremonial toast.

Q: At several parades in Danville, the members of the Danville Scottish Society looked very similar to the members of the Danville German Society other than wearing kilts instead of lederhosen.  What is up with that?

A: The answer to that question is "three".

Q: How old is the DGS and why do their parade floats always say "In Our 75th year" every year?

A: Good question.  The DGS, some say, was formed in 1924 by Hans and Schlon and that would make us more than 75 years old.  This is probably true, but maybe not.  The parade float controversy is just that, a controversy.  The truth to that matter is that the DGS was actually forme

Q: Who is the current president of the DGS?

A: Some say it is Van Wagner.  Some say Karl Shellenberger.  The answer lies in who you ask.

Q: What exactly is an Elk Toss?

A:  It involves the tossing of an elk.  You might think that this is impossible since even a young elk weighs several hundred pounds.  Tell that to Robbie Bomboy (Franz Klingermann).  He has won nearly every elk toss cometition ever and has set world records almost every time he touches an elk.  Tossing an elk can be thought of as a cross between the caber toss from Scotland and the 35-lb weight throw (the indoor track and field equivalent of the hammer throw).  The only way to truly understand is to attend one of our "tossings."  Keep checking back for upcoming dates.  See Disclaimer.

Q:  Why was Chad hanging dead from a noose at the DGS halloween parade?

A:  Chad has a funny way of expressing himself.  He often rejects success and finds comfort in torturing himself.  He's also strange.

Q: The October 27, 2000 article in the Danville News about the DGS, is it accurate?

A: The article is relatively accurate.  Here's a summary of inaccuracies.