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Brooklyn Arrowhead 50th Anniversary at Camp Keowa

by @ 11:13 am on September 12, 2013. Tags: ,
Filed under Scouting in the News

In late August, the Brooklyn Arrowhead an organization of Brooklyn Scouts form the 1930’s through 1970’s held their 50th annual reunion at Camp Keowa.

Shelly Weil stands in the cavernous, wood-framed mess hall at Ten Mile River Boy Scout Camp in upstate New York, ready to get things moving. Surveying the boisterous crowd of men who are laughing and conversing animatedly, the 80-year-old lifts his right arm with three fingers raised.

Immediately, Weil’s gesture is noted, and word quickly spreads through the room. “Sign’s up!” they whisper to each. “Sign’s up!”

Flashing the Boy Scout sign is a time-honored technique used by Scout masters to hush a gaggle of rambunctious 11- or 12-year-olds. Apparently it works for octogenarians, as well. Within seconds, 63 men are standing in silence, hands raised in similar fashion.

You can read the rest of the article in Newsday.

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