Re: broken arrow
Marc W. Solomon (m_solomon@ALLI.COM)
Mon, 17 Feb 1997 09:40:36 -0600
A year and a half ago, one of my Scouts died in a bus accident. He had
passed his Eagle Board of Review the night before the accident. The OA
(youths and adults) performed the broken arrow ceremony at the wake. I,
too, found the ceremony very moving. It a very appropriate ceremony for
anyone who loved Scouting as much as this young man did and, I presume, the
Scouter you mentioned.
At 05:09 PM 2/15/97 -0500, Linda Parker wrote:
>To Jan Mussler and all on list. Last year we had a very active for 45
>years scouter pass away. I had heard a long time ago that there was
>such a thing as a broken arrow ceremony for deaths. I couldn't
>remember much about it, so contacted our OA Advisor, it took a while
>for him to find the ceremony, but yes there is one and it is used at
>memorial services for OA members. The OA youth of our chapter
>performed the ceremony at the wake of our friend and it was very
>heartwarming. I will try to get a
>copy of the broken arrow ceremony and post it.
I would appreciate having a copy of that ceremony.
Marc Solomon Unit Commissioner
firstname.lastname@example.org Sycamore District
mailto:email@example.com Blackhawk Area Council (IL)
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