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Father-son Scouts honored by Nassau Legislature

It’s not every day you see a 56-year-old man in a Boy Scout uniform, salt-and-pepper hair curling down to his shoulder, standing in front of his county legislature.

But there was Long Beach attorney and pol Frank McQuade, who ran for the Assembly as a Republican in 2006, standing at the podium of the Nassau County Legislature on Monday.

Legis. Denise Ford (R-Long Beach) was presenting a citation to McQuade and his son, John Isaiah McQuade, a sophomore at Kellenberg Memorial High School, to mark a bit of Scout history: they were first father-son Eagle Scouts in the 57-year history of Troop 332.

Frank became an Eagle Scout in 1971; John this year.

For a picture of the father-son duo, see the bottom of McQuades’ homepage at

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