Meeting – Oct. 27 – The Sons of the Copper Beeches
The Sons of the Copper Beeches will have a meeting on Friday October 27, 2017 in Philadelphia PA, USA (Dinner meeting, invitation only).
The Sons of the Copper Beeches, the noted Philadelphia area scion of the Baker Street Irregulars, has a rigorous process for membership in their society. After attending three meetings, guests become “apprentices” who are eligible to advance to “journeyman” status by flawlessly reciting the responses to the questions in the Musgrave Ritual. Journeymen are then eligible to advance to the rank of Master Copper-Beech-Smith by delivering “a trifling monograph” on a Canonical topic at one of the semi-annual gatherings. One of the traditions, now sadly no longer being performed, was that Master Copper-Beech-Smiths were awarded a blue ribboned badge featuring an 1895 British penny and their name engraved on the top bar.