"Blake Cortright became an Eagle Scout at the young age of 14, and two years
later he created a documentary about the Scouts' first camp that will air May 29 on public television.
The Shaker High School sophomore got the idea for his film after attending a Boy Scout camp and learning that the first time the Scouts ever gathered for a camp was at Silver Bay in the Adirondacks."
- Tim O'Brien,
"Local history is being preserved by a first-time filmmaker, who is a sixteen-year-old boy scout from Latham."
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"The Boy Scouts of America has been called the largest environmental organization in the country, and its handbook a conservation best seller.
That both were launched one hundred years ago on Lake George, at Silver Bay, might have remained forgotten were it not for the work of a fifteen year old film maker from Latham."
"Inspired by scouting from generations ago, 16 year-old Blake Cortright is
sharing a bit of little-known history in an upcoming documentary."
- Meg Hagerty
"Seeing his first video on YouTube was fun, but Saturday at 4 p.m. Blake Cortright is taking things to a whole new level."
- Bill Buell
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