- Mar 1, 2012: ADOPTED
- Mar 1, 2012: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
- Feb 16, 2012: REFERRED TO FINANCE
LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Matthew Skinner upon the occasion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious of Scouting honors WHEREAS, Matthew Skinner, through his diligence and rigorous efforts, has achieved Scouting's highest and most prestigious rank, Eagle Scout; the Eagle Court of Honor ceremony will be held on Tuesday, February 28, 2012, at the Slate Hill Firehouse Social Hall, Slate Hill, New York; and WHEREAS, Matthew Skinner is a member of Boy Scouts of America Troop 58 in Slate Hill; and WHEREAS, America has achieved her greatest heights of glory through the dedication, determination and tireless efforts of the outstanding citizens of this Nation; and WHEREAS, It is only with the continued diligence and devotion of our youth, tomorrow's leaders, that America will maintain her glory; and WHEREAS, The Boy Scouts of America and its members are dedicated to the development of character and leadership in the youth of this Nation; and
WHEREAS, The highest achievement of leadership in Scouting, earned by only five percent of all Boy Scouts, is the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout; and WHEREAS, This outstanding young man has been involved in Scouting for many years, has lived up to Scouting's ideals and has attained all of the necessary achievements, including completion of a community service project, which was successfully planned, developed and executed; and WHEREAS, For his Eagle project, Matthew Skinner directed the scraping and painting of the windows and exterior of the 1849 School House on Mt. Orange Road in the Town of Wawayanda; and WHEREAS, Matthew Skinner's perseverance in rising through the ranks to Eagle Scout is a strong indication of his ability to master difficult tasks; his accomplishment will enable him to emerge as a leader, fully equipped to meet the challenges of today's complex society; and WHEREAS, This new Eagle Scout is a credit to his family, his school, his community, his State and his Nation, and no doubt his future will be filled with accomplishments of equal importance; now, therefore, be it RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations, in recognition of the significance of this meritorious achievement, to congratulate and honor Matthew Skinner on achieving the rank of Eagle Scout; and be it further RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran smitted to Matthew Skinner.