Resolution J1026-2013

Congratulating Geoffrey T. Gallagher upon the occasion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious of Scouting honors, on April 13, 2013



  • Apr 17, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Mar 26, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  congratulating  Geoffrey  T. Gallagher upon the
occasion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle  Scout,  the  most
prestigious of Scouting honors, on April 13, 2013

WHEREAS,  Geoffrey  T.  Gallagher,  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 Saturday,
April 13, 2013, at St. Barnabas Church, Bellmore, New York; and
  WHEREAS,  Geoffrey  T.  Gallagher is a member of Boy Scouts of America
Troop 285, in Bellmore, New York; 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;
  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,  beginning  in  the  Cub Scouts where he earned the highest
honor in Cub Scouting, the Arrow of Light award; and
  WHEREAS, Geoffrey T. Gallagher 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  project,  Geoffrey  T. Gallagher organized, raised
funds for, and led an effort to make improvements to Newbridge Road Park
in Bellmore; he and a group of volunteers replaced  the  landscaping  at
the  park's  entrance,  put  down  new  mulch, stained a cluster of park
benches and installed a new birdbath; and
  WHEREAS, In enhancing  Newbridge  Road  Park,  Geoffrey  T.  Gallagher
enhanced the entire Bellmore community; and
  WHEREAS,  Geoffrey  T.  Gallagher'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 lead-
er,  fully  equipped  to meet the challenges of today's complex society;
  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  Geoffrey T. Gallagher on achieving the rank of
Eagle Scout; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Geoffrey T. Gallagher.


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