Resolution J1371-2013

Congratulating Andrew Murphy upon the occasion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious of Scouting honors



  • Apr 23, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Apr 19, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Andrew Murphy upon the occasion of
receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious of
Scouting honors

WHEREAS,  Andrew Murphy, through his diligence and rigorous efforts, has
achieved Scouting's highest and most prestigious rank, Eagle  Scout;  an
Eagle  Court  of Honor ceremony will be held to mark his accomplishment;
  WHEREAS, The son of Peter and Rhonda Murphy, Andrew Murphy is a member
of Boy Scouts of America Troop 41, East Greenbush, New York, Twin Rivers
Council; 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,  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, Andrew Murphy led a group of 28 volunteers
to renovate the sand filter  for  Camp  Pinnacle,  a  religious  retreat
center  in Vorheesville, New York; the 180 hour effort included removing
weeds and roots from a 5,400 square foot area, and planting new grass to
eliminate the potential for new weeds; and
  WHEREAS, As a result of the successful  completion  of  this  project,
Camp Pinnacle's septic system was brought into compliance with the Alba-
ny County health code; and
  WHEREAS,  Andrew Murphy is a junior at Averill Park High School, where
he is involved in performing arts;  he  has  played  saxophone  in  both
middle and high school bands; and
  WHEREAS,  Andrew  Murphy'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  Andrew  Murphy  on achieving the rank of Eagle
Scout; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Andrew Murphy.


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