Resolution J1752-2013

Congratulating F. Gideon Portzline upon the occasion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious of Scouting honors, on May 19, 2013



  • May 7, 2013: ADOPTED
  • May 3, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating F. Gideon Portzline upon the occa-
sion  of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most pres-
tigious of Scouting honors, on May 19, 2013

WHEREAS,  F.  Gideon  Portzline,  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  Sunday,
May 19, 2013, at Church of the Infant Saviour, Pine Bush, New York; and
  WHEREAS,  The  son of Foster and Debbie Portzline, F. Gideon Portzline
is a member of Boy Scouts of America Troop 02, Delaware River  District,
Hudson Valley 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
12 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, F. Gideon Portzline constructed 12 bat boxes
and installed them on six 16 foot posts at the  Verkeerderkill  Park  in
Pine  Bush;  each  post bears a small sign identifying the structure and
includes information regarding the safety of the bats; this enterprising
Scout also installed a large sign near the park entrance describing  the
presence and benefits of bats in the park; and
  WHEREAS,  F.  Gideon  Portzline'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  F.  Gideon  Portzline on achieving the rank of
Eagle Scout; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to F. Gideon Portzline.


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