Resolution J1888-2013

Congratulating Ryan J. Campbell on earning the rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious of Scouting honors

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  • May 21, 2013: ADOPTED
  • May 21, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • May 15, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Ryan J. Campbell upon the occasion
of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious
of Scouting honors

WHEREAS,  Ryan  J.  Campbell,  the son of Ellen T. and John F. Campbell,
through his diligence and  rigorous  efforts,  has  achieved  Scouting's
highest and most prestigious rank, Eagle Scout; he will be honored at an
Eagle  Court  of  Honor  ceremony  to be held on June 2, 2013 at Baiting
Hollow Scout Camp in Calverton, New York; and
  WHEREAS, Ryan Campbell is a member of Boy Scouts of America  Troop  62
in  Westhampton Beach, New York; he has been active in Scouting since he
was six years old; he is a member of the Order  of  the  Arrow  and  has
served  as  the  Secretary  Treasurer  of his local chapter and has both
worked at and volunteered at Baiting Hollow Scout Camp; 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, Ryan Campbell restored an upstairs
classroom at the Westhampton Presbyterian Church for use by  its  Sunday
School  and Youth Group; the room was in a state of disrepair and needed
cleaning up and cleaning out; and
  WHEREAS, In addition to emptying the room of abandoned items and thor-
oughly cleaning it, including stripping and waxing the floor, he painted
the room  and  had  new  electrical  power  outlets  and  wall  switches
installed; and
  WHEREAS,  The  old  inefficient  florescent light fixtures in the room
were replaced with new, more energy efficient, cost-effective  ones  and
the  plumbing,  cabinets  and  counter  in  a  small  kitchen  area were
replaced; and
  WHEREAS, Ryan raised the funds needed for  the  project  by  having  a
chicken  barbecue  fundraiser;  the  fundraiser was quite a challenge in
itself; it involved writing to area businesses seeking donations of food
and supplies, presales of tickets, setting up,  preparing,  and  serving
the food, and of course, clean up; and
  WHEREAS, Thirty adult and youth volunteers put in a total of 318 hours
of work helping Ryan complete the project; and
  WHEREAS,  Ryan  Campbell'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 Ryan J. Campbell on achieving the rank of Eagle
Scout; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Ryan J. Campbell.

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