Resolution J196-2013

Congratulating Joshua K. Parker upon the occasion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout



  • Jan 24, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jan 16, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Joshua K. Parker upon the occasion
of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious
of Scouting honors, on September 16, 2012

WHEREAS,  Joshua  K. Parker, 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, September 16,
2012, at his home in Farmington, New York; and
  WHEREAS, Joshua K. Parker is a member of Boy Scouts of  America  Troop
50, Farmington, New York; and
  WHEREAS, This remarkable young man serves as his Troop's Senior Patrol
Leader  and  is  a  graduate  of Boy Scouts Association's National Youth
Leadership Training; currently, he is a freshman at Victor  High  School
and  is  a  member  of  its  football team, as well as a musician and an
honors student; 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,  Joshua  K.  Parker's  project  benefited The Green Angels, a
non-profit organization which recycles gently used  items  for  children
and families in need in Wayne County at no cost to the recipients; and
  WHEREAS,  Joshua  K. Parker organized the building of eight attractive
donation boxes and developed a more  efficient  way  to  collect  winter
coats  and  winter gear such as hats, mittens, gloves, scarves, and snow
pants for this worthy organization; and
  WHEREAS, The Green Angels received over  500  coats  and  hundreds  of
winter  gear  items  for their 2011 Free Cycle held annually in Palmyra,
New York; by mid January, all 500 coats were  distributed  to  those  in
need; and
  WHEREAS,  Joshua  K. Parker'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 Joshua K. Parker on achieving the rank  of  Eagle
Scout; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Joshua K. Parker.


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