Resolution J3550-2011

Congratulating Richard Lee on attaining the rank of Eagle Scout



  • Mar 13, 2012: ADOPTED
  • Mar 7, 2012: REFERRED TO FINANCE


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

WHEREAS, Richard Lee, 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 Friday, March 9, 2012,  at
the Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel in Flushing, New York; and
  WHEREAS,  Richard  Lee is a member of Boy Scouts of America Troop 255,
Greater New York Council in  Whitestone,  New  York,  sponsored  by  the
Conron Camp Foundation; 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, Noting that the walkway surrounding the lake at Oakland Lakes
was constantly muddy and wet because of the continuous runoff  of  water
from  the  streets surrounding the lake, Richard Lee resolved to correct
the problem; and
  WHEREAS, To help keep mud and water from flowing down the hill from  a
barren  spot  at  the  top  of  the  hill, Richard Lee, with the help of
others, first planted 1,500 mixed plugs and plants as well as  seeds  to
help  the  soil  stay  in  place  and absorb the water runoff; they then
cleared all the debris, after which they built water bars  to  help  the
water  to  be  absorbed  on  the  hillside rather than in the walkway by
building V-shaped structures and planting plants between the  V  of  the
structures to help slow down the water flow; and
  WHEREAS,  Richard  Lee'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 Richard Lee on achieving the rank of Eagle Scout;
and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Richard Lee.


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