Resolution J4610-2013

Congratulating Thomas Michael Montagna upon the occasion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious of Scouting honors, on May 18, 2014



  • Apr 29, 2014: ADOPTED
  • Apr 23, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  congratulating Thomas Michael Montagna upon the
occasion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle  Scout,  the  most
prestigious of Scouting honors, on May 18, 2014

WHEREAS,  Thomas  Michael  Montagna,  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 18, 2014, at Westhampton Beach Fire Department in Westhampton Beach,
New York; and
  WHEREAS, Thomas Michael Montagna is a member of Boy Scouts of  America
Troop  62;  he  has served as Patrol Leader, and Assistant Senior Patrol
Leader, where he was assigned to orient new scouts to his troop, working
closely with new members to get them acquainted with fellow scouts,  and
to better understand the rank and merit badge processes; 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, Thomas Michael Montagna's project was for the  beautification
of  Rogers  Beach  in  Westhampton  Beach after Hurricane Sandy when the
beach lost a large amount of beach grass and sand, and major erosion  of
the  beach  dunes; his goal was to preserve and protect the beach dunes,
planting 3,300 beach grass plugs, and installing sand fencing  to  main-
tain  the  sand within the dunes while the beach grass grows, which will
lessen the effect of erosion, and create protection for  the  beach;  he
also planted Solidago to attract Monarch Butterflies to the beach; and
  WHEREAS,  Presently, Thomas Michael Montagna attends Westhampton Beach
High School, and is active on the school's Football and Lacrosse  Teams;
  WHEREAS,  Thomas Michael Montagna'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 Thomas Michael Montagna on achieving the rank of
Eagle Scout; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Thomas Michael Montagna.


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