Resolution J4734-2013

Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Rockville Centre Boy Scout Troop 40 of the Theodore Roosevelt Council on June 7, 2014



  • May 6, 2014: ADOPTED
  • Apr 30, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Rockville
Centre Boy Scout Troop 40 of the Theodore Roosevelt Council on  June  7,

WHEREAS,  It  is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and pay
tribute to those organizations that are devoted to instilling  in  youth
the values of community service and civic responsibility; and
  WHEREAS,  Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and its members are dedicated to
the development of character and leadership in the youth of this Nation;
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions,  this  Legislative Body is justly proud to commem-
orate the 100th Anniversary of Rockville Centre Boy Scout  Troop  40  of
the  Theodore Roosevelt Council, to be celebrated at a Centennial Dinner
on Saturday, June 7, 2014, at St. Agnes Parish Center, Rockville Centre,
New York; and
  WHEREAS, Since its inception in 1910, the Boy Scouts  of  America  has
provided  boys  and  young  men the opportunities to learn skills and to
take part in adventures; a Scout learns to camp and  hike,  and  how  to
live  in the outdoors; a Scout also learns about the world around us and
studies citizenship in the community, in the Nation, and in  the  world;
  WHEREAS, In addition, scouting gives a boy the experiences and respon-
sibilities  to help him mature as a strong and confident adult; scouting
is a doorway to lifelong friendships; and
  WHEREAS, The 100-year history of Troop 40 catalogues  and  records  an
unremitting commitment to the ideals of honor and duty; and
  WHEREAS,  Over  the  past Century, Rockville Centre Boy Scout Troop 40
has developed a proud history, and has maintained the traditional values
of Scouting; the troop has been extremely active  in  the  community  by
providing many Eagle and community service projects; and
  WHEREAS,  Only  four  percent  of  Boy  Scouts  nationwide achieve the
distinguished rank of Eagle Scout; Boy Scout Troop 40 is the home of the
first Eagle Scout in the United States, and is one  of  the  oldest  and
most respected Scout Troops in the Nation; and
  WHEREAS,  Troop 40 has been and continues to be an asset to the commu-
nity; in addition to the service projects, the troop has developed  many
young  boys  into  responsible  adults  through the teaching of Scouting
ideals and training; and
  WHEREAS, Since 1914, the young men of Boy Scout  Troop  40  have  been
helping the Rockville Centre community through many generations, through
good times and tough times, through war times and peace times; and
  WHEREAS, Similarly, the Rockville Centre community has helped the boys
of  Troop  40  grow  into young citizens, understanding what it means to
grow, to learn, to work as a team, to lead and to give back; and
  WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is moved to add  its  commendation  and
congratulations on this notable occasion, recognizing the proud history,
exemplary  efforts  and  promising  future of Troop 40 and its dedicated
leadership who have given so selflessly, with  meritorious  achievement,
in  contributing  to the education and development of the youth of their
community; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Rockville Centre Boy Scout Troop 40
of the Theodore Roosevelt Council on June 7, 2014; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Boy Scout Troop 40, Rockville Centre, New York.


Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.

By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.


blog comments powered by Disqus