- May 31, 2012: ADOPTED
- May 31, 2012: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
- May 25, 2012: REFERRED TO FINANCE
LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Brian Rafferty upon the occasion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious of Scouting honors WHEREAS, Brian Rafferty, 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; and WHEREAS, Brian Rafferty, the son of Jeffrey and Alyson Rafferty, is a member of a Boy Scouts of America Troop in Hurley, New York; 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, Brian Rafferty built a swing set and benches at the Elmendorf Drive Minipark at Rolling Meadows; to raise the funds needed for the project, he sent out letters seeking funds for the project and was able to raise two thousand dollars; and WHEREAS, Thanks to help from community volunteers, Brian began the project on November 11, 2011 and, when he was able to complete it about three weeks later, he generously turned over the nearly six hundred dollars remaining to the Town of Ulster to use toward the maintenance of the park; and WHEREAS, Brian Rafferty was justly proud to be recognized by the Town of Ulster Board which expressed its gratitude to him at its meeting on May 17, 2012; and WHEREAS, Brian Rafferty'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 Brian Rafferty on achieving the rank of Eagle Scout; and be it further RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran smitted to Brian Rafferty.