Resolution J575-2013

Congratulating Austen Arias on earning the rank of Eagle Scout



  • Feb 28, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Feb 21, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


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

WHEREAS, Austen Arias, through his diligence and rigorous  efforts,  has
achieved  Scouting's  highest and most prestigious rank, Eagle Scout and
was honored at an Eagle Court of Honor ceremony on  December  13,  2012;
  WHEREAS, Austen Arias is a member of Boy Scouts of America Troop 16 in
Arkport, 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;
  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, Austen Arias undertook a project bene-
fiting the Arkport American  Legion;  he  sanded  and  polyurethaned  27
picnic tables used often for legion events; he also worked with his twin
brother Lucas to sand and stain the building's handicap ramp; and
  WHEREAS,  Austen  Arias'  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  Austen  Arias  on  achieving the rank of Eagle
Scout; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Austen Arias.


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