Resolution J881-2013

Congratulating Andrew John Pappalardo on earning the rank of Eagle Scout



  • Mar 19, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Mar 15, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  congratulating  Andrew John Pappalardo upon the
occasion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle  Scout,  the  most
prestigious of Scouting honors

WHEREAS,  Andrew  John  Pappalardo,  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 to
be held on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at St. Augustine's School in Ossining,
New York; and
  WHEREAS, Andrew John Pappalardo is a member of Boy Scouts  of  America
Troop 49 in Ossining and has served the Troop in many capacities; 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, Andrew  John  Pappalardo  worked  with
Westchester  Parks and Recreation to create a wooden bridge that crossed
over a stream at Graham Hills Park on Route 117  in  Pleasantville,  New
York; and
  WHEREAS,  The  existing  bridge on a very busy mountain bike trail was
decrepit and dangerous to cross; Andrew  John  Pappalardo  directed  the
building of a bridge wide enough and strong enough to hold the weight of
an  All-Terrain  Vehicle  so  that if there was a critical injury on the
trails, an ATV could cross over the stream  and  travel  deep  into  the
trails to provide medical attention and safely transport a victim out of
the wooded trails; and
  WHEREAS,  Andrew  John  Pappalardo's  project required a great deal of
planning and the seeking and gathering of donations for the  lumber  and
other  materials  and  his team had to hand carry all the wood, tools, a
portable generator, and the dry concrete mix for the  bridge's  footings
into the park; and
  WHEREAS, The bridge was a huge success and is being enjoyed and appre-
ciated by all those using the mountain bike trail; and
  WHEREAS,  Andrew  John Pappalardo'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 Andrew John Pappalardo on achieving the rank of
Eagle Scout; and be it further

  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Andrew John Pappalardo.


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