Congratulating Richard Lee on attaining the rank of Eagle Scout

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  • 07 / Mar / 2012
  • 13 / Mar / 2012
  • 13 / Mar / 2012

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

WHEREAS, Richard Lee, 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 Friday, March 9, 2012, at
the Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel in Flushing, New York; and
WHEREAS, Richard Lee is a member of Boy Scouts of America Troop 255,
Greater New York Council in Whitestone, New York, sponsored by the
Conron Camp Foundation; 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, Noting that the walkway surrounding the lake at Oakland Lakes
was constantly muddy and wet because of the continuous runoff of water
from the streets surrounding the lake, Richard Lee resolved to correct
the problem; and
WHEREAS, To help keep mud and water from flowing down the hill from a
barren spot at the top of the hill, Richard Lee, with the help of
others, first planted 1,500 mixed plugs and plants as well as seeds to
help the soil stay in place and absorb the water runoff; they then
cleared all the debris, after which they built water bars to help the
water to be absorbed on the hillside rather than in the walkway by
building V-shaped structures and planting plants between the V of the
structures to help slow down the water flow; and
WHEREAS, Richard Lee'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 Richard Lee on achieving the rank of Eagle Scout;
and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Richard Lee.


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