Congratulating Geoffrey T. Gallagher upon the occasion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious of S...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Geoffrey T. Gallagher upon the
occasion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most
prestigious of Scouting honors, on April 13, 2013

WHEREAS, Geoffrey T. Gallagher, 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 Saturday,
April 13, 2013, at St. Barnabas Church, Bellmore, New York; and
WHEREAS, Geoffrey T. Gallagher is a member of Boy Scouts of America
Troop 285, in Bellmore, 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, beginning in the Cub Scouts where he earned the highest
honor in Cub Scouting, the Arrow of Light award; and
WHEREAS, Geoffrey T. Gallagher 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 project, Geoffrey T. Gallagher organized, raised
funds for, and led an effort to make improvements to Newbridge Road Park
in Bellmore; he and a group of volunteers replaced the landscaping at
the park's entrance, put down new mulch, stained a cluster of park
benches and installed a new birdbath; and
WHEREAS, In enhancing Newbridge Road Park, Geoffrey T. Gallagher
enhanced the entire Bellmore community; and
WHEREAS, Geoffrey T. Gallagher'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 Geoffrey T. Gallagher on achieving the rank of
Eagle Scout; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Geoffrey T. Gallagher.


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