Congratulating Andrew Murphy upon the occasion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious of Scouting ...

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Resolution Details

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

WHEREAS, Andrew Murphy, through his diligence and rigorous efforts, has
achieved Scouting's highest and most prestigious rank, Eagle Scout; an
Eagle Court of Honor ceremony will be held to mark his accomplishment;
WHEREAS, The son of Peter and Rhonda Murphy, Andrew Murphy is a member
of Boy Scouts of America Troop 41, East Greenbush, New York, Twin Rivers
Council; 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 project, Andrew Murphy led a group of 28 volunteers
to renovate the sand filter for Camp Pinnacle, a religious retreat
center in Vorheesville, New York; the 180 hour effort included removing
weeds and roots from a 5,400 square foot area, and planting new grass to
eliminate the potential for new weeds; and
WHEREAS, As a result of the successful completion of this project,
Camp Pinnacle's septic system was brought into compliance with the Alba-
ny County health code; and
WHEREAS, Andrew Murphy is a junior at Averill Park High School, where
he is involved in performing arts; he has played saxophone in both
middle and high school bands; and
WHEREAS, Andrew Murphy'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 Andrew Murphy 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 Murphy.


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