Congratulating F. Gideon Portzline upon the occasion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious of Sco...

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  • 07 / May / 2013

Resolution Details

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating F. Gideon Portzline upon the occa-
sion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most pres-
tigious of Scouting honors, on May 19, 2013

WHEREAS, F. Gideon Portzline, 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 Sunday,
May 19, 2013, at Church of the Infant Saviour, Pine Bush, New York; and
WHEREAS, The son of Foster and Debbie Portzline, F. Gideon Portzline
is a member of Boy Scouts of America Troop 02, Delaware River District,
Hudson Valley 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
12 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, F. Gideon Portzline constructed 12 bat boxes
and installed them on six 16 foot posts at the Verkeerderkill Park in
Pine Bush; each post bears a small sign identifying the structure and
includes information regarding the safety of the bats; this enterprising
Scout also installed a large sign near the park entrance describing the
presence and benefits of bats in the park; and
WHEREAS, F. Gideon Portzline'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 F. Gideon Portzline on achieving the rank of
Eagle Scout; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to F. Gideon Portzline.


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