Congratulating Ryan J. Campbell on earning the rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious of Scouting honors

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  • 15 / May / 2013
  • 21 / May / 2013
  • 21 / May / 2013

Resolution Details

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Ryan J. Campbell upon the occasion
of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious
of Scouting honors

WHEREAS, Ryan J. Campbell, the son of Ellen T. and John F. Campbell,
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 June 2, 2013 at Baiting
Hollow Scout Camp in Calverton, New York; and
WHEREAS, Ryan Campbell is a member of Boy Scouts of America Troop 62
in Westhampton Beach, New York; he has been active in Scouting since he
was six years old; he is a member of the Order of the Arrow and has
served as the Secretary Treasurer of his local chapter and has both
worked at and volunteered at Baiting Hollow Scout Camp; 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, Ryan Campbell restored an upstairs
classroom at the Westhampton Presbyterian Church for use by its Sunday
School and Youth Group; the room was in a state of disrepair and needed
cleaning up and cleaning out; and
WHEREAS, In addition to emptying the room of abandoned items and thor-
oughly cleaning it, including stripping and waxing the floor, he painted
the room and had new electrical power outlets and wall switches
installed; and
WHEREAS, The old inefficient florescent light fixtures in the room
were replaced with new, more energy efficient, cost-effective ones and
the plumbing, cabinets and counter in a small kitchen area were
replaced; and
WHEREAS, Ryan raised the funds needed for the project by having a
chicken barbecue fundraiser; the fundraiser was quite a challenge in
itself; it involved writing to area businesses seeking donations of food
and supplies, presales of tickets, setting up, preparing, and serving
the food, and of course, clean up; and
WHEREAS, Thirty adult and youth volunteers put in a total of 318 hours
of work helping Ryan complete the project; and
WHEREAS, Ryan Campbell'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 Ryan J. Campbell on achieving the rank of Eagle
Scout; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Ryan J. Campbell.


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