Congratulating Thomas Michael Montagna upon the occasion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious of...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Thomas Michael Montagna upon the
occasion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most
prestigious of Scouting honors, on May 18, 2014

WHEREAS, Thomas Michael Montagna, 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 18, 2014, at Westhampton Beach Fire Department in Westhampton Beach,
New York; and
WHEREAS, Thomas Michael Montagna is a member of Boy Scouts of America
Troop 62; he has served as Patrol Leader, and Assistant Senior Patrol
Leader, where he was assigned to orient new scouts to his troop, working
closely with new members to get them acquainted with fellow scouts, and
to better understand the rank and merit badge processes; 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, Thomas Michael Montagna's project was for the beautification
of Rogers Beach in Westhampton Beach after Hurricane Sandy when the
beach lost a large amount of beach grass and sand, and major erosion of
the beach dunes; his goal was to preserve and protect the beach dunes,
planting 3,300 beach grass plugs, and installing sand fencing to main-
tain the sand within the dunes while the beach grass grows, which will
lessen the effect of erosion, and create protection for the beach; he
also planted Solidago to attract Monarch Butterflies to the beach; and
WHEREAS, Presently, Thomas Michael Montagna attends Westhampton Beach
High School, and is active on the school's Football and Lacrosse Teams;
WHEREAS, Thomas Michael Montagna'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 Thomas Michael Montagna on achieving the rank of
Eagle Scout; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Thomas Michael Montagna.


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