Congratulating Austen Arias on earning the rank of Eagle Scout

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  • 21 / Feb / 2013
  • 28 / Feb / 2013
  • 28 / Feb / 2013

Resolution Details

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

WHEREAS, Austen Arias, through his diligence and rigorous efforts, has
achieved Scouting's highest and most prestigious rank, Eagle Scout and
was honored at an Eagle Court of Honor ceremony on December 13, 2012;
WHEREAS, Austen Arias is a member of Boy Scouts of America Troop 16 in
Arkport, 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, 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, Austen Arias undertook a project bene-
fiting the Arkport American Legion; he sanded and polyurethaned 27
picnic tables used often for legion events; he also worked with his twin
brother Lucas to sand and stain the building's handicap ramp; and
WHEREAS, Austen Arias' 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 Austen Arias on achieving the rank of Eagle
Scout; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Austen Arias.


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