Congratulating Andrew John Pappalardo on earning the rank of Eagle Scout

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  • 15 / Mar / 2013
  • 19 / Mar / 2013
  • 19 / Mar / 2013

Resolution Details

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

WHEREAS, Andrew John Pappalardo, 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 Saturday, June 1, 2013 at St. Augustine's School in Ossining,
New York; and
WHEREAS, Andrew John Pappalardo is a member of Boy Scouts of America
Troop 49 in Ossining and has served the Troop in many capacities; 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, Andrew John Pappalardo worked with
Westchester Parks and Recreation to create a wooden bridge that crossed
over a stream at Graham Hills Park on Route 117 in Pleasantville, New
York; and
WHEREAS, The existing bridge on a very busy mountain bike trail was
decrepit and dangerous to cross; Andrew John Pappalardo directed the
building of a bridge wide enough and strong enough to hold the weight of
an All-Terrain Vehicle so that if there was a critical injury on the
trails, an ATV could cross over the stream and travel deep into the
trails to provide medical attention and safely transport a victim out of
the wooded trails; and
WHEREAS, Andrew John Pappalardo's project required a great deal of
planning and the seeking and gathering of donations for the lumber and
other materials and his team had to hand carry all the wood, tools, a
portable generator, and the dry concrete mix for the bridge's footings
into the park; and
WHEREAS, The bridge was a huge success and is being enjoyed and appre-
ciated by all those using the mountain bike trail; and
WHEREAS, Andrew John Pappalardo'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 Andrew John Pappalardo 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 John Pappalardo.


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