Senate Passes Fuschillo Resolution Honoring Eagle Scout Salvatore Curasi of North Bellmore

Charles J. Fuschillo Jr.

February 07, 2011

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the New York State Senate recently passed a legislative resolution he sponsored honoring North Bellmore resident Salvatore Curasi for attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.

"Only a select few ever attain the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout. After many years of hard work, dedication, and commitment to service, Salvatore has now earned a place among that elite group. I congratulate him on earning this honor and am pleased that his achievement was recognized by the New York State Senate,” said Senator Fuschillo.

Salvatore, a member of Troop 577, attained the rank of Eagle Scout after many years of hard work and completing an Eagle Scout project. For his project, Salvatore refurbished a garden at Tackapusha Museum and Preserve. Salvatore organized a team of 43 volunteers to replace ledger boards, install educational signs and an information box, and construct six flower boxes around the preserve’s lampposts which were later filled with flowers.

With the Senate passage of the legislative resolution, Salvatore’s name and achievement will forever be part of the New York State Senate’s official record. 

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Text of the Resolution:

Senate Resolution No. 235

BY: Senator FUSCHILLO 

CONGRATULATING   Salvatore   R.  Curasi  upon  the
        occasion of  receiving  the  distinguished  rank  of
        Eagle Scout, the most prestigious of Scouting honors

  WHEREAS,  Salvatore  R.  Curasi,  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 Friday,
February 4, 2011, at Wellington C. Mepham High School in  Bellmore,  New
York; and

  WHEREAS,  Salvatore  R.  Curasi is a member of Boy Scouts of America
Troop 577, North Bellmore, 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;
and

  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  project,  Salvatore  R.  Curasi  refurbished  the
butterfly  garden  at Tackapausha Museum and Preserve in Massapequa, New
York; and

  WHEREAS, Salvatore R. Curasi'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 Salvatore R. Curasi  on  achieving  the  rank  of
Eagle Scout; and be it further

  RESOLVED,  That  a  copy  of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to Salvatore R.  Curasi.