Congratulating Colin M. Smith upon the occasion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious of Scouting honors

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Assembly Resolution No. 272

BY: M. of A. Burdick

CONGRATULATING Colin M. Smith upon the occasion of
receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the
most prestigious of Scouting honors, on May 22, 2021

WHEREAS, Through his diligence and rigorous efforts, Colin M. Smith
has achieved Scouting's highest and most prestigious rank, Eagle Scout;
the Eagle Court of Honor ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 22,
2021, at Croton Falls Fire Department, Croton Falls, New York; and

WHEREAS, Colin M. Smith is a member of Boy Scouts of America Troop
4, Purdys, New York; and

WHEREAS, A resident of North Salem, New York, Colin M. Smith began
his illustrious scouting career as a Cub Scout in first grade and
crossed the bridge to Boy Scouts in fifth grade; he has truly enjoyed
Scouting to its fullest, taking advantage of all it has to offer from
Camp Read to Sea Base High Adventure Camp in the Florida Keys; and

WHEREAS, Through the years, Colin M. Smith has completed 22 merit
badges and has held numerous leadership positions, including Patrol
Leader, Quartermaster and Assistant Senior Patrol Leader; and

WHEREAS, Colin M. Smith is currently a junior at Archbishop Stepinac
High School where he is a member of the Cross Country, Spring Track and
Golf Team, and regularly achieves the First Honor Roll; he was also
inducted into the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society and
Social Studies Honor Society; and

WHEREAS, Furthermore, Colin M. Smith was selected as the Archbishop
Stepinac High School junior class representative for Boys' State 2021,
representing the Ernest Pasqua Post No. 1506 American Legion; 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, 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 approximately 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;

WHEREAS, For his project, Colin M. Smith built 20 wooden Viking
chairs for the Sal J. Prezioso Mountain Lakes Park and Day Camp located
in the Town of North Salem, Westchester County, New York, where he
attended as both a day camper and Counselor in Training (CIT) for 10
years; these chairs will be used in a fire pit area as there is no
seating when hosting scouts, community, and wedding events; and

WHEREAS, In addition, he instructed junior park rangers on how to
build their own Viking chair by creating a YouTube tutorial video with
step-by-step instructions; and

WHEREAS, Colin M. Smith's dedication to the safety and well-being of
the citizens of his community is represented through his project and
demonstrates his devotion to both community and commitment to others;

WHEREAS, As he goes forward in his academic career, Colin M. Smith
will continue the ideals and principles of the Boy Scouts; and

WHEREAS, Colin M. Smith'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 Colin M. Smith on achieving the rank of Eagle
Scout; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to Colin M. Smith.


  • 10 / May / 2021
  • 10 / May / 2021

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