Senate Passes Fuschillo Resolution Honoring North Bellmore Eagle Scout

Charles J. Fuschillo Jr.

February 28, 2012

     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 Matthew Murphy for attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.

     “Only a select few ever achieve what Matthew has; the rank of Eagle Scout. Matthew’s years of hard work, dedication to scouting, and community service make him more than worthy to hold scouting’s highest rank. I congratulate him on earning this honor and am pleased that his accomplishment was recognized by the New York State Senate,” said Senator Fuschillo.

     Matthew, a member of Troop 577, recently attained the rank of Eagle Scout after many years of hard work rising through scouting’s ranks and following the ideals of scouting. During his time in scouting, Matthew has served his troop as Quartermaster, Assistant Patrol Leader, Patrol Leader, and Assistant Scoutmaster. Additionally, he planned, developed, and executed a community service project which involved updating and painting the interior of North Bellmore American Legion Post 1749.

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

Text of the Resolution

Senate Resolution No. 3106 


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

WHEREAS, Matthew R. Murphy, 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 17, 2012 at Wellington C. Mepham High School in Bellmore, New York, where he is currently a senior; and

WHEREAS, The son of Denis and Carol Murphy, Matthew R. Murphy is a member of Boy Scouts of America Troop 577 sponsored by American Legion Post 1749; he has been a member of the Order of the Arrow since 2008 and has served the Troop as Quartermaster, Assistant Patrol Leader, Patrol Leader and Troop Guide and currently serves it as an Assistant Scoutmaster; 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, Wanting to give back to American Legion Post 1749, for his Eagle project Matthew R. Murphy updated and painted the interior of the Post; the project was well received by the members of the Post and has provided the Post with a new and improved hall for party and event rentals; and

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

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be transmitted to Matthew R. Murphy.