Senate Passes Fuschillo Resolution Honoring Seaford Eagle Scout

Charles J. Fuschillo Jr.

June 26, 2012

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the New York State Senate recently passed a legislative resolution he sponsored honoring Seaford resident Richard Grant Canter upon attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.

     “Earning the rank of Eagle Scout is no easy task. It takes years of hard work and community service to attain scouting’s highest rank, and Richard should be very proud of this great achievement,” said Senator Fuschillo. “He is a community-minded young man whose perseverance and determination will no doubt enable him to achieve any goal he sets for himself. I am pleased that the New York State Senate has recognized Richard’s remarkable accomplishment and congratulate him on this distinguished honor,” said Senator Fuschillo.

     Richard is a member of Troop 239 and after rising through the scouting ranks, successfully developed and executed a community service project to restore the 2,400 square-foot Children’s Garden of Remembrance for the Maria Regina Roman Catholic Church. The garden is a memorial for deceased members of the church and the surrounding community, including victims of the September 11th attacks.

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

Text of the legislative resolution:

Senate Resolution No. 4612


CONGRATULATING Richard Grant Canter upon the occasion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout

WHEREAS, Richard Grant Canter, 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 Saturday, June 16, 2012, at the Seaford Firehouse in Seaford, New York; and

WHEREAS, Richard Canter is a member of Boy Scouts of America Troop 239; 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, Richard Canter restored the 2,400 square-foot Children's Garden of Remembrance for the Maria Regina Roman Catholic Church; this garden is a memorial for deceased members of the church and the surrounding community, including victims of the September 11th attacks; and

WHEREAS, Richard Canter'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 Richard Grant Canter on achieving the rank of Eagle Scout; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be transmitted to Richard Grant Canter.