Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently announced that the New York State Senate passed a legislative resolution he sponsored honoring Merrick resident James Harrington for attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.
James, a member of Merrick Boy Scout Troop 351, earned the award after years of hard work rising through scouting’s ranks, dedication to scouting’s ideals, and service to others.
James also completed a community service project in which he constructed a four foot high split rail fence to house the Nigerian dwarf goats at the Town of Hempstead’s Norman J. Levy Park and Preserve. James also built an additional grazing area for the goats and installed a large equipment storage box on the Rangers’ porch.
“James is a wonderful young man whose strong work ethic, desire to serve his community, and leadership qualities have helped him earn scouting’s most prestigious honor. I am certain that this is just the first of many more great accomplishments that lay ahead for James. I congratulate him and his family on this notable achievement and wish him continued success in the future,” said Senator Fuschillo.
With the passage of this resolution, James’s achievements will forever be part of the official record of the New York State Senate.
Copy of the legislative resolution:
Senate Resolution No. 660
BY: Senator FUSCHILLO
LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating James Harrington upon the occasion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious of Scouting honors
WHEREAS, James Harrington, 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 on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at Merrick Road Golf Course Banquet Hall in Merrick, New York; and
WHEREAS, James Harrington is a member of Boy Scouts of America Troop 351 in Merrick; 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 Eagle project, at the Norman J. Levy Park and Preserve in Merrick, New York, James Harrington constructed a four foot high split rail fence of about 660 square footage with twelve and one half gauge wiring for the Nigerian dwarf goats housed at the preserve; and
WHEREAS, James Harrington also made an additional grazing area for the goats and installed a large storage box on the Rangers' porch for their kayak equipment; and
WHEREAS, James Harrington's project has greatly benefited the Town of Hempstead property and the many members of the community who enjoy using the preserve, its facilities, and many trails; and
WHEREAS, James Harrington'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 James Harrington on achieving the rank of Eagle Scout; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be transmitted to James Harrington.