Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the New York State Senate recently passed a legislative resolution he sponsored honoring Farmingdale resident Matthew Ciullo for attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.
“This is an exceptional achievement by an exceptional young man. Becoming an Eagle Scout requires years of hard work and community service, which is why only a select few ever attain it. Matthew’s devotion to community service and scouting, strong work ethic, and leadership qualities have helped him earn this prestigious honor,” said Senator Fuschillo. “I’m proud to congratulate him on becoming an Eagle Scout and am pleased that his accomplishment was recognized by the New York State Senate.”
Matthew, a member of Troop 46, has devoted years to serving the community and working towards scouting’s highest rank, including completion of a community service project. For his community service project, Matthew built two new horseshoe pits, two park benches, and one bocce ball court as part of a recreation area at the Smith Point Campground for residents to enjoy.
With the passage of this resolution, Matthew’s achievements will forever be of the official record of the New York State Legislature.
Copy of legislative resolution:
Senate Resolution No. 4717
BY: Senator FUSCHILLO
CONGRATULATING Matthew Ciullo upon the occasion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious of Scouting honors, on June 2, 2012
WHEREAS, Matthew Ciullo, 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 2, 2012, at St. Thomas Church, Farmingdale, New York; and
WHEREAS, Matthew Ciullo is a member of Boy Scouts of America Troop 46, Theodore Roosevelt Council, Farmingdale, 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, Matthew Ciullo'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 Ciullo on achieving the rank of Eagle Scout; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be transmitted to Matthew Ciullo.