Senator Fuschillo Sponsors Legislative Resolution Honoring Lindenhurst Eagle Scout

Charles J. Fuschillo Jr.

June 19, 2013

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the New York State Senate passed a legislative resolution he sponsored honoring Lindenhurst resident Kevin Schmidt for attaining the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout.

     Kevin, a member of Troop 183, attained boy scouting’s highest honor after spending years rising through scouting’s rank through hard work and community service. Kevin also planned, developed, and implemented a community service project. For his project, Kevin demolished and disposed of an old shelter used to house an injured eagle at Sweetbriar Nature Center in Smithtown. Kevin then constructed and installed a brand new eagle shelter that will house the injured bird.

     “Kevin should be very proud of his accomplishments. He is a dedicated young man whose commitment to his community and strong leadership qualities set an example for everyone to follow,” said Senator Fuschillo. “I congratulate Kevin on this great achievement and wish him all the best in his future endeavors,” Senator Fuschillo said.

     With passage of the resolution, Kevin’s achievements will forever be part of the official record of the New York State Senate.

Copy of legislative resolution:

Senate Resolution No. J2038


CONGRATULATING Kevin Schmidt upon the occasion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious of Scouting honors

WHEREAS, Kevin Schmidt, 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 15, 2013, at the Lindenhurst Middle School in Lindenhurst, New York; and

WHEREAS, Kevin Schmidt is a member of Boy Scouts of America Troop 183; 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, Kevin Schmidt demolished and disposed of an old shelter used to house an injured eagle, and then constructed and installed a new eagle shelter at the Sweetbriar Nature Center in Smithtown, New York; and

WHEREAS, Kevin Schmidt'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 Kevin Schmidt on achieving the rank of Eagle Scout; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be transmitted to Kevin Schmidt.