Wantagh Eagle Scout Honored by New York State Senate

Charles J. Fuschillo Jr.

June 24, 2013

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

“Paul should be very proud of this great achievement. It takes years of hard work and community service to attain scouting’s highest rank,” said Senator Fuschillo. “I am pleased that the New York State Senate has recognized Paul’s remarkable accomplishment and congratulate him on earning this distinguished honor.”

Paul is a member of Troop 690 and after rising through the scouting ranks, successfully developed and executed a community service project which involved installing an automatic sprinkler system to the Pope John Paul II Memorial Garden in front of St. William the Abbot School in Seaford. Paul and fellow scouts from Troop 690 dug out and buried the sprinkler lines, installed sprinkler heads and configured them in order to assist in making the garden flourish.

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

Text of Legislative Resolution:

Senate Resolution No. 3020


CONGRATULATING Paul W. Tredwell upon the occasion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious of Scouting honors

WHEREAS, Paul W. Tredwell, 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 Sunday, June 23, 2013, at St. William the Abbot Abbey in Seaford, New York; and

WHEREAS, Paul W. Tredwell is a member of Boy Scouts of America Troop 690, Seaford, 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, Paul W. Tredwell'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 Paul W. Tredwell on achieving the rank of Eagle Scout; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be transmitted to Paul W. Tredwell.