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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending the Girl Scouts of Northeastern New
York upon the occasion of celebrating 100 years of the Girl Scout Gold
Award, the highest Award in Girl Scouts

WHEREAS, From time to time this Legislative Body takes note of certain
extraordinary organizations it wishes to recognize for their valued
contributions to the success and progress of society and publicly
acknowledge their endeavors which have enhanced the basic humanity among
us all; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
the Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York upon the occasion of celebrat-
ing 100 years of the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest Award in Girl
Scouts; and
WHEREAS, With the Gold Award Centennial upon us, Girl Scouts invites
alumnae and supporters everywhere to join together and Celebrate 100
Years of Changing the World; and
WHEREAS, Since its inception in 1916, the Girl Scout Gold Award has
stood for excellence and leadership for girls throughout the world;
girls who pursue the Gold Award aspire to transform an original idea and
vision for change into an actionable plan with far-reaching and sustain-
able results; and
WHEREAS, In order to earn the Girl Scout Gold Award, a girl in grades
9-12 must fulfill five requirements; chief among them is the design and
completion of a Gold Award Project; this project must build upon the
interests of the girl, provide a service to the community, and be of
lasting benefit; and
WHEREAS, The Girl Scout Movement began on March 12, 1912, when
Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low, a native of Savannah, Georgia, organized a
group of 18 girls and provided them with the opportunity to develop
physically, intellectually, socially, and spiritually; and
WHEREAS, Daisy Low strived to bring together girls of all backgrounds
to develop self-reliance and resourcefulness, and to prepare each girl
for a future role as a professional woman and active citizen outside the
home; and
WHEREAS, Shortly after the inception of the Girl Scout Movement, it
was decided that there should be a special recognition for those girls
who represented the very best of Girl Scouts; girls who, through their
courage, tenacity, dedication, and skill, took action in their communi-
ties with an impact that was at once immediate and sustainable; and
WHEREAS, A century ago, the Golden Eaglet was introduced in cele-
bration of these girls, and though the name has changed over the years,
from the Golden Eaglet to the Curved Bar Award, to First Class, and, for
the past 35 years, the Gold Award, the conviction, dynamism, and ideal-
ism it takes to earn the highest award in Girl Scouting have not; and
WHEREAS, The Gold Award, like the girls who earn them and the projects
they undertake, stands as an enduring symbol of the fortitude and
personal strength of a Girl Scout, demonstrating clearly the tangible,
real-world impact that participating in Girl Scouts can have on a girl's
life, and by extension, her community and our world; and
WHEREAS, Comparable to an Eagle Scout, a girl who earns the Girl Scout
Gold Award joins an elite circle of fewer than six percent of Girl
Scouts annually, and may be eligible for advanced rank when enlisting in
the United States Armed Forces, or for scholarships at some universities
and colleges; and
WHEREAS, According to the Girl Scout Research Institute Study, "The
Power of the Girl Scout Gold Award: Excellence in Leadership and Life,"

Gold Award recipients report a more positive sense of self, are more
engaged civically and in community service, have more confidence in
their leadership abilities, and experience greater life satisfaction and
success relative to their non-Gold Award peers; and
WHEREAS, For 100 years, the Girl Scout Gold Award has acknowledged
each young woman's power and dedication to not only bettering herself,
but to making the world a better place for others; millions of Girl
Scout Gold Award recipients have positively impacted their communities
and the world with their creative, impactful, and sustainable Take
Action projects; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body acknowledges the incredible influence
that Girl Scout Gold Award beneficiaries have had on American life and
on our World throughout the last 100 years; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to commend individ-
uals of outstanding character, who have shown initiative and commitment
toward constantly pursuing higher goals for themselves, and acting as
role models of leadership to be emulated by both peers and young people;
now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend the Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York upon the occasion of
celebrating 100 years of the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest Award in
Girl Scouts; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York.

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  • 18 / May / 2016
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

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Congratulating Sean P. Mattera upon the occasion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious of Scoutin...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Sean P. Mattera upon the occasion
of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious
of Scouting honors, on July 31, 2016

WHEREAS, Sean P. Mattera, 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, July 31, 2016,
at the Port Jefferson Elks Lodge No. 2138, Centereach, New York; and
WHEREAS, Sean P. Mattera is a member of Boy Scouts of America Troop
354, Port Jefferson Station, 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, For his project, Sean P. Mattera beautified the outdoor
common area, and painted furniture for the lobby at Save A Pet Animal
Rescue in Port Jefferson Station; in addition, he constructed five
doghouses to shelter the animals from the elements; and
WHEREAS, Sean P. Mattera'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 Sean P. Mattera on achieving the rank of Eagle
Scout; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Sean P. Mattera.

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  • 18 / May / 2016
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative