NO. R-15.  Senate concurrent resolution honoring Matthew Young of Shaftsbury on becoming an Eagle Scout.


Offered by:  Senator Sears of Bennington County, Senator Shepard of Bennington County and Representative Miller of Shaftsbury.

     Whereas, scouting is a movement that challenges, inspires, and guides young men toward high achievements and high values as expressed in the Scout oath, law, motto, and slogan, and

     Whereas, the rank of Eagle is the highest rank in Boy Scouting, and

     Whereas, attainment of Eagle rank requires mastery of difficult challenges in diverse areas, and

     Whereas, an Eagle Scout must demonstrate good character and community service, and

     Whereas, completing the many prerequisites for becoming an Eagle Scout  is a difficult achievement and demonstrates the courage and tenacity to pursue a goal over a long period of time, and

     Whereas, an Eagle Scout has earned an honor that will dignify him for the rest of his life, and

     Whereas, only a minority of scouts achieves Eagle status, and

     Whereas, Matthew Young, who is a member of Troop # 331 in Shaftsbury, has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, and

     Whereas, Matt was presented his Eagle Scout award at an Eagle Court ceremony held in Shaftsbury on January 11, and

     Whereas, Matt completed a special service project teaching grade school students the operation latchkey curriculum, which entails procedures to be followed when an emergency occurs and the child is home alone, now therefore be it

     Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

     That the General Assembly congratulates Matthew Young of Shaftsbury for his special achievement of earning the rank of Eagle Scout, and be it further

     Resolved:  That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Matthew Young in Shaftsbury.