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NO. R-103. JOINT RESOLUTION congratulating Shawn Michael Williams of Manchester Boy Scout Troop # 332 upon his attainment of the rank of Eagle Scout.

(J.R.H. 74)

Offered by: Representative Freed of Dorset.

Whereas, scouting is a movement that challenges, inspires and guides young people 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, attainment of Eagle rank also requires demonstration of good character and community service, and

Whereas, attainment of Eagle rank not only indicates difficult achievement itself, but also demonstrates the courage and tenacity to pursue a goal over a long period of time, and

Whereas, attainment of Eagle rank confers upon the Eagle Scout an honor that will dignify him for the rest of his life, and

Whereas, only a minority of scouts ever attains this rank, and

Whereas, Troop 332ís Shawn Michael Williams of Dorset has attained the rank of Eagle Scout, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates Shawn Michael Williams for his special achievement of attaining 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 Jim Erickson, Committee Chair of Troop 332 in Manchester, prior to the convening of the Eagle Scout Court of Honor honoring Shawn Michael Williams, which is to be held on April 21, 2001.