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NO. R-145. JOINT RESOLUTION honoring George S. Marshall of Troop 832, Swanton, upon his attainment of the rank of Eagle Scout.

(J.R.S. 59)

Offered by: Senator Kittell of Franklin County and Senator Costes of Franklin County.

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, and motto, and

Whereas, attainment of Eagle is the highest rank in Boy Scouting, requiring mastery of difficult challenges in diverse areas, and demonstration of good character and community service. It is not only a difficult achievement but also demonstrates the courage and tenacity to pursue a goal over a long period of time, conferring upon the Eagle Scout an honor that will dignify him for the rest of his life, and

Whereas, George S. Marshall of Swanton served as a Legislative Page during the 1996 session of this General Assembly, participated in the Governorís Youth Leadership Conferences in 1998 and 1999, Boysí State in 1999, the Vermont Youth Advisory Council in 1999, the Vermont Youth Summit in 2000, the National High School Honor Society, and was a varsity member of the Missisquoi Valley Union High School Baseball Team, and

Whereas, as a member of Boy Scout Troop 832 of Swanton, George S. Marshall has successfully completed the requirements for Eagle rank, including the rigorous task of attaining over 22 merit badges in diverse subjects such as First Aid, Lifesaving, Citizenship in the Community, Nation & World, Environmental Science, Family Life and Communications; and his required community service project was procuring copyright permissions and compilation of a Songbook for the Rock Point Summer Conferences, a youth program of the Episcopal Diocese of Vermont, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly honors and offers its congratulations to George S. Marshall for his achievement of attaining the rank of Eagle Scout, and be it further

Resolved: That the General Assembly congratulates the family of George S. Marshall and his scout leaders for their support of his efforts, and be it further

Resolved: That the General Assembly thanks George S. Marshall for the honor he brings to our community, and for the inspiration he offers to others, and be it further

Resolved: That the Secretary of State send a copy of this resolution to Troop Committee member Christopher Leach for presentation to George S. Marshall at his Court of Honor.