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NO. R-204. JOINT RESOLUTION honoring John Hartwell on his becoming an Eagle Scout.

(J.R.H. 148)

Offered by: Representative Maslack of Poultney.

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, 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 attain this rank, and

Whereas, John Hartwell of Troop # 13 of Poultney has attained the rank of Eagle Scout, and

Whereas, John Hartwell will be presented his Eagle Scout award at an Eagle recognition ceremony to be held on June 23, 2001, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates John Hartwell 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 Committee Chair Bill Spanos of Troop # 13 in Poultney, prior to the convening of the Eagle recognition ceremony.