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NO. R-43.  House concurrent resolution honoring Jon Purcell of Boy Scout Troop 876 in Morrisville on becoming an Eagle Scout.


Offered by:  Representatives Miller of Elmore and Smith of Morristown.

Offered by:  Senator Bartlett of Lamoille District and Senator Doyle of Washington District.

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, Eagle is the highest rank in Boy Scouting, and

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

Whereas, only 26 percent of all scouts reach the rank of Eagle, and

Whereas, Jon Purcell of Troop 876 in Morrisville demonstrated outstanding leadership and organizational skills in completing the community service project requirement for his Eagle award, and

Whereas, his project entailed improving the walking trails on the CREW property in Morristown, and

Whereas, as the first phase of this endeavor, Jon devoted three days to widening the existing path with a brushhog and improving the trail’s durability by using a skidsteer at selected locations; walked the path with the aid of a GPS compass in order to provide specific coordinates for a map; and created and painted trail signs, and

Whereas, as a second phase of this project, he gathered a work party, consisting of 23 friends and family members, to construct two bridges, erect signs, spread bark mulch, cut weeds, and relocate picnic tables, and

Whereas, as a result of Jon’s outstanding initiative, the CREW Trails are now a far more inviting destination for an afternoon’s walk or picnic, and

Whereas, at a Troop 876 Eagle Court of Honor, he was inducted into the special group of scouts who have earned the rank of Eagle, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates Jon Purcell of Morrisville on his achieving 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 Jon Purcell.


Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont