Bill Text: NY J02028 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Congratulating John E. Mackay upon the occasion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious of Scouting honors

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Passed) 2019-06-18 - ADOPTED [J02028 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-J02028-Introduced.html

Senate Resolution No. 2028


        CONGRATULATING John E. Mackay upon the occasion of
        receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the
        most  prestigious  of  Scouting  honors, on June 21,

  WHEREAS, Through his diligence and rigorous efforts, John E.  Mackay
has  achieved Scouting's highest and most prestigious rank, Eagle Scout;
the Eagle Court of Honor ceremony will be held on Friday, June 21, 2019;

  WHEREAS, John "Jack" E. Mackay is a member of Boy Scouts of  America
Troop 78, Huntington, New York; and

  WHEREAS,  A  senior  at St. Dominic High School, John E. Mackay is a
member of Interact Club, Ski Club, Catholic Club, and the National  Math
Honor  Society,  as  well  as  the Soccer and Track teams; he is also an
Honor Roll student and the recipient of a Math  Award  and  two  Science
Awards; and

  WHEREAS,  Throughout his illustrious Scouting career, John E. Mackay
earned 23 merit badges  and  has  held  numerous  leadership  positions,
including  Assistant  Patrol  Leader/Quartermaster, Yawgoog Tent Leader,
Patrol Leader and Assistant Senior Patrol Leader; and

  WHEREAS, America has achieved her greatest heights of glory  through
the  dedication,  determination  and tireless efforts of the outstanding
citizens of this Nation; and

  WHEREAS, It is only with the continued diligence and devotion of our
youth, tomorrow's leaders, that America will maintain her glory; and

  WHEREAS, The Boy Scouts of America and its members are dedicated  to
the development of character and leadership in the youth of this Nation;

  WHEREAS,  The  highest achievement of leadership in Scouting, earned
by approximately five percent of all Boy Scouts,  is  the  distinguished
rank of Eagle Scout; and

  WHEREAS,  This  outstanding  young man has been involved in Scouting
for many years, has lived up to Scouting's ideals and has  attained  all
of  the  necessary  achievements,  including  completion  of a community
service project, which was successfully planned, developed and executed;

  WHEREAS, For his project, John E. Mackay cleaned a prayer garden and
constructed a fire pit adjacent to it at Helping Hands Rescue Mission in
Huntington Station,  New  York,  providing  an  enjoyable  and  peaceful
environment for community members while at the mission; and

  WHEREAS, His dedication to the safety and well-being of the citizens
of  Huntington  is  represented through his project and demonstrates his
devotion to both community and commitment to others; and

  WHEREAS,  As  he goes forward in his academic career, John E. Mackay
will continue the ideals and principles of the Boy Scouts; and

  WHEREAS, John E. Mackay's perseverance in rising through  the  ranks
to Eagle Scout is a strong indication of his ability to master difficult
tasks;  his  accomplishment will enable him to emerge as a leader, fully
equipped to meet the challenges of today's complex society; and

  WHEREAS, This new Eagle Scout is a credit to his family, his school,
his community, his State and his Nation, and no doubt his future will be
filled with accomplishments of equal importance; now, therefore, be it

  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations,  in
recognition  of  the  significance  of  this meritorious achievement, to
congratulate and honor John E. Mackay on achieving  the  rank  of  Eagle
Scout; and be it further

  RESOLVED,  That  a  copy  of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to John E. Mackay.