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File #: 11795-21    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Proclamation Status: Read & Filed
File created: 3/19/2021 In control: County Council
On agenda: Final action: 3/30/2021
Title: Proclamation recognizing Christian McClaine upon receiving the Eagle Scout Award.
Sponsors: Tom Duerr
Proclamation recognizing Christian McClaine upon receiving the Eagle Scout Award.

WHEREAS, founded in 1910, the Boy Scouts of America is one of the largest scouting organizations and youth organizations in the United States, with more than 2.4 million youth participants. The Boy Scouts of America goal is to train youth in responsible citizenship, character development, and self-reliance through participation in a wide range of outdoor activities, educational programs, and, at older age levels, career-oriented programs in partnership with community organizations; and

WHEREAS, Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program. After a lengthy review process, only four percent of Boy Scouts are granted the Eagle Scout rank, which requires earning at least 21 merit badges. The Eagle Scout must demonstrate Scout spirit, an ideal attitude based upon the Scout Oath, Law and Mission, service, and leadership. This includes an extensive service project that the Scout plans, organizes, leads, and manages; and

WHEREAS, Christian McClaine, a member of Boy Scout Troop 4 within the Laurel Highlands Council of Boy Scouts of the Council of America, has recently met all necessary requirements to advance to the rank of Eagle Scout; and

WHEREAS, Christian organized and led a project for South Hills Interfaith Movement garden at St. Louise Church. The project consisted of constructing a storage shed to be utilized by the church. He raised $3,928 for the project through a spaghetti dinner. With the help of volunteers, Christian spent a total of 625 hours constructing the shed;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that I, Allegheny Council Member Tom Duerr, do hereby commend and recognize Christian McClaine upon receiving the Eagle Scout Award, and we congratulate him for dedicating time, leadership, creativity and effort to making his community better.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto caused the Seal of the County of Allegh...

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