Bill Text: PA HR54 | 2011-2012 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Honoring the Boy Scouts of America on the 101st anniversary of the organization's founding.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Passed) 2011-02-08 - Adopted (197-0) [HR54 Detail]

Download: Pennsylvania-2011-HR54-Introduced.html

  

 

    

PRINTER'S NO.  406

  

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA

  

HOUSE RESOLUTION

 

No.

54

Session of

2011

  

  

INTRODUCED BY KORTZ, ELLIS, BAKER, BARRAR, BISHOP, BOYD, BRENNAN, BROOKS, CALTAGIRONE, CAUSER, CLYMER, D. COSTA, DALEY, DEASY, DELOZIER, DeLUCA, DiGIROLAMO, EVERETT, FABRIZIO, GABLER, GEIST, GEORGE, GIBBONS, GILLEN, GODSHALL, GOODMAN, HARHAI, HARHART, HICKERNELL, HORNAMAN, KAUFFMAN, KILLION, KIRKLAND, KNOWLES, KOTIK, KULA, LONGIETTI, MAHONEY, MAJOR, MANN, MARSHALL, MARSICO, MASSER, MATZIE, MICOZZIE, MILLARD, MILNE, MIRABITO, MUNDY, MURPHY, MUSTIO, OBERLANDER, PAYNE, PETRI, PICKETT, QUINN, RAVENSTAHL, READSHAW, REICHLEY, ROAE, ROCK, ROSS, SACCONE, SAINATO, SANTARSIERO, SANTONI, SCHRODER, K. SMITH, STABACK, STERN, STEVENSON, SWANGER, TALLMAN, VULAKOVICH, WAGNER, WATSON AND YOUNGBLOOD, FEBRUARY 4, 2011

  

  

INTRODUCED AS NONCONTROVERSIAL RESOLUTION UNDER RULE 35, FEBRUARY 4, 2011  

  

  

  

A RESOLUTION

  

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Honoring the Boy Scouts of America on the 101st anniversary of

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the organization's founding.

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WHEREAS, In 1907, General Lord Robert Baden-Powell founded

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the scouting movement in England seeking to teach vital skills

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and positive values to youth; and

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WHEREAS, In 1909, Chicago newspaper publisher W.D. Boyce was

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visiting London, England, when he became lost in the fog; and

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WHEREAS, Mr. Boyce was assisted by a young scout in finding

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his way, thus learning of the scouting movement; and

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WHEREAS, Impressed by this incident, Mr. Boyce returned from

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England and incorporated the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) on

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February 8, 1910; and

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WHEREAS, The BSA seeks to instill in its members the values

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of trustworthiness, loyalty, helpfulness, friendliness,

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courteousness, kindness, obedience, cheerfulness, thriftiness,

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bravery, cleanliness and reverence; and

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WHEREAS, Through participation in numerous outdoor activities

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and educational programs, the BSA trains youth in responsible

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citizenship, character development and self-reliance; and

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WHEREAS, The BSA is the largest youth organization in the

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United States, with nearly 3 million members and more than 110

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million Americans having served as BSA members since its

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founding; and

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WHEREAS, Countless prominent leaders in various fields of

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endeavor have credited the skills and values they learned in

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scouting as helping to shape them for success; and

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WHEREAS, February 8, 2011, marks the 101st anniversary of the

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founding of the BSA; and

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WHEREAS, The BSA will be honoring the theme of "Prepared. For

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Life."; therefore be it

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RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives congratulate the

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Boy Scouts of America on celebrating the 101st anniversary of

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its founding and commend the organization for its many

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contributions to the young lives of successful American

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citizens.

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