HJ5078: Commending Charles Edward Smith, Jr.


Offered May 15, 2014
Commending Charles Edward Smith, Jr.
Patron-- Tyler

WHEREAS, Charles Edward Smith, Jr., a senior at Southampton High School, earned the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America on May 18, 2014; and

WHEREAS, a diligent member of Boy Scouts of America Troop 125 in Franklin, Charles Smith has earned 25 merit badges in his Scouting career, developing a keen appreciation for hunting, fishing, and woodworking; and

WHEREAS, collaborating with friends, family, and fellow Scouts, Charles Smith organized and led a major service project at Hunterdale Christian Church, Troop 125’s charter organization; and

WHEREAS, over the course of more than 500 service hours, Charles Smith and his team tiled the floor of the church’s fellowship hall and installed a wheelchair ramp, ensuring that all members of the community have safe access to events at the church; and

WHEREAS, Charles Smith plans to attend college and follow in his grandfather’s footsteps as an apprentice at the Washington Navy Yard; and

WHEREAS, Charles Smith lives up to the noble ideals of the Boy Scouts of America and has provided a necessary and valuable service to the members of the community through his Eagle Scout project; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby commend Charles Edward Smith, Jr., on earning the rank of Eagle Scout in 2014; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Charles Edward Smith, Jr., as an expression of the General Assembly’s admiration for his dedication, hard work, and service.