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WHEREAS it is the intention of the Mayor and Council of Cherry Hill Township to focus attention on noteworthy occasions and individuals; and
WHEREAS the vision of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare youth in America to become responsible, participating citizens and leaders, who are guided by the Scout Oath and Law; and
WHEREAS the designation of Eagle Scout is the highest achievement in the Boy Scouting program and only four percent of Boy Scouts are granted this distinguished rank, making it a truly prestigious achievement; and
WHEREAS Nicholas Baratta, a member of Boy Scout Troop 170, has completed the requirements, and was examined by the Eagle Scout Board of Review, who found him worthy of the rank of Eagle Scout in June 2017; and
WHEREAS the Boy Scouts of America encourage Eagle Scout candidates to complete worthy projects to improve their neighborhoods and their communities; and
WHEREAS for Nicholas’ Eagle Scout Service Project, he beautified the entrance to JF Cooper Elementary School, helping give hundreds of Cherry Hill elementary students a warm, inviting welcome to their school each day; and
WHEREAS the lessons learned and skills acquired while working toward the Eagle Scout rank help promising young men like Nicholas to develop into leaders who will benefit our world for years to come; and
WHEREAS Nicholas serves as an example to the youth of our community through his high level of personal achievement, leadership and community service and has made the Township of Cherry Hill very proud.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, CHUCK CAHN, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Mayor of the Township of Cherry Hill, County of Camden, State of New Jersey, do hereby proclaim Saturday, February 17, 2018, to be
Nicholas Baratta Day
in the Township of Cherry Hill and do urge all citizens to join with me and Council in recognizing the hard work and commitment required to become an Eagle Scout, and in congratulating Nicholas and his family on this tremendous achievement.