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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 Ryan Patrick Watson, a member of Boy Scout Troop 70, has completed the requirements, and was examined by the Eagle Scout Board of Review, who found him worthy of the rank of Eagle Scout; 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 Ryan’s Eagle Scout Service Project, he planned and directed the construction of five large wheeled bookcases and collected over 2,170 books for a mobile library for Urban Promises, a nonprofit organization that provides academic and training programs to children and teens; and
WHEREAS the lessons learned and skills acquired while working toward the Eagle Scout rank help promising young men like Ryan to develop into leaders who will benefit our world for years to come; and
WHEREAS Ryan 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 Sunday, August 5, 2018, to be
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 Ryan and his family on this tremendous achievement.