In Honor of Troop 127by Representative Michael G. Fitzpatrick
Posted on 2013-02-13
in the house of representatives
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Mr. FITZPATRICK. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate the
outstanding community service efforts of Boy Scout Troop 127 of the
Riegelsville, Bucks County Council, Pennsylvania.
As a father of three boys who are involved in Scouting and as an Eagle Scout myself, I understand the principles and values that scouting has to offer. In 2012 alone, Troop 127 has accomplished a number of activities that embody that embody what it means to be a Scout.
Some notable examples of service in the last year include: Reaching out to help others during the hardship that took place after Hurricane Sandy by assisting the American Red Cross for two days at Palisades High School shelter. They honored their country by assisting with the Eagle Scout project of Brandon Youpa, a project that was two years in planning and resulted in the honoring of veterans both past and present within their community. They even worked to preserve the environment by cleaning up a staggering eight miles of the Delaware Canal.
The members of Troop 127 are prime examples of what it means to be a Boy Scout. They are conscious of country, the values of their country, those less fortunate than themselves, and of their faith. The members of Troop 127 have shown maturity and are valued members of our community. Becoming a Boy Scout bestows a great level of responsibility on the young men who are willing to take up Scouting's values. The community looks to the young men of Troop 127 as leaders now and in the years to come.
I sincerely hope that the scouts of Troop 127 continue down the challenging and rewarding path that the Boy Scouts has to offer. The Scouts commitment to the betterment of oneself and the pursuit of something greater are something any young man can benefit from. I applaud them on their service accomplishments this past year, extend my best wishes for their continued success and service.