2001 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Canon
Senate Resolution 4
A RESOLUTION COMMENDING AND CONGRATULATING CARL THOMAS RUTHERFORD OF COLUMBUS, MISSISSIPPI, FOR ATTAINING THE ULTIMATE RANK OF EAGLE SCOUT.
WHEREAS, the leaders and Troop Committee Members of Boy Scout Troop 99 in Columbus, Mississippi, have announced that Carl Thomas Rutherford has been found worthy of the rank of Eagle Scout; and
WHEREAS, Carl completed all requirements for the Eagle rank, has been examined by an Eagle Scout Board of Review, and his Eagle Scout Ceremony and Reception will be held in February 2001 at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church in Columbus, Mississippi; and
WHEREAS, Carl, a native of Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi, is 14 years of age, is a former member of BSA Troop 33 and joined Troop 99 when it was chartered in February 2000, and his peers elected him as the Troop 99 first Senior Patrol Leader; and
WHEREAS, Carl is also a member of the prestigious Order of the Arrow, Scouting's National Honor Society; and
WHEREAS, Carl is also a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church where he participates in the Youth Group activities, Sunday School, Discipleship, First Light Musical Group and the Youth Choir, and as a ninth grade student at New Hope High School, Carl is active in the Junior Varsity Show Choir and is the son of Robert and Angela (Haynes) Rutherford; and
WHEREAS, it is with great pride that we commend this young Mississippian who has attained scouting's highest rank and in doing so, brings honor to his family, his school, his community and to the State of Mississippi:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, That we do hereby commend and congratulate Carl Thomas Rutherford of Columbus, Mississippi, for his outstanding achievement in attaining the Eagle Scout rank, scouting's highest honor, and wish him continued success in his future scholastic and scouting endeavors.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That a copy of this resolution be presented to Carl and to his family, and be made available to the Capitol Press Corps.