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PROCLAMATION <br /> HONORING JOHN JOSEPH LICARDI <br /> FOR ATTAINING THE RANK OF EAGLE SCOUT <br /> WHEREAS, the Eagle Scout is the highest rank of recognition in Scouting and a young man must <br /> exemplify the highest ideals of the Boy Scout movement to qualify for this rank; and <br /> WHEREAS, to earn the rank of Eagle Scout, a Boy Scout must advance through five ranks, <br /> Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star, Life and Eagle. A scout must earn 21 merit badges; in addition <br /> to many other requirements John has not only earned the required 21 badges, but continues to work towards <br /> advancing that achievement by continuing to earn more. John is currently at 34 merit badges, of which he is <br /> eligible every three months to advance his Eagle rank by receiving Eagle Palms. He is a Brotherhood member <br /> of the Order of the Arrow, Scouting's nationally recognized honor society; and <br /> WHEREAS, John was a Cub Scout in pack 503 and earned the Arrow of Light, the highest <br /> recognition available at the level; and <br /> WHEREAS, John is a valued member of Boy Scout Troop 558, and is a dedicated young man <br /> who has earned the respect and admiration of his fellow scouts through his active participation in the many <br /> programs sponsored by the Boy Scouts of America; and <br /> WHEREAS, John has truly exhibited a commitment to the scouting principles while participating in <br /> such other community activities as volunteering for many veterans' organizations and Salvation Army of Vero <br /> Beach, He attends Grace Baptist Church; and <br /> WHEREAS, John's Eagle Scout community service project; the makeover and enhancement of <br /> .. the playground at Grace Baptist Church improves the quality of life for many children in Indian River County; <br /> and <br /> WHEREAS, the citizens of Indian River County have benefited by John's commitment to scouting <br /> and applaud him for his attainment of the rank of Eagle Scout. <br /> NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS <br /> OF INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, FLORIDA that the Board recognizes the accomplishments of John Joseph <br /> Licardi, and honors him for his achievement. <br /> Adopted this 5t'day of November, 2013 <br /> BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, <br /> INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, FLORIDA <br /> J6seph E Flescher, Chairman <br /> ,Q ftDavis, ce Chairman <br /> Peter D. O'Bryan <br /> Bob Solari <br /> ..- Tim <br /> 1 <br />