By Senators West, Thorsness, Roach, Sellar, Metcalf, Stratton, Conner, Bluechel, von Reichbauer, McMullen, Pelz, Cantu, Snyder, Moore, Saling, McDonald, Owen, A. Smith, Gaspard, Madsen, Rasmussen, Nelson and Sutherland



     WHEREAS, Scouting has been an integral part of the building of character in youth for over eighty-two years; and

     WHEREAS, Eighty-one million Americans have been members of the Boy Scouts of America since its incorporation in the United States in 1910; and

     WHEREAS, There are ninety thousand four hundred fifty-five Boy Scouts in Washington in two thousand troops in twelve councils, including over three thousand six hundred Eagle Scouts; and

     WHEREAS, Over eighteen thousand adults volunteer their time and efforts in support of the Boy Scouts of Washington; and

     WHEREAS, At least nineteen Washington State Senators are former Boy Scouts, including two former Eagle Scouts; and

     WHEREAS, Over thirteen Washington State Senators are current or former Boy Scout adult leaders; and

     WHEREAS, The scouting program begins with youth at age seven and continues through the Explorer Scout program that involves youth between ages fourteen and twenty-one; and

     WHEREAS, The scout law inspires people always to be trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent;

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State Senate applaud the Eagle Scouts visiting the Legislature today, those members of the Senate who have participated in the Boy Scout program, the twelve councils serving Washington State and the Boy Scouts of America, for the service and benefit to the youth of this state; and

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the members of this body encourage support in their home districts for scouting programs; and

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That a copy of this resolution be transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to the National Office of the Boy Scouts of America in Irving, Texas; the Western Regional Office of the Boy Scouts of America in Sunnyvale, California; and the twelve Boy Scout councils serving Washington State.


I, Gordon A. Golob, Secretary of the Senate,

do hereby certify that this is a true and

correct copy of Senate Resolution 1992-8737,

adopted by the Senate March 9, 1992.





Secretary of the Senate