By Senators West, Oke, Moore, McAuliffe, Wojahn, Roach, Bauer, von Reichbauer, Sutherland, Owen, Nelson, Newhouse, Fraser, Hargrove, Vognild, Jesernig, Gaspard, Drew, Rasmussen, Haugen, Sellar, Winsley, Erwin, McDonald, Cantu, Bluechel, Sheldon, McCaslin, L. Smith, Amondson and Barr


         WHEREAS, The Boy Scouts of America have been an integral part of building the character of youth for over eighty-three years; and

         WHEREAS, The Scout Law; A Scout is: Trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent provides an ethical code we would all do well to live by; and

         WHEREAS, The Scout motto of "Be Prepared" and the Scout slogan of "Do a good turn daily" provide a positive mission for Scouts of all ages; and

         WHEREAS, The co-ed Learning for Life program prepares young children for school; and

         WHEREAS, The co-ed Explorer program prepares teenagers for careers; and

         WHEREAS, Scouts of all ages have provided assistance in many local and national emergencies; and

         WHEREAS, Many Scouts participate annually in "Scouting for Food" good turn projects and have collected several hundred tons of food for local food banks; and

         WHEREAS, There are over ninety thousand active Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Explorers in Washington State in eleven councils, including over three thousand six hundred Eagle Scouts; and

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

         NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State Senate recognize and applaud the eleven councils of the boy Scouts of America in Washington State for the service and benefit they provide the youth of this state; and

         BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Washington State Senate encourages all agencies of state government to recognize the positive impact that the Boy Scouts of America has on the youth of our state; 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; to the Western Region Office of the Boy Scouts of America in Sunnyvale, California; and to the eleven Boy Scout councils serving Washington State.


I, Marty Brown, Secretary of the Senate,

do hereby certify that this is a true and

correct copy of Senate Resolution 1993-8637,

adopted by the Senate April 12, 1993.




Secretary of the Senate