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File #: 2017-2277    Version: 1
Type: Proclamation Status: Adopted
File created: 12/12/2017 In control: City Council
On agenda: 12/12/2017 Final action: 12/12/2017
Enactment date: 12/12/2017 Enactment #: 760
Effective date: 12/12/2017    
Title: NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby recognize and commend Theodore Kondrich on his attainment of the rank of Eagle Scout.
Sponsors: Corey O'Connor, All Members
WHEREAS, Theodore Vincent Kondrich, a resident of Pittsburgh's Swisshelm Park neighborhood, is a member of Boy Scout Troop 23, part of the Lackawanna District of the Laurel Highlands Council; and

WHEREAS, Theodore has made public service a hallmark of his seven-year tenure in Troop 23, lending his time and energy to multiple service and volunteer projects, including the Annual Edgewood Community Memorial Day Celebration and Service, Edgewood Community Days, Scouting for Food, the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul Christmas Gift Distribution and Clothing Drives, the Catholic Community of Rankin and Swissvale's Annual Jubilarian Brunch, Appalachian Outreach's Annual Santa Shoebox Project, and more. Theodore is also actively involved in the Word of God Catholic Parish, where he serves as an Altar Server; and

WHEREAS, the highest honor in Boy Scouts is the attainment and awarding of the rank of Eagle Scout. According to the National Eagle Scout Association, only roughly five percent of all Boy Scouts who participate in the program ever earn this honorific, which represents years' worth of hard work, upstanding virtue, integrity, community service, and sense of self; and

WHEREAS, prior to earning the rank of Eagle Scout, a Boy Scout must develop, plan, and implement a major service project that benefits an outside organization or community. Demonstrating his impeccable leadership skills, Theodore led a fundraising effort that brought in the necessary support and in-kind donations to renovate four classrooms at the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul's Administrative Center on Pittsburgh's North Side. Marshalling support from his fellow Boy Scouts and volunteers, Theodore's efforts converted the four classrooms into bedrooms and a recreation lounge for homeless families served by Family Promise of Southwestern Pennsylvania; and

WHEREAS, throughout his time as a Boy Scout, Theodore has exemplified the characteristics encouraged through the Boy Scout Law: trustworth...

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