IN RECOGNITION OF JOSH AIRHEART'S SERVICE TO BOY SCOUT TROOP 59
(Extensions of Remarks - February 02, 2017)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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    IN RECOGNITION OF JOSH AIRHEART'S SERVICE TO BOY SCOUT TROOP 59

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                          HON. RICHARD HUDSON

                           of north carolina

                    in the house of representatives

                       Thursday, February 2, 2017

  Mr. HUDSON. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize Mr. Josh Airheart 
for his service to Boy Scout Troop 59 in Concord, North Carolina. Mr. 
Airheart has served as Scoutmaster of Troop 59 for 15 years and will 
soon be retiring from the position.
  Having lived in Cabarrus County his entire life, Mr. Airheart has 
established himself as a staple of our community. He is a lifetime 
member of New Gilead Church, home of Troop 59, where he began his own 
scouting career many years ago. In 1987, Mr. Airheart earned the rank 
of Eagle Scout, showcasing his own commitment to service.
  Beginning in 2002, Mr. Airheart returned to Troop 59 as Scoutmaster. 
Recognizing the significant impact scouting had on his own life, he 
began to share his passion with the young men of the troop. The troop 
then continued to blossom under his guidance as he helped an impressive 
26 members achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. In 2015, he was recognized 
for his efforts by the Central North Carolina Council as Scoutmaster of 
the Year.
  Along the way, Mr. Airheart has been a living embodiment of the Scout 
Oath, showing the young men of the troop how to integrate it in 
everything they do. While he may be leaving his official capacity with 
Troop 59, I know he will continue to be a role model for all of those 
in our community.
  Mr. Speaker, please join me today in recognizing Mr. Josh Airheart 
for his dedication and commitment to service as Scoutmaster of Troop 
59.

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