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Queen of Apostles School Alum Earns Eagle Scout Honors

Queen of Apostles School Alum Earns Eagle Scout Honors

Aug 2016

 

Being a Boy Scout is a fun and educational part of many boys’ lives in elementary and middle schools. This involves several milestones that denote progression and dot the journey of a boy from being a Cub Scout to being an Eagle Scout. They utilize this time to attempt their hand at various new things and gain knowledge in different skills along the way. One such milestone was a community project accomplished by Roshan Dominic, alum of Queen of Apostles Catholic School, current Archbishop Mitty High School student, and member of Troop 476 in Cupertino, CA.

For this project Roshan chose to build two raised garden beds for a homeless shelter called Casa de Clara Catholic Worker. Casa de Clara is an organization on a mission to help less fortunate families, women, and children in the local San Jose community. These garden beds were built along the walls in the backyard of the shelter, which allowed further space to grow a variety of vegetables and flowers. These provide the shelter with a reliable and fresh source of vegetables thereby, off-setting costs of going to a traditional grocery store, as the center only relies on donations and support from charitable donors.

Says a proud Roshan, “In this project, I was not handed money by the beneficiary. Instead, I had to raise money through people in my community. My close family and friends helped make this possible, and I am very grateful to them. They helped me make a difference in an organization whose workers gave up their traditional lives to live in a Christ-like manner and work to help the less fortunate every day. The project took months of planning, getting approvals, and purchasing materials. By doing this for them, I feel very happy and blessed to have been part of their mission through the project. Overall, this Eagle Project was a unique experience of learning, leading, and serving others. In the end, the officials at the shelter were pleased with the project. I was very happy as well, because the project came out better than I expected. Doing this has made me realize that more can be done in my community, and I hope to continue to serve others in my life.”

A commendable effort by Roshan Dominic is a testament to how much can be achieved through the Scouts program in schools. It instills the beauty and satisfaction of being able to give back to our communities in whatever ways we can. But what is more important is that this sets the path for future leaders and doers of tomorrow by allowing them to mark their journeys with a sense of meaningful achievements along the way.

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