Vivaan Bendapudi Gets Eagle Scout Service Project Of The Year Award
Photo : Venkata Bendapudi receiving the Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award.
India-West Staff Reporter
MONMOUTH, NJ – The Monmouth Council of the Boy Scouts of America here, named and awarded Vivaan Bendapudi’s Eagle project as the Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year out of approximately 200 projects.
On June 22, they presented the young Indian American the award during the Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner on June 22, in the presence of other distinguished Eagle Scouts.
Bendapudi from Troop 60 achieved the highest Eagle Rank in Boy Scouts on November 15 last year. He recognized that pollinators like bees, ants, wasps, and beetles were diminishing at an alarming rate from his surrounding community. He thought that a Garden Arbor, which supports the vertical growth of pollinator-attracting flowering plants such as honeysuckles, trumpet vines and clematis, and similar plants, could provide an area for pollinator insects to grow and develop. He constructed a Garden Arbor at the Monroe Township Community Garden, Middlesex County, NJ.
As a beneficiary of Vivaan’s service project, Mr. Greenberg, the Vice President of the Monroe Township Community Garden, organized a dedication ceremony which was attended by Mayor Stephen Dalina and Council members of Monroe Township attended the event.
Vivaan is now a sophomore at Monroe Township High School, NJ. He wants to pursue a career in Computer Science after he graduates.