Cheran is a member of Troop 2000 in Johns Creek, Georgia and a junior at Chattahoochee High School.
To Cheran and his friends, Scouting was a haven, a place where they could play games and have fun, but also space where they could learn valuable skills and lessons that would stay with them for the rest of their lives.
His greatest test of these lessons was his Eagle Scout project. When it came time for him to do his project, he knew that he wanted to do something that would help the world around be a better place, even if it was just by a little bit.
He decided to do something with kids with special needs as his brother has autism, he had a personal connection to that cause. Cheran ultimately decided to do the project in Sri Lanka, where children with special needs are often denied the help and support that they deserve.
In Sri Lanka, he collaborated with local Scouts and who were all united by the same goal. Together, he and the Scouts from Jaffna, Sri Lanka volunteered to help the local school for almost a full week of their stay.
Many local Scouting leaders took notice of the project because of what it represented for their program. Cheran’s project showed them that a President Scout project, their equivalent of the Eagle Scout project, can be more than just a requirement to complete, but a process that can have a significant and lasting impact inside and outside of their community.
When Cheran is not Scouting he enjoys playing in his school’s marching band and karate.
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