S.Sherveer Singh being presented with the ASC Scouting Scholarship Award by S.Jasbir Kaur
S.Sherveer Singh a 16 year old junior in high school is the first Scout in the US to receive the ‘American Sikh Council (ASC) Scouting Scholarship Award’. The award was presented by the Vice President of the American Sikh Council, S.Jasbir Kaur at the Guru Nanak Sikh Society of the Delaware Valley (GNSSDV) Gurdwara, Pine Hill, NJ who highlighted S.Sherveer Singh’s achievements and then presented him with a one-time $2,500 check award in the presence of the sangat.
He is currently the youngest Boy Scout in the US to earn his Eagle Scout Award at age 12 and Hornaday Award at 14, by planning, leading and implementing two one year long separate projects. http://www.nj.com/camden/index.ssf/2015/10/eagle_at_12_eco-hero_at_14_why_nj_teen_isnt_your_a.html
There are approximately 1.5 million Boy Scouts in America at any given time. The typical Scout earns the Eagle Scout at age is 17+. Out of the 1.5 million Scouts, less than 50,000 Scouts earn their Eagle Scout Award and less than 28 earn the Hornaday Award every year. (The Hornaday medals are considered the Olympic medals of the environment)
S.Sherveer Singh was honored by the Garden State Council of Southern New Jersey at the Annual Business Meeting in Sewell, NJ on January 25, 2016 for extraordinary community service. https://americansikhcouncil.org/2016/03/12/asc-rep-and-eagle-scouts-honored-by-the-garden-state-council-at-the-annual-meeting/
S.Sherveer Singh was honored with a special Hornaday patch by the Boy Scouts of America at the National Jamboree at the Hornaday reception held in Glen Jean, WV on July 27, 2017 for the handful of Hornaday recipients nationally. https://americansikhcouncil.org/2017/08/08/national-boy-scouts-jamboree-july-19-27-2017/
S.Sherveer Singh has backpacked and hiked over 350 miles all over the US. He has helped raise over $16,000 for Susan B.Komen Breast cancer as a volunteer. He has regularly volunteered for Multiple Sclerosis (MS150) including fund raising for the last six years. He has also volunteered for the March of the Dimes for the past five years. In November 2017 he was part of the winning team out of a 100 schools at the Rutgers University Model UN Competition. In February 2018 he won ‘Outstanding Delegate’ in his category at the John Hopkins University Model UN where over 1,800 students participated from all across the country. He is actively involved in various clubs in school including on the track team. He holds a 2nd degree Black belt in Tae Kwon Do and a 1st degree Black belt in Hapkido.
The American Sikh Council (ASC) has formally approved and initiated the ‘Sikh Scouting Scholarship Awards’ in October 2017 at its General Body meeting.
ASC – Sikh Scouting Scholarship of $2,500 for Eagle/Gold Award recipients
Advantages of doing the Scouting program:
- Anyone achieving and receiving the Eagle Award or Gold Award has a leg up on their peers because Universities and Colleges will invariably prefer an applicant who is an Eagle (for Boys) or Gold (for Girls) award with all other things being equal.
- Those children who have achieved the Eagle or Gold award have a higher likelihood of getting scholarships from many Universities and Colleges in addition to any other merit scholarships.
- By advancing this special scholarship the American Sikh Council will be able to play a very positive role in the lives of our children across the nation and gain a tremendous respect from the parents. This will help empower our children to become great future leaders. Many of the US Presidents, Astronauts, Scientists, Professors, CEOs, Generals, etc. have been Scouts.