On October 10, 2018, Rohan Bhat, son of Ayshwarya and Chetan Bhat of Katy-Texas, achieved the rank of Eagle Scout – Scouting’s highest rank. Rohan is a member of BSA Troop 230 within Sam Houston Area Council. The boy-led troop is chartered with St Peters’ United Methodist church and they meet regularly at the Deren-Huff Scout House on Monday evenings.
For his Eagle Project, Rohan worked with his former middle school band director Ms Tammy Disharoon to come up with a design that would accommodate their percussion equipment that did not have any storage space. After receiving necessary approvals, Rohan finalized on a 5.5 feet high and 7.5 feet wide shelving unit design with 6 compartments with varying dimensions to ensure all school’s equipment was able to be stored conveniently. Rohan had raised money in his scout account by participating in Flags Across America program for his troop and used this to fund his Eagle Project. With the help of the volunteers from Troop 230, he organized and led the work activities for the construction of the shelving unit. With the assistance of Band Director Mr. Donnie Artley, he delivered the unit at Tays Jr High School on 4th May 2018, and they have put it to good use.
Upon being awarded the Eagle Scout rank, Rohan has successfully earned 37 merit badges, Gold, Silver and Bronze Eagle Palms, Conservation award, completed NYLT (National Youth Leadership Training), Order of Arrow, 1-mile swim, Nova award (Design to Crunch, Design to Shoot) and countless weekend camp-outs.
Rohan is 16 years old and in 11th grade at Tompkins High School, where he actively participates in band activities like marching, concert and jazz band. His plans are to continue in his college studies in health field.