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Eagle Scout Award for Rishi Saindane

Original post made by Ken Mano, Willow West, on Sep 5, 2023

Rishi Saindane has qualified to become an Eagle Scout and received his award at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor on August 30, 2023. Rishi is the son of Kiran and Deepali Saindane of Dublin.

He is a member of Troop 904 sponsored by the John Knox Presbyterian Church.
Rishi thanks and appreciates the hard work and dedication of his Scoutmaster, Euan Ramsay.

Rishi has been active in Scouting and has held leadership positions of Senior Patrol Leader, Den Chief, a Patrol Leader three times, and Quartermaster. Rishi has enjoyed the brotherhood aspect of Scouting and how it is such a tight-knit community. He has learned many skills which are invaluable in all aspects of his life. He especially loves the monthly hiking and camping trips where he could put those skills into practice and learn new ones.

For his Eagle project, Rishi led a team to build two picnic tables for Sycamore Grove Park. There were many old benches made from PVC pipe that fell apart and were not suitable for seating. His team made high-quality finished and painted redwood tables that will provide comfort and will last a lifetime. His team spent about 111 hours to complete the project.

Rishi is a junior at Dublin High School. He has been participating in DECA, a high school club for students interested in business and involved in community service, as well as many other business and finance Clubs. He was awarded the Presidential Volunteer Service award. Rishi has been wresting for 7 years and also involved with MMA (Mixed Martial Arts). He is interested in a career in Finance and Entrepreneurship, while keeping physically fit.

His life goals include becoming an investment banker or being in a private equity firm and work his way up to finally owning a hedge fund. Traveling and making loads of money are top priorities, however, he will forever continue the values he is learning in scouting to participate in service and giving back to his community throughout his lifetime.

To earn the rank of Eagle Scout, a Scout must be active in their troop, provide leadership, earn 21 merit badges including the areas of citizenship, camping, communications, cooking and lifesaving or emergency preparedness as well as demonstrate that they live by the principles of the Scout Oath and the Scout Law. They must also plan, develop and give leadership to others in a service project benefiting a religious institution, school or community group.

Anyone interested in joining any level of Scouting can contact the Twin Valley District Executive, Andrew Evans,


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