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Santa Clara Scout Recognized as State’s Top Eagle Scout for Second Consecutive Year

Eagle Scout Bilal Malik of Santa Clara’s Boy Scout Troop 14 has been awarded the Silicon Valley Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution Outstanding Eagle Scout Scholarship Award and was nomination for the California State Society’s Scholarship Award.

Additionally, on Dec. 17, the California State Society’s announced that Malik had been selected to receive the Arthur M. & Berdena King Eagle Scout Award and a $1,000.00 scholarship for the second consecutive year.

Malik will now represent California as it’s nominee for the National Society’s Eagle Scout Award and $10,000.00 scholarship.

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He has been a member of Boy Scout Troop 14, chartered by the St. Justin Parish Community, for the past six years, having served as the Troop’s Librarian, Historian, Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Senior Patrol Leader and Junior Assistant Scoutmaster.

On April 26, 2016 at the age of 14 Malik Earned his Eagle. In addition to having earned the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America, Malik has earned 46 Merit Badges, including Genealogy, American Heritage and Law. He has also been awarded four Eagle Scout Palms.  His Eagle Scout Project provided over 200 hours of combined Scout and adult efforts to build four benches and two planter boxes for the South Bay Islamic Association.

In 2015, Malik was elected to the Order of the Arrow and achieved Brotherhood in 2016. He has completed National Youth Leadership Training and has earned “In the Name of God” the youth religious award of his faith twice.

“Scouting has benefited me by helping me to become a better, more well-rounded, mature person, and taught me valuable life lessons like planning, organization, and leadership,” Malik said.

Currently a senior at Wilcox High School, Malik is an AP Scholar with Honors and honor roll student. As a member of the school’s Muslim Student Association, he has served as the club’s President, Vice-President and Activities Commissioner. He is also on the Speech and Debate Team serving as its Publicist and was a member of the California Scholarship Federation.

Malik hopes to continue his studies at UC Irvine as a Public Health Policy major.

“Bilal represents Scouting’s finest tradition of duty to God and country, duty to others, and duty to self. He represents those values that build strong character, strong families and strong communities,” said Rob Morse, Eagle Scout Recognition Chair for the Silicon Valley Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution.

The Sons of the American Revolution (www.svsar.com) award program is based on an application detailing Scouting experience, academic achievement, and community service; a 500-word essay on a patriotic theme; and a four-generation genealogy chart. The applications are scored on a 100-point scale. The Scout with the highest score is honored with our Chapter’s Eagle Scout Award and receives our nomination to the State Society’s competition. The winner of each State competition vies in the national Sons of the American Revolution Eagle Scout competition for $14,000 in scholarship awards.

The Silicon Valley Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution provide recognition certificates and Scholarship award information by request for any local Boy Scout that Achieves the rank of Eagle and is not yet 19 years old. To request a recognition certificate for a Scout in your Troop, email svsar.eagle@gmail.com.

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