State Representative Marlene Anielski (R-Walton Hills) presented Ohio House commendations this week to two brothers who earned the Eagle Scout rank in their troop, Boy Scout Troop 309. Keyvon and Camron Rashidi each had to complete an extensive project in order to be promoted to an Eagle Scout.

Boy Scout Troop 309, founded in 1941, is one of the oldest Scouting organizations within the Greater Cleveland Council of Boy Scouts of America. Scouts partake in a variety of activities, such as camping, canoeing, mountain biking, orienteering, and more. Since its inception, more than 130 young men have been made an Eagle Scout in Troop 309.

"Joining the Boy Scouts of America has enabled me to serve my community and strengthen my character,” said Keyvon. “Additionally, throughout my time as a Boy Scout, I have been able to learn important life skills that not only help me on a day-to-day basis but will also help me in the years to come."

For Keyvon’s final project, he developed the structural design and built a wooden bridge that was installed at Morgan Park in Pepper Pike. The bridge spans 26 feet with a width of six feet. Adding to Keyvon’s project, his brother, Camron, designed and built two wheelchair access ramps to the bridge. The two projects helped Keyvon and Camron to earn their Eagle Scout rankings.

"I am impressed with Eagle Scouts Keyvon and Camron Rashidi and how they have designed and constructed a structurally sound bridge with ramps," said Rep. Anielski.  "I had the honor to meet them in middle school and have watched how they have grown on their path to becoming Eagle Scouts.  They have developed into responsible young men.  Their parents are extremely proud, as I am too."

"The Boy Scouts of America is a facet of my life in which I learned how to be a productive and compassionate member of my community, country, and the world, and I have also learned how to respect nature,” said Camron. “The experience helped prepare me to face challenges in life."

Keyvon and Camron were joined at the ceremony by their mother and father, Roxan and Majid Rashidi. Former Ohio Senator Grace Drake was also in attendance.

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