LIVINGSTON, NJ — Fourth Generation Eagle Scout Arun Gupta was honored during the Livingston Township Council meeting on Monday for the achievements that earned him the Eagle Scout title.
Gupta, a sophomore who brought with him a laundry list of achievements, was accompanied by Vincent Krause, Committee Chairman of BSA Troop 16, as Mayor Edward Meinhardt presented him with a certificate of recognition.
During the presentation, Gupta and Krause delved into the abundance of achievements Gupta has earned, including 47 merit badges and the honor of serving as Den Chief and Patrol Leader for his troop.
In addition to the 47 earned merit badges, Gupta was also involved in delivering 8,000 hand-colored drawings to the Color-A-Smile organization for his Eagle Scout project. According to the organization’s website, Color-A-Smile is a nonprofit in Morris Township that disseminates cheerful drawings to senior citizens, troops overseas and generally anyone who is need of smile.
Gupta has learned to keep himself busy, as his extracurricular activities extend into school-based programs, including track as a middle-distance runner and saxophonist in the school band.
But his aspirations do not end here—this young Eagle Scout, track star and musician still has some additional short and long-term goals he wants to accomplish.
Gupta also has his mind set on earning his second Dan Black Belt in Taekwondo. When he completes his teenage accomplishments, Gupta is bound for The New Jersey Institute of Technology, where he will study Biochemistry or Biomedical Engineering.