Troop 1 pins Eagle Scout

Published 10:31 pm Saturday, December 13, 2014

Fayaz Solaiman, son of Muhammad and Mahmuda Solaiman, has earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest achievement in the Boy Scouts of America.



Fayaz, a member of Troop 1, chartered by Main Street United Methodist Church, received his medal at an Eagle Court of Honor in October at Main Street United Methodist Church.

Fayaz joined Cub Scout Pack 73 in 2010. In April 2011, he earned the Arrow of Light, the highest award in Cub Scouts, and he crossed over into Boy Scout Troop 1.

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During the next three years, Fayaz progressed through the ranks of Scouting. He has served the community through various community events, including serving meals with the Salvation Army and a variety of Eagle projects for other scouts.

Fayaz has held a number of leadership positions in Troop 1. He served twice as a patrol leader and is currently serving as Troop 1’s senior patrol leader. In 2012, Fayaz was elected by his peers into the Order of the Arrow, Scouting’s national honor society.

Last spring, with the help of Troop 1 Scouts and leaders, Fayaz completed his Eagle project, which was to scrape, prime and paint the 40 metal poles under the John Yeates Middle School bus ramp.

Fayaz is proficient in music. He plays clarinet, saxophone and piano. He was a member of the John Yeates Middle School Honor Band and was selected to the Suffolk All-City band on the saxophone.

In addition to Scouting and music, Fayaz likes to play tennis, basketball, and chess.

Fayaz is a freshman at Nansemond River High School.