Boy Scout seeks community support for Eagle project

Dec 07 2017 | 02:22 AM

By Patricia Keller
Connor Partington, a Life Scout with Boy Scout Troop 114 chartered by St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in West Milford, is working on his Eagle Award Project. The West Milford High School Highlander Marching Band, for which Partington served as a Drum Major this year, is in need of storage for their props and equipment. He plans to construct an equipment shed for the Highlander Band on the High School Campus.
The West Milford Board of Education gave Partington the nod of approval for the project when he presented it to them at the November school board meeting. Administrators are looking into an appropriate, accessible location on site for the new band equipment shed.
Partington stated, “As a member, I care deeply about the betterment of the band. The Marching Band gives its members and the community so much to be proud of - especially after an amazing season. There is no better way for me to give back to the Marching Band and the school community.”
Community support neededMaterials to construct the shed, which include lumber, roofing materials, paint and hardware are estimated to cost $2,150. Partington said he will be pre-fabricating the parts and they will be delivered to the site for assembly and completion. He has already raised $827 so far, but still needs another $1,323 to meet his fundraising goal, and is reaching out to the community for support.
Donations may be made through Partinton's fundraising page: https://www.gofundme.com/connor-partington-eagle-project.