Eagle Scout builds display cases for Milford Historical Society

William J. Weishaupt, 15, of Troop 1 in Milford, has earned the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers, the Eagle Scout Award. William completed his Eagle Scout Board of Review on June 6, 2012.

Troop 1, along with William, his family and friends, attended an Eagle Court of Honor at the First United Church of Christ on Oct. 9, 2012. Scoutmaster Mark Krom and Advancement Chairman Don Ogrisek officiated at the ceremony.

Guests included Mayor Ben Blake, State Rep. Kim Rose, State Sen. Gayle Slossberg, and Robert Thomas, of the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Connecticut.

William's Eagle Scout leadership project consisted of the construction of two display cases for the Milford Historical Society.

William, who has a love of history and realizes the importance of preserving the past, constructed the cases to provide more display space for artifacts that have been stored in the attic and hidden from public view.

“Now the items can be enjoyed by everyone and evidence of our past will not be forgotten,” Scout officials said.

With the help of Troop 1 Scouts and parents and under the guidance of carpenters Matt Pastir, Mike Pastir and Mark Dillon, of Pastir Brothers Construction, the display cases were built, painted and delivered to the Milford Historical Society. A total of 427 hours were spent on the project.

William also got support and or help from the Milford Historical Society, Troop 1, Bret Riley of Avenue Awards, Steve Zacharias of Eastern Glass and Shower Door, Milford Lowes, Orange Home Depot, and his family and friends.