ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury Mayor and Council recently honored local Boy Scout Christopher Libby for attaining the level of Eagle Scout by building window covers for his church.
Libby, from Boy Scout Troop 163 in Succasunna, became an Eagle Scout on Feb. 16 in a ceremony that took place at Hillside Lutheran Church on Hillside Avenue. It was for that church that he led a team that built 12 light-blocking window covers.
"Each cover required a backboard and molding cut to the appropriate size and painted black, mounting blocks and hardware attached to the back to fit over the existing molding without damaging it and a poster provided by the lead pastor glued to the front of the covering," according to the Boy Scouts.
The organization noted that the church's board of elders approved the project as did its property and finance committee.
"Christopher took measurements, developed the fabrication schedule and set up two work areas; one for cutting, gluing and attaching the molding and rosettes to the backboard and a second for painting and attaching the mounting brackets," noted the Boy Scouts. "These covers are used every Tuesday for a special evening service over which the lead pastor presides.
In congratulating Libby, Roxbury Mayor Bob DeFillippo said the young man's achievements not only show his character but also reflect the guidance of his parents.