Scout seeking donations of band equipment, stage materials for teen center

Riley Broding
Joel Stottrup / Union-Eagle
Riley Broding, standing at the Family Pathways Teen Center in Princeton last Friday. He is in the spot where he plans to have a peformance stage built at the center.

Local Boy Scout Riley Broding’s Eagle Scout project could be the basis for music if it is successful.

Broding, with the rank of Life Scout in Boy Scout Troop 16, is working on his civic project as part of his route to earning the Boy Scouts’ Eagle rank.

The project is to organize and manage the construction of a performance stage for the Family Pathways Teen Center in Princeton and also collect donated band instruments and a public address system to use on the stage.

“Music is a passion of mine and I would like to offer other teens in Princeton the opportunity to express themselves with music and provide them with instruments to learn and practice,” said Broding, who plays guitar.

“The stage will also provide teens, and potentially others in the community, a forum to use for other events and activities such as skits, talent shows, fashion shows and, of course my personal favorite, battle of the bands.”

Broding said he is donating one electric guitar, an amp and possibly an acoustic guitar.

He has sent letters to businesses seeking donations, such as materials to build the stage. His goal is to build it this summer.

Broding can be reached at 763-370-2274 after 3 p.m. on school days or anytime through email at [email protected]

The teen center is located in the south end of the Family Pathways building.