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Troop Fundraisers

Why do we have fundraisers?

To help offset the cost for Scouts (summer camp & other trips), Troop equipment maintenance, and materials used for the troop program (e.g. ropes, etc.).

We run two Christmas time fundraisers annually.

The Christmas wreath sales primarily supports the Scouts costs for summer camp and other similar events).  If the Scout sells ten (10) wreathes, he receives a $50 discount from the cost of summer camp.  In addition, the Scout is credited $5 to their "Scout Account" for each wreath sold.  A Scout may use the funds in his Scout Account to pay for BSA events like summer camp, trips, BSA high adventure, etc.  (Note:  As of 2014, the BSA does not allow 'Scout accounts' to pay for equipment, gear, or similar items even if used on Scouting events.)

The Christmas Tree Sale supports the costs of running the Troop (e.g. troop trips and other events, merit badges and other patches, etc.).  Scouts and their parents are required to assist at the Christmas tree lots during the period from the day after Thanksgiving to as late as the Sunday before Christmas day.  We operate three Christmas tree lots each year and it requires everyone's help to successfully complete this fundraiser.  During this selling season, this web site will have a Christmas tree sales web info page and a web link to the sign-up site we use to schedule the various times the tree lots will be open.

29 Aug 2018