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Boy Scout tree sales lots is now open

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Fifty-five years of holiday cheer continue at Boy Scout Troop 248’s Christmas Tree Sale Lot, located at 33rd and Bridgeport Way, near McCabe’s Auto Repair, which has donated their lot for the scout sales. Drivers may have spotted the iconic red tree hut during the 2015 Duck Daze Parade, but now it’s set up for sales. Scouts from 11-17 years old work as a team to set up the tree lot, greet customers, display trees and run the lot, thereby learning salesmanship, public speaking and the value of hard work.

Scouts will be open daily until the last tree is sold, or Dec. 23, whichever comes first. Scouts work in shifts, on weekdays 5-8:30 p.m. and weekends 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The troop offers a variety of fresh, lovely trees at great prices, sourced from Olmsted farms in Poulsbo. This year’s stock includes Douglas, Grand, Nordham, and Noble firs, each with a distinctive look and natural scent. Scouts will fresh cut the base, bag, and load your tree for you as an included service. A limited number of table topper trees and wreaths are also offered for sale.

Scouts work hard over the season to earn a year’s worth of operating budget to fund community service projects, camping trips, and more. You see the presence of Troop 248 in the University Place community in park and playground renovations; trail clearing; food drives; and repairs and restorations at local churches, community gardens, and parks. Please stop in, park alongside or below the tree lot, and select a beautiful Christmas tree that supports one of the most active, successful and oldest Boy Scout Troops in the United States.

To find out more about Troop 248, visit boyscouttroop248.webs.com.

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