Boy Scouts Pick Up Christmas Trees To Be Recycled

By: Amaka Ubaka Email
By: Amaka Ubaka Email

Members of the boy scout troop 282 and their parents met up at a local parking lot for a 14-year-old tradition.

It’s called “Scouting for Trees, an annual fundraiser where troop members will pick your used Christmas tree curbside and then recycle them.

Wally Farley says he got the idea from a boy scout troop in California and thought it would be a great fundraiser.

“It teaches the kids not only service to the community but environmental responsibility.”

The boy scouts go to locations based off reservations made in advance.

14-year old Addison Krebs, has participated the past four years and says he looks forward to it each year.

“I feel really good when I help people out who maybe can’t move their tree or have the time,” says Krebs.

They'll pick up any size Christmas tree no matter how big or how small.

Krebs says they even get recognized around town this time of year as they make their stops.

“People have flagged us down and stopped us when we were driving and said thank you this is really nice.”

The scouts take the trees to a drop off location., where they're recycled with the city. Some trees are mulched and the biggest ones are used in area lakes for fish habitat.

Even though the service is free, the boy scouts rely on donations to pay for many of their camping equipment.

The fundraiser runs until January 15th.

If you’d like to reserve a pick-up time go to Scouting For Trees Information


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