Boy Scouts open tree lots
Two troops of Boy Scout have opened Christmas tree lots this week in the Grand Valley.
Troop 323 found space for their business in the parking lot behind the Redlands Community Center at 2463 Broadway. It is open from 4-7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Costs of the trees vary by size.
Troop 320 set up shop directly across from Gene Taylors at 360 W. Gunnison Ave. It is open from noon to 9 p.m. Sunday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday. Cost also varies by tree size. Fresh wreaths are available for $25 each.
Both lots will close when all inventory has been sold.
Christmas tree sales is a common way for Boy Scout troops to earn money to support their summer activities, said Keith Alder, executive director of the Western Colorado Council, Boy Scout of America. These particular troops often take trips to exotic locations such as Alaska or participate in national troop camp opportunities.
“It teaches kids how to help pay their way and how to work with the public,” Alder said.