A Christmas fundraising tradition starts Friday in South Delta.
The 3rd Boundary Bay Scouts and Venturers will open their Christmas tree fundraising lot on Dec. 2 with the hopes of raising enough funds to send the Scouts, Venturers and several local leaders to the Pacific Jamboree at Camp Barnard in Sooke next July.
“This year it’s important that we sell a lot of trees, wreaths, and centre pieces,” said Scouter Natalie Shantz. “Early Jamboree registration is $551 per person. 3rd Boundary Bay has registered 16 Scouts and four Scout leaders, 11 Ventures and two Venture leaders. Our goal is to contribute $250 towards each youth registration and cover full registration for the leaders as they will be taking time away from their jobs to volunteer.”
Shantz said the Scouts will have six varieties of trees for sale in all heights as well as fresh wreaths and centrepieces.
The youth Scouts and Venturers, ages 11 to 18 will work in shifts throughout the next few weeks to ensure that you have the best tree around.
The tree lot runs weekdays from 5 to 7:30 p.m. and weekends from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the South Delta Rec Centre (1720, 56th St. in Tsawwassen).