Update: About 50 trees have been donated by local church Milestone Wellesley to the scouts and were available at the usual location on Rte. 9.
Whether or not you were ever a Boy Scout, you undoubtedly know the 109-year old group’s motto: “Be Prepared.”
Well, there was no way Wellesley Troop 185 could have been prepared for this one: due to what organizers called a tragic accident involving their Christmas tree supplier, the trees could not be delivered for the annual Christmas Tree and Wreath sale this weekend (we have no further details on the accident).
All is not lost. The Scouts will be selling wreaths, garland and kissing balls at 888 Worcester Street (Route 9 East), and they ask that you please come support them as this is their major fundraiser for the year.
These are the same young men who last month worked tirelessly for the annual Scouting for Food drive to benefit the Wellesley Food Pantry. They helped pick up canned goods left out on doorsteps all over town, delivered the items to the Pantry, and helped carry everything in for sorting, all to help those in need.
So go pick up your wreaths at 888 Worcester St. We’re thinking you need one for each window and door of your home. And don’t forget the garland and the kissing balls. The Scouts’ after-Christmas tree pickup service is still available.
If you can’t make it to the sale but you want to help out the Scouts with a donation, please send a check made out to Troop 185 to Paul Sullivan, 15 Fife Rd., Wellesley, MA 02482.
Paul’s the scout leader and he works tirelessly to provide the kids with programs that build character. Troop 185 will be telling this particular character-building story around the campfire for years to come.
WHAT: Boy Scouts Troop 185
WHERE: 888 Worcester St., Route 9 East
WHEN: Friday, Dec. 6, 5pm – 8pm
Saturday, Dec. 7, 8am – dark
Sunday, Dec. 8, 10am – 2pm
Let’s rethink the word “tragic” in this headline.
Unfortunately, we were told it was tragic, involving a death at the supplier.
The Boy Scouts had a tree donation so they just got some Christmas trees to sell! You can get them at them at the same location as usual on Worcester Street near the new Wellesley sports center!
Thanks for the update
Which local church?
We haven’t heard about which one it was.
Heather McInnish says
It was Milestone Wellesley
Lee Stone says
Milestone Wellesley which used to be Elmwood Chapel