News brief: Boy Scouts selling Christmas trees

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Credit: Courtesy of Troop 1 Cochituate Boy Scouts

The Boy Scouts of Wayland will begin its annual Christmas tree sales this Saturday, Nov. 28 and will continue through Dec. 13. “The most important goal is to give an experience to the Scouts,” senior Zach Marto said. “Part of the idea of the troop is to have a work ethic and carry responsibility.”

Caterina Tomassini

The Boy Scouts Troop 1 of Cochichuate will host its annual Christmas tree sale at the Community Methodist Church of Wayland starting this Saturday, Nov. 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The sales will continue each Saturday and Sunday at the same time throughout Dec. 13 in the parking lot of the church. Shoppers are invited to park on the street and enter the shoppe where a variety of trees will be available for sale. All trees are shipped from Maine, and prices range from approximately $20 to $80 depending on size. Wreaths will also be for sale.

Social distancing will take place, but Scouts will still be available to cut the stump of a Christmas tree, tie the tree to a car, place it in the trunk, or deliver it straight to your home if requested. All money will be used to offset the cost of scouting activities such as camping trips as well as paying for tools and equipment for community service, and food for extended trips.

“I like talking to people, helping them get what they want, and it’s nice to know that you’re giving somebody a Christmas tree,” WHS senior and Eagle Scout Zach Marto said.