Piedmont Boy Scouts open holiday tree lot

PIEDMONT (KRON) — Thanksgiving is over, and the Boy Scouts know that families are ready to bring home the Christmas trees. As a matter of fact, today marked the opening of the Boy Scout Tree Lot in Piedmont.

The lot is located at 890 Moraga Avenue and will be open until Thursday, December 22, 2016.

This interaction between the Boy Scouts and the community is a tradition that spans several generations. For the Piedmont site, it all started in the Corpus Christi School parking lot in 1969. The annual fundraiser has grown into a family and scouting tradition. The scouts and volunteers work together in organizing, managing and delivering trees.

The lot is staffed by enthusiastic Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Co-ed Venturing crew members and adult volunteers. You can expect to find beautiful trees, such as Noble and Douglas firs and Silvertips. Wreaths, ornaments and other holiday decorations are available as well. The scouts encourage you to bring over the whole family for some fun in selecting a fresh tree!

In past years Governor Jerry Brown and his wife, Anne Gust, have been regular customers here.

Proceeds from the tree lot support youth activities year-round, and also generate a significant portion of the Boy Scout’s budget.

The lot will be open Monday through Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and weekends from 9:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

If you need your tree delivered, they can help you with that too. Tree deliveries are made on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and weekends.

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