Troop 131

Boy Scout Troop 131 members pose in front of its Christmas Tree sale location in Osceola.  

Families have been looking for any outdoor activities to do this winter and one of the easiest ones around has been picking Christmas trees. 

Brian McFarland, Committee Chair for Boy Scouts Troop 9131, out of Osceola, said it has been a good year. 

“We are on track to sell all of our trees in about three weeks starting on Black Friday, which is on pace with the last couple of years,” he said, last week. “That said, it seemed like there was a lot of anticipation before the start of the sale. It felt like many people wanted to decorate early this year.”

McFarland estimated Boy Scouts have been selling trees as a fundraiser for the last 30 years. Scouts to go to weekend camps, the weeklong summer camp at Camp Tomahawk or high adventure camps will use this year’s funds. The Troop even has bigger goals in mind for 2022: A hiking trip to Philmont Scout Reservation in New Mexico. 

The Boy Scouts aren’t the only ones seeing more sales.  

Officials at St. Croix Valley Trees in Somerset said their sales have up surged as well and they called it a nationwide trend. 

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