Troop 51 will be running two Christmas tree lots with petite Scotch pines, Douglas firs and Fraser firs in Frisco from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 8 p.m. Sundays, November 25 through December 20.
The troop combines this community service with the opportunity for the Scouts to raise funds by selling the trees. The profits are shared with the Scouts that work the lot. Their individual amount is driven by the number of shifts they work, and this offers a real-life personal management lesson about work versus reward.
The Scouts are then able to direct the funds from tree sales to pay for the upcoming Scouting activities in which they want to participate. Boy Scout Troop 51 was chartered by Frisco First United Methodist Church in 2001 and now numbers 90 Scouts and their families.
Prices range from $25 to $150. Locations: First United Methodist Church, 7659 Preston Rd., Frisco Square; Main St. and Coleman Blvd., Frisco. For more information, email HBergs80@att.net