Pleasanton Weekly

News - January 1, 2010

Boy Scouts prepare for Christmas tree pickups

Annual tradition is a big fundraiser for troops

Local scouts will set out across Pleasanton to pick up Christmas trees from driveways and curbs.

Boy Scout Troop 941 and Venture Crew 940 conduct the annual pickup as a fundraiser for troop activities. Funds raised are used to pay for camping equipment and scouting activities such as summer camp and weekend outings.

The big day will be Jan. 9 and residents can register ahead of time in the following ways: filling out an electronic form, printing out a registration form and mailing it in, or calling 399-1377.

Trees must be in the driveway or at the curb by 8 a.m. At that time, scouts will start picking up trees, but it's a day-long process to finish the job. Tree stands should be removed. Payment should not be attached to the tree.

Donations are not required, but donations are recommended to help the boys out for their hard work -- $5 for trees 8' and under, $10 for bigger trees and an additional $5 for flocked trees. Donations can be made either by credit card using PayPal or by enclosing a check with the registration form. For information, visit

--Janet Pelletier


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