As it has done for the past 11 years, Boy Scout Troop 51 is operating two Christmas tree lots in Frisco from Nov. 28–Dec. 20.
One is at Frisco First United Methodist Church, 7659 Preston Road, and the second is in Frisco Square. Times are Mon.–Fri. 5–9 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.–9 p.m. and Sun. noon–8 p.m.
The troop generally sells more than 350 trees each year. The tree selection this year includes Scotch Pines, Douglas Firs and Fraser Firs in a variety of heights and range from $25 to $150.
In addition to fulfilling one of its missions of service to the community, the tree sales serve as a fundraiser for the Scouts of Troop 51, which has been in operation since 2001. Scouts build the tree lots under the supervision of adult scouters and scouting families operate the lot.
"We combine this community service with the opportunity for the scouts to raise funds by selling the trees," said Matthew Drink, the tree boss for 2014. "The funds raised are then profit shared to the scouts that worked the lot. Their share amount is driven by the number of shifts they work and this offers a real-life personal management lesson on work versus reward."
The fundraising opportunity allows many of the scouts to pay for a week-long Circle 10 Council Summer Camp, which is an annual canoe trip to the Buffalo River in Arkansas or a trip to one of four BSA High Adventure Bases in the U.S.