PHOTOS: Boy Scout Troop #375 Recycling Xmas Trees

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Members of Boy Scout Troop #375 were busy Saturday, recycling Christmas trees for $5 donations in the parking lot of Herr Backyard Garden Center on SW 160th (map below).

They will be accepting more trees tomorrow (Sunday Jan. 4th) from 10am to 3pm.

Here are some photos of the gang in action:

Troop Chairman Ken DeVos, left, works with Dan Caven to prune tree branches from the trunk. The branches go into a truck (below) to be hauled to a recycling center. The trimmed trunks are then kept, stored and dried; they will be re-sold months from now to raise more funds for the troop.

Scarsella Brothers Construction generously donates use of a hauling truck to carry the tree branches away.

Paul Van Bronkhorst, former Scoutmaster, places trimmed tree trunks into his pickup. He’ll store them at his house, and in several months, sell them as firewood to raise more funds for the Troop.

According to the Des Moines Historical Society, Boy Scout Troop #375 was formed March 17, 1924 by Rev. Beatty, Scoutmaster, Rollin Case, and Franklin Lowery. In 1923 Rev. Cyrus Gilbert, a teacher at Sunnydale and Highline High School, had established a troop at Sunnydale.

Over the last year, ten Eagle Scouts have been awarded in Troop #375, which is an unusually high number. The Troop is currently sponsored by St. Francis of Assisi Church in Burien.

Those are some good kids doing good stuff for Burien, so show your support by bringing your tree up!

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