The following is an announcement from Boy Scout Troop 701 of Wakefield:
Troop 701 has many long standing traditions and one of them is it’s annual wreath sale. The troop decorates and sells Christmas Wreaths each year in order to fund their meetings, advancements, and outdoor program. Profits from the wreath sale, the troop’s only annual fundraiser, are used to pay for camping trips, backpacking trips, rock climbing, zip-lining, scout camp, and advancement patches.
Scouts will be selling wreaths individually around Wakefield. Sales on the weekend after Thanksgiving will take place at most local churches and on Main Street.
The cost of the wreaths will remain the same as last year. Although the cost of the wreaths from the supplier has increased, the boys felt that they should cover the price increase, rather than pass it on to their customers in a difficult economy.
Boy Scout Troop 701 is an ACTIVE group of 40 boys who are working towards the three aims of scouting; growth in moral strength and character. participating citizenship, and development of physical, mental, and emotional fitness.
Boy Scout Troop 701 has been a local fixture in Wakefield for over 80 years with a tradition of producing young men who care about their community and are ready to face the challenges that life delivers to them.
We look forward to seeing you over the next few weeks.