Christmas tree sales help Scouts grow

Aiden (front), Ryan, Abbey and Nathan get ready for the sale. Picture: Damjan Janevski

Sunbury residents can find the perfect Christmas tree and help local young people by supporting an annual scout fundraiser.

The 1st and 3rd Sunbury Scout groups are teaming up to provide freshly cut trees, with deliveries from this Saturday.

Orders are being taken for trees from 1.5 metres to 2.5 metres.

Scout leader Marlo Aisbett says proceeds will give youth the chance to attend January’s national Jamboree in Sydney.

‘‘There could be 10-15 Scouts heading off to that, but it isn’t cheap at about $2000 per child,’’ she said. ‘‘Events like this give us the chance to help families meet costs so more kids can attend.’’

Trees, from $45 to $70 each, can be ordered at the Scout hall in Miller Street or at Bunnings this Saturday and Sunday. Delivery in Sunbury costs $10.

For another $10, the Scouts will pick up trees for disposal on January 4 next year.

For more details, phone 0412 104 008 or email