Scouting For The Perfect Christmas: Troop 125’s 30-Year Tradition Of Selling Christmas Trees In Wellington

Scouts in front of the Christmas tree stand last year.

As the holiday season approaches, Wellington is once again buzzing with anticipation. One beloved tradition that has stood the test of time is the Christmas tree sale organized by Boy Scout Troop 125, which opens this year on Friday, Nov. 24 at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church.

For more than three decades, these dedicated young scouts have been spreading holiday cheer while supporting their adventures in the great outdoors through this heartwarming fundraiser.

Additionally, Girls Troop 4125, founded in 2019, introduced hand-made wreaths, contributing to a successful fundraiser last year. For many in Wellington, it simply wouldn’t be Christmas without a visit to the Boy Scout Troop 125 Christmas tree stand, providing beautiful, fresh Christmas trees and reminding everyone of the importance of supporting local youth.

One of the most remarkable aspects of the troop’s Christmas tree sale is that the scouts themselves play an integral role in making it happen. Each year, well before the holiday season, the scouts embark on a mission to build their own tree stand using real logs harvested from the community. This hands-on experience teaches them valuable skills in engineering, pioneering and most importantly, teamwork.

Under the guidance of dedicated troop leaders, the scouts transform these logs into a sturdy, rustic tree stand that not only stores the trees securely but also adds a touch of natural charm to the holiday décor. It’s a testament to the scouts’ determination and commitment to earning their way.

While the tree stand construction is a significant part of their efforts, the scouts’ dedication doesn’t stop there. They also roll up their sleeves to run the tree stand during the holiday season. From helping customers choose the perfect tree to assisting with the loading and tying, these young scouts take pride in offering exceptional service.

The funds raised from selling Christmas trees are not just a financial boost for the troop but also a valuable lesson in responsibility. The money earned goes toward covering camping expenses, allowing the scouts to explore the great outdoors, learn essential survival skills and develop leadership abilities.

As the community ushers in the holiday season, remember the spirit of community and tradition that Boy Scout Troop 125 embodies. When you visit their Christmas tree stand this year, you’re not just buying a tree; you’re supporting the growth and development of local youth.

Mark your calendars for Friday, Nov. 24 to Friday, Dec. 8, and make Troop 125’s Christmas tree stand your destination for holiday cheer. The community is invited to witness the dedication of the young scouts and take home a beautiful Christmas tree, while helping them embark on new adventures in the great outdoors.

St. Peter’s United Methodist Church is located at 12200 W. Forest Hill Blvd. in Wellington. Weekend hours, including the Friday after Thanksgiving, are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Weekday hours are 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.