Dear Parents and Scouts of Troop 272:
The Tree Sale Committee has been busy planning the 2014 annual and only Troop fundraiser.
The proceeds of this sale fund troop advancements awards, the troop charter, and various capital expenditures like camping equipment, first aid kits, etc, in addition to most of the summer camp costs. All scouting families are needed to run the sale smoothly and the troop committee stresses that this is a required activity for both the scout and their parent.
All scouts and one of their parents are needed to unload the trees on Saturday, December 6 in the morning, 7:30am to ~11:00am. All families (parent and scout) are also expected to work at the lot set up on Saturday November 22. If you have a pick up truck and can help with moving supplies on this date please let us know. If you cannot help with one or both of these dates please indicate it on your conflicts email.
In order to create a schedule that is convenient for as many as possible please note the following:
- Dates you CANNOT work
We will use Doodle.com to identify shifts shifts for which Scouts and Parents are UNAVAILABLE. In order to accommodate as many conflicts as possible, you must complete the Doodle Screen no later that Wednesday November 5 with dates that you are UNAVAILABLE to work.
Please CLICK HERE to access the Doodle.com screen and follow the instructions to enter any conflicts.
- Preferred Email Address
Please email LaurenDillayeMcKinney at gmail.com to indicate the email address you would like use for any tree sale related communications. After the schedule is set (based on conflicts submitted on doodle.com by Wednesday, November 5) it will be your responsibility to find a replacement. You must switch with someone with comparable physical capabilities.
- Permission Form
Submit the completed and signed permission form by Wednesday, November 5.
- Shift Changes
Shift will be equally distributed week by week as we rarely have any trees left beyond the week before Christmas. After the schedule is set it will be your responsibility to find a replacement. You must switch with someone with comparable physical capabilities.
- Parent In Charge
Parents who are designated as "In-Charge" for a shift should read the Parent In Charge duties sheet available in the shed.
- Worth Repeating
The schedule will be created based on information provided on Doodle.com by Wednesday November 5th.
After that date, Parents and Scouts will be responsible for making arrangements with other parents and Scouts with comparable physical capabilities to cover and schedule conflicts.
Key Dates and Times:
|Lot set up:||Saturday, November 22nd||8:00 am||-||~12:00 pm|
|Tree Delivery:||Saturday, December 6th||7:30 am||-||~11:00 am|
|Sale Dates:||December 6th to 22nd|
|Sale Shifts:||Monday thru Friday:||5:00 pm||-||9:00 pm|
|Saturday:||9:00 am||-||1:00 pm|
|12:00 pm||-||5:00 pm|
|4:00 pm||-||9:00 pm|
|Sunday:||9:30 am||-||1:00 pm|
|12:00 pm||-||5:00 pm|
|4:00 pm||-||9:00 pm|
|Lot Clean Up:||To be determined based on last tree sold date.|
Any adult wishing to help or join the tree committee is heartily welcomed!!
Contact the Tree Sale Manager: John Hollyer at JohnHollyer at comcast.net or (610) 891-0291
Welcome to Troop 272!
Troop 272 has been serving Rose Valley, PA and neighboring communities since 1953. We are chartered by the Rose Valley Folk, who provide us with the Old Mill in Rose Valley for our weekly troop and Patrol Leader Council meetings on most Wednesday nights throughout the year. In return, the troop performs many service projects for Rose Valley and the surrounding communities, including picking up trash along Rose Valley Road four times a year through PennDOT's Adopt-A-Highway program.
We are also known as the Troop that sells the Christmas trees each December at the corner of Brookhaven and Rose Valley Roads. This is our big fund-raiser and helps to pay for all the activities we do throughout the year.
We are proud of our youth leadership development; Troop 272 annually sends Scouts to Troop-level, Council-level, and National-level youth leadership development training programs, and regularly our Scouts are invited back as staff members in subsequent years. We are especially proud of our 100 Eagle Scouts!
But mostly, Troop 272 is FUN! Every year, our Scouts plan a new and diverse calendar of trips and activities. In recent years we have gone camping, hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, caving, swimming, canoeing, sailing, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, cycling, mountain biking, winter camping, downhill and cross-country skiing, and done many other fun and challenging activities. We have also participated in District Klondikes (Scout skills competitions), and District and National Scout Jamborees. We have overnighted on the battleship U.S.S. New Jersey and the sloop-of-war sailing ship U.S.S. Constellation. We have gone to places like Resica Falls, Rodney Scout Reservation on the Chesapeake Bay, Cape May, Gettysburg, Antietam, West Point, New York City, Baltimore, Knife's Edge, Pine Grove Furnace, the Appalachian Trail, Hawk Mountain, Elk Mountain, the White Mountains in New Hampshire, the Grand Tetons in Wyoming, and many other interesting places. You can see the activities and trips we have planned for this year by checking out our Troop calendar
For more information about our troop, please contact Scoutmaster Jim McGaffin at
McGaffinJim at yahoo.com.