This article was contributed by SBC Boy Scout Troop 436.
Out of an abundance of caution for scouts, adult leaders, volunteers, and the general community, local scouts regret not being able to offer the curbside tree pick-up service to San Benito residents who have patronized and supported scouting efforts for decades.
The decision was not taken lightly as scouting is driven by service and this community service endeavor has lasted decades. With the rise in COVID-19 cases coupled with the recent local stay-at-home order, the scout executive team determined, with much regret, this season’s scouting service would not occur.
The participating troops of San Benito County would like to extend thanks to Recology, Bourdet Christmas Trees, and the San Benito County Board of Supervisors for their ongoing partnership and guidance in this annual community event. Scouts also offer great thanks to our communities within San Benito County who support scouting with such a passion. See you next year!