Celebrating its 50th year, Piedmont Scouts Tree Lot opens Saturday

One of Piedmont’s most enduring family traditions continues when it opens for the season this Saturday at 9:00 am at Coaches Field.

Opening day features the spectacular Tap Dancing Christmas Trees, a local dance troupe, to entertain young and old alike with their high-kicking, tap dancing renditions, beginning at 11:00 am. The Trees have performed in a variety of venues from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade to Piedmont’s 4th of July Parade.

The public is invited to bring the whole family for some fun in selecting a fresh tree. Come early to find an impressive display of fresh Noble and Douglas firs and hard-to-find Silvertip trees, in addition to a variety of elegant wreaths, garlands and tree stands.

Tree deliveries are available on Tuesdays, Thursdays and weekends for an additional fee. Adult volunteers and Scouts can help shoppers select a tree and load it onto your car.

Started as a small Christmas tree lot in 1969, the yearly fundraiser has grown into a family tradition with Scouts and volunteers organizing and managing the tree lot. For volunteer Chairman, Jim Riley, “The lot is about community service, history and wonderful recollections of that distinctive pine smell from my years of childhood.”

Proceeds from the tree lot generate a significant portion of the operating budget of the Piedmont Council of Boy Scouts, supporting youth activities year-round in the community.

Tree Lot Location and Hours of Operation Location

WHERE: 890 Moraga Avenue (Coaches Playfield) in Piedmont

WHEN: Open seven days a week from November 30 to December 22 — or until all trees are sold

HOURS:

  • Monday to Friday: 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

DELIVERIES: Tuesdays, Thursdays and & Weekends

QUESTIONS: Jim Riley, Tree Lot Manager, 510-541-1036

About Piedmont Scouting

For more than 100 years, Piedmont Scouting has provided youth with opportunities to learn new skills, explore the outdoors, develop leadership and citizenship, collaborate with others, and reinforce character values that last a lifetime. There is something for every boy and girl in the Piedmont Scouting organization, from Cub Scouts to Scouts BSA to Co-Ed Venturing and Exploring, including the Piedmont Community Service Crew, High Adventure Crew and Ship 16 Sailing Club.

Last year, for the third year in a row, the Piedmont Council was again recognized as the highest performing council in the country, receiving a Gold Council Award based on the strength of its programs. Please visit http://www.piedmontbsa.org for more information.

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