Scouts deliver on promise of Christmas

Holly (Scout), Juliette (Joey) and Amy (Cub) are looking forward to selling Christmas trees.

The Ocean Grove Scout Group will be holding its annual Christmas tree sale in early December.
The Scouts will be selling trees on Saturday 2 and Saturday 9 December at Ocean Grove Park. This year they will also be selling trees from the car park at Gateway Shopping Centre in Leopold (Bunnings end) on Saturday 2, Sunday 3, Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 December.
The Christmas tree sale is the group’s major fund-raiser for the year, enabling them to provide their Joey, Cub and Scout youth members with a variety of fun, exciting and challenging activities throughout the year.
The trees are always popular with locals wanting to get into the Christmas spirit.
Preparations are underway, with Christmas trees already ordered and the Joey, Cub and Scout youth members getting ready to decorate the promotional signs for display around Ocean Grove Park and surrounds.
Christmas tree prices start at $55 (up to 6ft tree) and then increase in price by $5 per foot.
There are several options for purchasing a tree:
* Get along to the Ocean Grove Park or Gateway Shopping Plaza in Leopold, select a tree and take it home.
* Personally select a tree at the Ocean Grove Park and have it delivered (for a small fee) by one of the friendly Scout group helpers.
* Order your tree online at for either pick up or delivery on any of the sales days (check the delivery zone prices on the website).
Christmas tree stands are also available for purchase.
Ocean Grove Scout Group also offers a pick-up service after Christmas to recycle trees – register for the pick-up service (either at the park/plaza or online) and then leave the tree out for collection on Saturday 6 January. A flat fee of $10 covers pick up and recycling of trees in all zones.
It’s rumoured that a special jolly man in a red suit may be making an appearance at 11.30am on each of the days.