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Q: When does Troop 112 pick up and recycle Christmas trees?
A: Our annual Ashland Christmas Tree Recycle, performed in conjunction with the Ashland Lions Club and Ashland Parks and Recreation, is held either the first or second Saturday of the new year, depending on where that falls on the calendar. This is announced in the Ashland City Newsletter, as well as on this website.
Ashland Boy Scout Troop 112 does this as a community service, although we do request donations. The money earned from this event is used to send our scouts to summer camp and high adventure outings.
Q: What community service projects does Troop 112 perform?
A: Some of Troop 112's service projects in conjunction with our sponsor organization, the Ashland Lions Club, include the Christmas Tree Recycle and the Feast of Will. We also have been helping with the Earth Day event at ScienceWorks in recent years. Troop 112 also helps the American Legion with the Memorial Day ceremony at the Mount View Cemetery.
In addition, in order achieve the rank of Eagle Scout, a scout must do an Eagle project, which is a community service project which cannot directly benefit our troop or Boy Scouts. Each scout chooses their own project, and the whole troop helps accomplish it.
In 2015, Ashland Troop 112 performed more than 1500 hours of community service.
Q: Can the troop help my organization through an Eagle project?
A: Each scout who is attempting to attain the rank of Eagle Scout chooses their own project. The Scoutmaster does receive requests from various organizations who could use help and maintains a list of those if a scout is searching for a project. However, we encourage each scout to find a project that has he has some connection with and will have more meaning for him, so we do not often fulfill those requests.