Guam – The scent of pine filled the air as the Guam Girl Scouts began Christmas tree sales at the Guam Girl Scouts Service Center in Tamuning today.
This year the Girl Scouts brought in 373 Noble Pines from Oregon for their annual sale. While 90% percent of the trees were pre-ordered Guam Girl Scouts Director Vickie Fish says a good selection is still available.
Prices begin at $59 dollars for the smallest trees and sizes ranges from four feet to nine feet. As of Friday afternoon Fish said trees from four to eight feet in height were still availble. Five to six foot trees sell for $74 and seven to eight foot trees for $109.
Students who are not involved in scouting also volunteer their help at the sale to earn required service learning hours for graduation.
“Christmas is coming up so whats a more effective way than selling Christmas trees to combine both (Christmas spirit and community service),” said Anika Bushra, a Girl Scout Ambassador.
“The money that we fundraise from this event will be used to fund Guam Girl Scouts as a whole,” added Janna Malig-on, also an Ambassador. “It will help the Girl Scout program continue and reach out to girls around the island.“
The Christmas tree sale continues through the weekend with sales open from 9am to 4pm on Saturday and from 12pm to 4pm Sunday. The Guam Girl Scouts Service Center is located within the Kenneth P. Jones Building along Marine Corps Drive in Tamuning.