Bend Scoutmaster Fred Schroeder – Christmas tree pickup duty

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January 5, 2018

SKH Associate Attorney and Scoutmaster

for Boy Scout Troop 18 in Bend, Oregon, Fred Schroeder, was featured on the Bend Bulletin last week as a leader and a role model. He helped plan Troop 18’s involvement in the annual tree recycling in Bend.  This is the 26th year that local boy scout troops go out on the town to collect and recycle Christmas trees. Schroeder’s involvement inspires the Scouts to be out in the community, and brings people together in the holiday spirit. Getting out in the community is what the Scouts look forward to the most, because they spend most of their time together in the woods where they don’t typically run into people.

Troop 18

Part of Troop 18 – Picture by Rick Kroytz (father of boy in the black jacket, Titan)


Schroeder told Bend Bulletin reporter Allie Colosky, “It’s hard to predict it [the annual fundraiser] being less successful from year-to-year. This is a very well-established fundraiser, (and) people know it.” The suggested donations for collecting your Christmas trees are $5 to $10 to help fund the troop’s camps and trips throughout the year.

The Boy Scouts will be picking up trees from 8 a.m. to about 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, January 6th and 7th. 

“Those living inside the city limits do not need to call to request a pickup, though residents living off the main routes – on a culdesac, for example – or who may have put their tree out after the pickup, are encouraged to call their designated troops,” Schroeder said.

Click here to visit the Bend Bulletin article on SKH Attorney, and Scoutmaster, Fred Schroeder to contact your closest troop for your Christmas trees to be properly recycled.