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Saturday Jan 9th, 2016

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Questions about Tree Recycling

This is the 19th year our Boy Scouts have recycled trees on Bainbridge, each year we try to improve our service:

  • When you reserve (on the web or by phone), the Boy Scouts note your name, address, email, and phone number.
  • All of the addresses are divided into groups based on location just prior to pick-up day.
  • On the Pick-up day, teams of scouts and drivers fan out over the Island to pick up trees. We start at about 8:00 AM and finish around 4:00 PM.
  • If we cannot find your address or tree, we try to contact you.
  • The trees are chipped and are used on the island as mulch.
Make a reservation for tree recycling from now until 10:00 PM the day before pickup. Place your tree outside by 8:00 AM on Saturday Jan 9th, 2016 for pick-up.
We can only pick up trees from Bainbridge Island residences.

We pickup trees from all addresses on Bainbridge, even condos and apartments. Reserve a pick-up online, mark your calendar, and consider a donation. However, we don’t want to leave a mess of pine needles around your apartment or condo front door. So we strongly suggest leave the tree near the dumpster, in a way that doesn’t block access to it, or you coordinate with your property manager to arrange an appropriate place for you and the other residents to leave your trees for recycling.

  • The property manager may also contact us (206) 780-2722 to coordinate specific pick-up instructions. This helps keep your property tidy, and keeps the Scouts from tromping around the halls searching for trees to pick up. It’s a win-win!
  • Property managers can download this special flyer that you can use at your complex – it includes space for detailed instructions for your residents.
All of your contact information is shredded and deleted once the pick-ups are completed. We will never contact you to ask for more donations, and we will never provide your address, phone number, or any other information to anyone else. Scouts Honor! If you elect to receive reminders we will send you 2 additional emails, a reminder the day before this season’s pickup and a reminder to sign up again next year.
We will do our best to pick up all trees regardless of weather conditions on the pick-up day. If for some reason we have not picked up your tree by the end of the day, please contact us at (206) 780-2722 and we will make sure to pick it up as soon as possible. If there is a terrible storm, we will send an email with a revised plan for pick-up.
No, wreaths cannot go through the chipper.
When you reserve a pickup we send you an email to confirm that reservation. At times the email may be blocked or sent to a spam folder. Use THIS LINK to lookup your pickup address.

Questions about Donations?

Tree recycling is both a community service and a fundraising event for our troop. We will pick up trees from all addresses with a reservation. We suggest a donation of $10 to $15 for the pickup service.
All donations go to Bainbridge Island Boy Scout Troop 1564 to pay for summer camp and other scout activities and expenses.
We are happy to accept most forms of online payment at anytime (credit, debit, or PayPal), but on the day of pick-up we can only accept cash or check. Once you have a reservation you may select the online option. If you prefer to donate on the day of pickup please make your check payable to “BSA Troop 1564″ and place it in an envelope. Place that envelope in a baggie and secure the baggie to your tree as you set it out on the morning of pick-up. Your confirmation email will include specific directions for making a donation.

A: You may chose to donate at pickup or online. We offer an online option for those who:

  • worry about cash or checks being stolen prior to pickup
  • would rather not try to waterproof and attach a donation envelope
  • are out of town (our prefer to sleep in) and will set their tree out early
We expect most of our donations to be online this year. We use PayPal to handle all credit card and debit card transactions – it is safe, easy and convenient.
The troop gets charged for all online donations. We have fixed payment choices that add the processing fee to the donation amount. You may select “Other” and enter any amount you would like – a portion of that amount will still go to cover processing fees.

A: Here is the fee structure from PayPal:

$10 Online:

you donate $10.00 and cover the $0.60 fee

$15 Online:

you donate $15.00 and cover the $0.75 fee

$20 Online:

you donate $20.00 and cover the $0.90 fee

$25 Online:

you donate $25.00 and cover the $1.05 fee

Other Online:

you choose amount, the Troop covers the fee

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Troop 1564

Troop 1564 is a boy-run Troop. Boy leaders plan and execute their own program, with guidance and support from trained adult leaders, many of whom are Eagle Scouts.

Meetings are held Monday nights at the American Legion Hall from 7:00-8:30 PM, except for holidays. The first Monday of each month is reserved for the Patrol Leader Council (remaining Mondays are All Scout meetings)

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Our Charter

Troop 1564 is chartered by the Bainbridge American Legion Colin Hyde Post 172 at 7880 Bucklin Hill Road on Bainbridge Island. If you would like to find out more about the Legion or attend one of their meetings, click the link below.

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Our Mission

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

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Our Scouts

With a spirit of adventure, scouts plan an outing each month. Our scouts have plenty of opportunities for camping, hiking, climbing, rafting, skiing, swimming, biking, fishing and much much more. During outings scouts build confidence and develop leadership.

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email our Scoutmaster or Committee Chair,
or call (206) 780-2722, for more information