Troop 339, based out of Lutz, has been organizing a mulch fundraiser since 2019 and selling the bags to local homes in Land O’ Lakes and surrounding areas.
What started out with just five homes has grown to nearly 50 homes, averaging 15 to 25 bags per house, with one house even needing nearly 100 bags.
The troop sells mulch by the bag, based on what the homeowner needs, and on a designated day, the troop delivers and spreads all the mulch in one day.
Besides individual homes, the troop also sold and spread mulch in common areas in a single community with about 3,000 bags of pine bark nuggets. In addition to the pine bark, the troop offers premium shredded hardwood mulch in varying colors.
Proceeds of the fundraiser go to the Scouts’ annual dues, equipment refresh and camping fees, such as when the troop used the monies raised during the fundraiser to camp at the Florida Caverns State Park in Marianna in the Panhandle in the last weekend in March.
The fundraiser is held twice a year: March and September.
This March, Troop 339 delivered and spread mulch in The Groves community in Land O’ Lakes, as well as took mulch to Asbel Creek and Estates, Connerton, Wilderness Lakes Preserves, Tierra Del Sol, Lake Padgett Estates, Lake Talia, Willow Bend, Indian Lakes and a home in Cheval in Lutz.
Common areas of an entire community can be done any time of the year.
For more information on the troop and its mulch fundraisers, contact the troop’s leadership at , or visit http://www.troop339.net.
Published April 26, 2023