Troop 110 is working to transition our fundraising to educational, sustainable, community-based activities.
In 2017 Troop 110 undertook two local, sustainable agriculture projects: First, we volunteered to tend the Lynnhurst Park courtyard garden, where we grew a wide range of vegetables, which were donated to local food shelves. Second, we tended two beehives, which provided pollinators to our neighborhood (including the Lynnhurst garden!), while giving educational opportunities, including the harvest of the honey and processing of the wax.
The bees are now resting away for the winter with about 70 pounds of honey per hive to hold them over until spring. While the bees are resting we’re selling the excess honey. Proceeds will be used to fund troop activities, including an epic trip for 23 scouts and parents to hike the Inca Trail in Peru in July, 2017.
We have a limited delivery area in Minneapolis, and either hand delivery orders or they can be picked up at our regular Tuesday scout meetings.