Cranbrook Scouts and Girl Guides have had to cancel their annual Christmas Tree Pickup, which was scheduled for Jan. 2022. Trees can still be taken to the Cranbrook Transfer Station for free. (Townsman file)

Cranbrook Scouts and Girl Guides have had to cancel their annual Christmas Tree Pickup, which was scheduled for Jan. 2022. Trees can still be taken to the Cranbrook Transfer Station for free. (Townsman file)

Cranbrook Scouts, Girl Guides cancel annual Christmas tree pickup

Trees can still be taken to the Cranbrook Transfer Station

The Cranbrook Scouts and Girl Guides have cancelled their annual Christmas tree pickup, which was originally scheduled for Saturday, January 8, 2022.

The two groups say that the cancellation is in-part due to directives from Scouts Canada, along with the new Omicron variant of COVID-19, wanting to keep the youth and families safe.

All Christmas trees can be dropped off and recycled for free at the Cranbrook Transfer Station during regular operating hours.