Rancho Santa Fe Boy Scouts donate proceeds from mistletoe sales

Rancho Santa Fe Cub Scout Pack 766
Rancho Santa Fe Cub Scout Pack 766


Rancho Santa Fe Cub Scout Pack 766 presented checks to two worthy organizations on Friday, Dec. 11, as a result of their recent mistletoe sales. At the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club, the scouts presented Wounded Warriors with a check for $1,000 and made a donation of $200 to the Boy Scouts of America San Diego Imperial Council.

Cub Scout Pack 766 spent many hours cutting and bagging the natively grown merry-making mistletoe to sell at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe’s Olde Fashioned Christmas celebration and the Village Vibe’s Holiday Marketplace.

From the proceeds of their sale, the boys chose to donate $200 to the Boy Scouts San Diego-Imperial Council toward the purchase of a new pinewood derby track and $200 to Wounded Warriors. Pack Leader Bruce Kleege donated an additional $8,000 for Wounded Warriors.

Dan Marks, district executive of the Pacific Coast District of Boy Scouts and Luis Estrada, a peer mental support from Wounded Warriors, accepted the donations on behalf of their organizations.

Troop 766 includes Owen Perry, JT Moss, William Kleege, Robert Kleege, Douglas Wentworth, Andrew Aarons, Asher Fried and Jaden Cohen.