A group of Boy Scouts is making a move to reduce the cost of their dog’s fur coat storage by selling the fur coats to help pay for the construction of their new playa.
The Boy Scouts of America’s “Toys for Tots” program will sell the fur coat coats for $1.50 a pack for the first three weeks.
A pack of six packs will cost $7.50.
Boy Scouts spokesman Ryan Hodge said the fur is being sold because the organization needs to buy more than a hundred coats to build the new play area.
“We’re doing it to save money,” he said.
“It’s been a challenge, but we can get it done.
We have more to do than just the building, but the building is going to take time.”
The Boy Scout program started last year, with the goal of building more than 3,000 playgrounds, locker rooms and other play areas, to accommodate as many children as possible.
In 2015, about $100 million in new playgrounds were built.
But in the first year of the program, about 3,600 kids were not included in the total.
This year, about 4,600 have been installed.
The first three days of the new program will be the first day the Boy Scouts will be selling the furry toys, said Doug Fogle, the group’s vice president of communications.
“I think the first few days, I think the community is going, ‘What is going on?
Why are they making us buy fur coats?'” he said of the Boy Scout project.
“So it’s just a way for us to get the toys in and to get kids out.”
The Scouts have been working on the project since 2014, when they created a video that featured children talking about the benefits of the furry toy.
Hodge and other leaders of the Scouts’ program said the organization is going forward with the fur sale because the fur can be a useful tool for children.
“They’re the ones that are going to be able to use the fur, they’re the people who will be able use it,” he explained.
“And if you can buy it and you have a toy and it’s a kid’s toy, then the kids are going, `Oh, that’s a toy.
The Scouts are also looking to help out with the new park, which they hope to open in the fall.
The organization has already started offering its fur-filled toys for a fee, but Fogle said the program will expand as the park gets built.
The fur is a soft material, and the materials used in the play areas are designed to be flexible, which will allow the dogs to grow and develop, he said, adding that the group is looking for people who can help fill the spaces.