DARIEN — You could call it an opportunity for everyone in the region to be prepared with whatever they could imagine at a sale.

Thousands of people descended upon the Andrew Shaw Memorial Scout Cabin in Darien Sunday morning for the 45th annual Boy Scout Tag Sale. With cars parked a half-mile in either direction up West Avenue, a non-stop flow of people purchased the widest range of items—from chainsaws and compressors, to books, flags, folding chairs and framed paintings.

“It’s very busy, always,” said Bert Von Stuelpnagel, an assistant scoutmaster from Darien. “It’s how they fund the Boy Scout camp.”