To the Editor:

Don’t let the recent snowstorms fool you. It is still time for spring cleaning. For the 45th year in a row, Darien Scouts are gearing up for their annual giant tag sale and asking for your donations.

The 45th annual Boy Scout Tag Sale is scheduled for May 7, and hundreds of Scouts and volunteers are ready to help you reduce, reuse, and recycle your clutter into someone else’s treasure. It’s an easy way to clean up and earn a tax deduction while supporting your local Scouting community.

Scouts and their families greatly look forward to this period of working together to provide an opportunity for responsible recycling in our community and a place for thousands to find much-needed items and fun extras. We also make sure that any unsold items after the sale are passed on to other charities in need. Donations can be dropped off at the Scout cabin at 140 West Ave. on April 15, 19-22, and 26-29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and April 20-21 and 27-28 from 6 to 8 p.m.

If you have large or heavy items to donate, the Scouts can pick them up for you on April 22 or 29. To request a pick-up, please visit or call 203-656-1830, ext. 3. If you have a charity that may be interested in unsold items, please leave us a message at the number above.

Remember, what is clutter to you can be a great find for many others. We welcome your furniture, rugs, lawnmowers, snow blowers, garden tools, strollers, bikes, toys and games, sporting goods, electronics, housewares, musical instruments, linens, lamps, antiques, collectibles, foreign currency (new this year), jewelry, boats and even cars. For information about what we can and cannot accept, please visit our website at

We look forward to accepting your donations and seeing you at the tag sale on May 7.

Leslie Pennington, Linda Yim,

Susan Doelp and Maria Sullivan


Editor’s note: Pennington, Yim, Doelp and Sullivan are the tag sale chairs for the Andrew Shaw Memorial Trust and the Darien Boy Scouts.