Batavia scouts mark milestone at Christmas tree lotBy KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE - email@example.comNov. 27, 2017 [Photos provided]BATAVIA – Since 1957, members of Batavia Boy Scout Troop 12 have learned leadership skills while operating their Christmas tree lot on Route 25 just south of downtown Batavia.It will be open daily until Dec. 22 or until the evergreens are sold out. Celebrating 60 years of tradition, Immanuel Lutheran Church's Troop 12 will offer fresh Fraser and balsam trees, wreaths and roping, according to a news release.The lot is on the east bank of the Fox River near the skate park at 411 S. River St. Hours are 5 to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Scouts assist customers with the selection process, bale the trees and tie them onto vehicles. And adults on hand offer a fresh cut of the trunk.Parents are at the site, but the enterprise is run by the scouts, who learn about salesmanship, hard work and teamwork. The sale is the scouts' main fundraiser, and all the proceeds benefit the Batavia troop. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted. More information is offered at bataviatroop12.org.