Boy Scouts Accept Donations for Annual Tag Sale Up to 1PM Saturday

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The Swap Shop at Darien Recycling Center is closed for renovations until May 2, but there’s an alternative for your unwanted household goods, Darien Recycling Center announced on Facebook:

Scout Sale Sign 2017 Darien Recycling Center 04-28-17

The Boy Scouts are accepting donations on Saturday until 1 p.m. Here’s a poster explaining what they’re interested in and what they won’t take:

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Here’s the announcement we published March 15:

The 45th Annual Darien Boy Scouts Giant Tag Sale is scheduled for Sunday, May 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Andrew Shaw Memorial Scout Cabin at 140 West Ave.

Start your spring cleaning now and let our scouts help you reduce, reuse, and recycle your clutter into another’s treasure!


— an announcement from Darien Boy Scouts


We eagerly seek:

Art & antiques, collectibles, jewelry, instruments, foreign currency (new this year!), indoor and outdoor furniture, lawnmowers, lawn and garden tools, hand tools, woodworking tools, construction tools, snow blowers, electronics, stereo equipment, turntables, speakers, computers (Pentium IIIs & newer), flat screen TVs, cell phones, CDs, DVDs, records, housewares, lamps and linens, rugs, dishes & decorative items, sporting goods, baby/children’s items, books, games and toys, bikes, trikes & scooters, holiday items and knick knacks.

Drop off donations at the Scout Cabin on April 15, 19 to 22, and 26 to 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m and April 20 to 21 and 27 to 28 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Local pickups for items too large to fit in your car will take place on April 22 and 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Go to to schedule a pickup or call 203 656-1830, ext. 3 for more information.

Darien Boy Scout Tag Sale 03-15-17

Photo by Shinhae Won

From left, with examples of tag sale merchandise: Cate Parekh, Frank McGarey, Adele Mahabir, Maria Sullivan, Jay Shutts, Leslie Pennington, Susan Doelp, & Stephanie Paul

The sale provides funds to operate the Andrew Shaw Memorial Scout Cabin and subsidize scouting programs in Darien. All donations are tax deductible and greatly appreciated.

Unfortunately we cannot accept unsafe and or unsalable items, including:

clothing, magazines, mattresses, car seats, sofa beds, venetian blinds, steel or particle board furniture, armoires, large console TVs, floor model stereo equipment, typewriters, basketball nets, hazardous materials, propane tanks, or building materials such as sinks, windows and doors.

Thank you for your donations and we’ll see you at the tag sale on May 7!