Boy scouts lose money after credit card sales issue

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- Boy Scouts across the Grand Valley have been selling Christmas trees to raise money for their troops, but one of them took a hit recently, when some of their credit card sales didn't go through.

Over the weekend boy Scout Troop 303 posted on Facebook that credit card sales between 10:45 AM and 5:45 PM on Friday, November 29th were not processed, and about 20 trees were taken off the lot without the payment going through.

Its estimated the troop lost about $1,650.

It’s still not clear what exactly caused the credit card malfunction, but now they are hoping that anyone that walked away with a tree for free will come back to pay.

"We could try to do more fundraising, but it really comes out of parents pockets...if you want to send your kid to that camp, or throughout the year,” said Scout Master of Troop 303, Amanda Curnutt,

There is some good news...Amanda says there has been a handful of people that have dropped by to get their card processed, and even donated a little extra.

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