Montclair Boy Scout Troop 12 recognized Harry “Skip” Bartlett, owner of Bartlett’s Greenhouses and Florist, 814 Grove St., Clifton, for the many years of support that he has provided to scouting and the greater Montclair community.

The Scouts and Scout leaders in the photo presented him with a plaque that read, “To Harry “Skip” Bartlett and Bartlett’s Greenhouses and Florist, from Troop 12 Montclair. Thank you for being a friend to the troop!”

According to a release by the Scouts, Bartlett and his staff have provided Troop 12 with plants and supplies that enable the plant sales that Troop 12 hosts every fall, winter and spring. In addition to teaching the Scouts valuable sales skills, these events are responsible for the majority of Troop 12’s operating budget.

Proceeds are used to fund scholarships, uniforms, supplies and summer camp for Scouts with financial need. Troop 12’s plant sales have also supported the local community, as the troop and its customers donate plants to local nursing homes, especially during the holidays.

During the height of the pandemic, Troop 12 donated the proceeds from these fundraisers to the Human Needs Food Pantry.

Troop 12 thanked Bartlett for his generosity, guidance and expertise. Fundraising organizer and assistant scoutmaster Stefan Kwiatkowski called him “an invaluable part of Troop 12 Montclair’s success.”

In the photo, from left: Scouts Kieran McCann and Henry Harmon; Bartlett’s owner Harry “Skip” Bartlett; Scout Aiden Kwiatkowski, senior patrol leader; Rich McCann, assistant scoutmaster and co-chair of fundraising; Stefan Kwiatkowski, assistant scoutmaster and fundraising organizer, and Dan Buckley, scoutmaster.