That when Bryce called in to report his success (see below), he was informed that they (the scouts) had failed to actually collect mistletoe to sell and so would not be needing the arrangements with the store after all.
Heavenly Father has such an interesting sense of humor sometimes.
PS. And for those of you patting me on the back, I don’t feel all that full of myself since this is the third and last kid and he’s already 13. SO. It took me a long, long time to figure this out. Too bad for the first two kids! Somehow they seem to be surviving despite my somewhat haphazard approach to parenting.