By Nancy Cyros

With so many taking the time to go for walks and hikes around our nature-filled neighbourhood, admiring all that our Rouge backyard has to offer is so easy to do. Whether it is a mosey along city sidewalks or a stroll down urban trails, Scouting youth at 2nd Highland Creek have had many adventures that involve exploring, hiking, camping, paddling and other ways of enjoying the outdoors. Our youth learn new skills to live in and take care of their environment and leave no trace.

This fall, many of our sections have had the opportunity to turn a new leaf and leave no stone unturned while exploring in various habitats in our area. From our youngest Beavers to our mentor Venturers and Rovers, our youth learn how to be good stewards to the environment, harnessing the importance of sustaining life, preserving habitats and limiting waste in our communities.

With the world’s renewed vision to commit and save the Earth from climate change and protect endangered species from extinction, our Scouting leadership and youth continue their commitment to learn about, foster and champion environmental sustainability programs such as bottle drives, eco-drives and clean-ups in our area. We look to our community for continued support with hosting such important annual events that benefit us all. The 2nd Highland Creek Scouting Group seeks volunteers, event space locations and donors who would like to invest their time and resources for the community and a good cause. Feel free to reach out to

The Scouts for Sustainability – Sustainable Development Goals Badge Program is under the patronage of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, which serves as a bridge between Canadians and the vital work of UNESCO –– the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Its activities are guided by the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and other UNESCO priorities.