By Tracy Forsyth
2nd Highland Creek Scouting group has been very active over the past weeks participating in virtual meetings.
We recently learned about the fish and eels that live in Lake Ontario from a presentation from the Great Lakes Program through the Toronto Zoo. We learned that the sturgeon fish can be up to 6 feet long and weigh up to 300 pounds.
We have made sock puppets, performed skits with our puppets, baked maple cookies, baked apple treats, had a virtual Maple Syrup tour at Bronte Creek Provincial Park, made our Beaver Buggies, Cub Cars and Scout trucks.
All sections are participating in an eight-week Survivor Challenge hosted by Les Stroud Survivor Man where we will learn and review trail skills while creating amazing adventures at home and online.
2nd Highland Creek will be participating in a popcorn fundraiser until June 15. Scouts Canada has a new supplier, Papa Jacks Popcorn, which is a Canadian company. The popcorn is nut free and gluten free. You can find ordering information on Scoutpopcorn.ca and our 2nd Highland Creek Facebook page. This is an online fundraiser as we aren’t allowed to have in-person activities due to COVID. If you are ordering popcorn, please specify 2nd Highland Creek to support our group. We thank everyone for their support.