By Tracy Forsyth
The 2nd Highland Creek Scouting group would like to thank everyone who supported our virtual Apple Day (month) fundraiser. We missed being out at the local plazas and seeing our neighbours and doing our traditional Apple Day, which is one of our major fundraisers. The virtual fundraiser will help with operating expenses for this year.
With Toronto back in a partial stage 2 and COVID cases rising, all our meetings are online through Zoom. We have had meeting planning sessions, Halloween parties and chat sessions to catch up on what everyone has been doing through Zoom. Over the summer, there were two virtual campfires hosted by Scouts Canada that the youth and their families could participate in. The youth are working on their Outdoor Adventure Skills and Personal Achievement badges at home.
Since all in-person Scouting activities in the Greater Toronto Council are paused until further notice, our group committee felt it would be best to cancel the food drive event. We didn’t want to disappoint the Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities if we were still on a meeting pause when the food drive was scheduled. We realize this is an important and much-needed event, especially at this time.
We encourage our neighbours to donate non-perishable food items to food bank drop-off boxes at local grocery stores and the fire station. We will post information on our 2nd Highland Creek Scouting Group Facebook page about food drives that other organizations may be holding so Centennial residents can donate if they wish. If anyone hears of other local food drives, please contact us through our Facebook page and we can post the information for the community:
We thank the community for its continued support and hope to be out Scouting in the neighbourhood soon.