By Tracy Forsyth

Last month we reported about our recycling fundraiser on April 21. We didn’t have all the totals at that time so we would like to share them with the community now. This was a very successful event and the Kidney Clothes collection staff were appreciative of the community’s generous donations of clothing and small household items. It benefitted both the Kidney Foundation and our Scout group.

Fundraiser by the numbers:

  • 131 youth, parents and Scouter volunteers helped with this event spending a total of 1,085 hours before, during and after the event.
  • one 40-yard and one 50-yard dumpster of scrap metal and one 40-yard and two 50-yard dumpsters of e-waste were collected.
  • 11,352 pounds of clothing/textiles and small household items were donated (three 5-ton trucks). Many bottles, batteries and lots of wire were also donated.

We thank the community for its continued generous support with this fundraiser and thank Smart Stop Storage for its support of this event. Funds raised will be used for program activities and camp events.

We would also like to thank the CCRA for their continued support and sponsorship of our Scouting group and thank them for their generous donation of the crests that go on our neckers (scarves).

The 2nd Highland Creek Scouting group has had a busy spring with beach and schoolyard cleanups, all sections attending a dinosaur-themed weekend camp at the Scout Camp Woodland Trails in Stouffville. We are planning a BBQ for all members and their families in June. Beavers will be attending the  Beaveree day event at Thomson Park and the Cubs will be attending the Cuboree weekend event in May at Woodland trails. Both Beaver Colonies have attended an overnight sleepover at Reptilia. The Scouts are looking forward to their annual camp week in July at Haliburton Scout Reserve. The Scouting season is winding down for the summer and we look forward to our next scouting year in the fall.

We are accepting registrations for new members at Register before June 30 and the fee is reduced by $30.

Meetings are held at Charlottetown and within the community. We hope your child will join us in our Scouting adventures. We welcome both boys and girls from the ages of 5 and older. We are also accepting volunteers 14 years and older to become Scout leaders. For more information check or call Tracy at 416-282-8116.