• James Parry

Scouts clean up Hudson's Sandy Beach for six years in a row


PHOTO COURTESY STÉPHANE HOGUE

The Cavagnal (Hudson) Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Venturers again joined forces once again to address the build-up of garbage along the shores of Sandy Beach Nature Park.

Always prepared, and as they have done for the past five years, Cavagnal (Hudson) Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Venturers headed over to Hudson's Sandy Beach on the shore of the Lake of Two Mountains on Wednesday evening, May 18. And not just to camp out, have fun, roast marshmallows, and relax before the Victoria Day long weekend – but for an annual monumental task.

To be more specific, they were all participating in the Scouts' Annual Sandy Beach Nature Park Cleanup which, for the past two years, has been registered with the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. And what a haul they made.

According to Scout leader, Stéphane Hogue, here's a partial list and tally of some of the items they found. Some 295 pieces of plastic, 388 cigarette butts and cigar tips, 97 bottle caps, as well as 595 pieces of foam and plastic. Overall, some 1780 pieces of trash. And certainly more than was picked up last year.

Says Hogue, “Cavagnal Scouting would like to thank the Town of Hudson, and especially councillors Natalie Best, Nichole Durand, Deborah Woodhead, and Barbara Robinson, for making the event extra special by providing and hosting a delicious chili supper. Thanks also to Parks and Recreation Department staff, for their support.”

For more information on Scouting in Hudson, contact Michael Doran at (450) 458-5551 or check out www.scouts.ca for a group near you.

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