Community Local Guides and Scouts activities By Port Hawkesbury Reporter - October 25, 2016 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp After travelling to Melford, Girl Guides and Leaders returned to Camp Cairdeas for crafts, hot dogs, cake, and a campfire. The 1st Port Hawkesbury Scouts hosted their annual Apple Day on October 15. Because the 10,000 Villages Craft Fair did not take place because of a lack of volunteers, the local Scouts (including Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, and Leaders) canvassed outside the Port Hawkesbury legion branch on Election Day. Girl Guides and leaders were shuttled by Strait Area Transit to Myles Doyle Waterfalls in Melford on October 15. This cake marked 25 years of camping at Camp Cairdeas (Camp Friendship) on October 15. The 1st Port Hawkesbury Scouts thanked Atlantic Superstore and Sobeys in Port Hawkesbury for their donations of apples for their annual Apple Day. Apple Day is a fundraising tradition that started in Canada and provides Scouts with an opportunity to show their appreciation to the general public for their support throughout the year. Scouts distribute apples as a way of saying thank you to the community. Donations are accepted in exchange, but apples are not sold. Any money raised during Apple Day goes towards improving the Scouting program by provided more outdoor Adventures for youth, camping equipment, training and many other endeavours. Marie Langley (left), one of the founding members of the camp committee, was honoured for her dedication in hosting a district camp for the past 25 years, with a presentation of a picture frame and flowers by Mary Delaney. Over 150 Girl Guides and leaders from the Cairdeas District (Port Hawkesbury) and Ceilidh Area (Sydney) attended a celebration of Camp Cairdeas (Camp Friendship) on October 15.