Scout Island’s Family Explorers and Young Naturalists’ Club invite the public to join them on Saturday, Oct. 29 for a Haunted Nature House family evening from 4 to 6 p.m.
Have a happy and healthy pre-Halloween event with traditional Jack O’ Lantern carving, costume contest for the most Earth-friendly outfit ending with a twilight costume and pumpkin parade around the island at 5 p.m.
Mary Forbes will be judging costumes and says she can be bribed with small homemade treats but asks people not to bring any candy that comes with a garbage wrapper.
Participants are also asked to bring their own carving tools and a prepared pumpkin shell (guts removed and composted) to carve into a Jack O’ Lantern to light their way on the walk around the centre and to take home for Halloween on Monday evening.
Participants must also bring a small flashlight or LED light to light the lantern — no candles are permitted.
Kids must supervise all parents at all times to ensure they are being spooky.
This is also a peanut- free event.
For more information you can call the Scout Island Nature House at 250-398-8532 or e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org