Cub Scouts from Pack 142 in Waldoboro enjoyed a family camp day filled with hiking, games, and cooking on Saturday, Aug. 13.

With the guidance of former Cubmaster David Cole, the boys and their families hiked through the woods learning about the flora and fauna of the area. They got to count rings on recently cut trees, identify many native species of trees, see animal tracks and a frog hopping through a wet area. They learned about ledges running north to south in this area, lichen on rocks. All the participating boys are eligible to receive a hiking belt loop if they hadn’t already earned one.

The families enjoyed a picnic followed by numerous field games, Frisbee, and cooking on an open fire. They also got geared up for selling popcorn from now until Oct. 13 to help pay their way through the Scouting program.

Anyone who sees Scouts selling popcorn, please consider supporting the Scout’s effort to pay their own way through the program – 70 percent of the sale price goes to Pine Tree Council here in Maine and boy’s local pack. Boys from Pack 142 will be going to door-to-door and also doing show-n-sells in front of local businesses in mid-September and early October.

Pack 142 will be having a recruitment night at Miller School in Waldoboro on Thursday, Sept. 8 from 6 to 7 or 7:30 p.m. Anyone interested in learning more about the program is welcome to attend or contact Rebecca Waddell at or 832-6650.