Game Warden Jake Voter shows an animal pelt while talking about his role protecting the animals from poachers. Submitted photo

Cub Scouts in Vassalboro Pack 410 enjoyed meeting with members of the Maine Warden Service on Thursday, Aug. 4. Sgt. Josh Bubier and Warden Jake Voter took time the first week of August to discuss with the Cub Scouts the important role the warden service plays in protecting Maine’s unique natural outdoor heritage.

According to Cub Master Christopher Santiago, the pair spent time talking about a day in the life of a game warden, what it takes to become a warden, introduced Cubs to K-9 Koda, and showed the Cubs many different animals found here in Maine including Bobcat, red fox, raccoon, moose, black bear, otter, muskrat, possum, weasel, and fischers, according to a news release from Chuck Mahaleris, district vice chairman for Kennebec Valley District of Scouting.

Game Warden K9 Koda. Submitted photo

The Cubs enjoyed the entire presentation but were especially fond of meeting Game Warden K9 Koda, a four-legged hero. In May, Koda and Voter located a missing person, rescuing a 77-year-old woman who likely had spent two nights in the woods in Bremen just a few days after Koda and Voter found an 11-year old girl who had gone missing.

Santiago said, “What a great night for our Pack! A huge thank you to Sgt. Bubier and Warden Voter. Thanks to all our den leaders and parents who got the majority of our boys out to this event. We have a recruiting event at the Vassalboro family movie night which is on Saturday, Aug. 20. I will be there around 7 p.m. and we have a recruitment event at the Vassalboro Community School open house on Tuesday, Aug. 30 at 6 p.m,” according to the news release.

Vassalboro Pack meets at the United Methodist Church and welcomes parents and families of boys grades K-5. Interested in joining Scout Pack 410, email [email protected].

Warden Service Sgt Josh Bubier shows Scouts the pelt of an animal that lives in Maine’s woods while parent Chris Vincent and Cub Scout Hunter Brown listen. Submitted photo

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