Scott St. Amand of Pittston, Cubmaster of Pack 672, watches as Jason Cruwys of Wiscasset shoots a bow and arrow at the Boy Scouts of America inflatable archery range. Submitted photo

Scouting year and area Cub Scout Packs have already begun recruiting or have set target sign-up events in their respective communities.

In Vassalboro

Vassalboro Pack and Troop 410 leader Christopher Santiago, a leader in both said the groups are recruiting new Cub Scouts for Pack 410, now a Family Pack, and accepting boys and girls K-5. They also are accepting young men in grades 6-12 for Troop 410. Those who can’t make the signup can email Christopher Santiago at for the pack or for the troop. People also can call/text 603-903-9709.

Children can join at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 11, at the Vassalboro Methodist Church at 614 Main St.

Boys and girls in grades K-five who live in the Farmington area can join Pack 585 for outdoor activities from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, at Titcomb Mountain, 180 Ski Slope Road or attend the signup night at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the WG Mallett School Cafeteria, 116 Middle St.

The contact for Pack 585 is Meghan Porter, who can be reached at 249-8832 or


Cubs in Skowhegan Pack 485 will have a meeting at 4 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 10 and 17 at Tewksbury Hall, 13 Island Ave. in Skowhegan. Those interested from area towns can call Shanna Brown at 207-313-4461 for more information. They welcome all families from kindergarten through grade five.


Belgrade, Oakland Sidney

On Monday, Sept. 11, Belgrade, Oakland and Sidney youth can sign up for Pack 454 from 6-7 p.m. at Snow Pond, 8 Goldenrod Road in Sidney, for games run by the Scouts in the troop. There will be a second opportunity to join from 6-7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18 at Camp Bomazeen, 656 Horsepoint Road in Belgrade, where the pack will have s’mores by the lake. Julie McKenney can be contacted at or 207-530-0362.


Pittsfield area youth can join Pack 428. They are having sign ups on Sunday, Sept. 17. They will be meeting from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Somerset Elementary, 45 Blake St. in Hartland. Shelley Connolly can be emailed at


Manchester Pack 622, which has been inactive since before the COVID pandemic, is restarting and looking for new Cub Scouts. The pack has a recruiting event at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19 at the Manchester Lions Club on Club House Road. Cubmaster Seth Vincent can be emailed at


Winslow area boys and girls can join Cub Scout Pack 445. The pack will be at the Winslow Elementary School, 285 Benton Ave., at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19. People also can visit any of the meetings held at the Winslow Recreation Center, 114 Benton Ave., at 6 p.m. every Tuesday night. Christopher Bernier for Winslow can be reached at 207-660-1599 or


Also on Tuesday, Sept. 19, youth in the greater Winthrop area can join Cub Pack 604 from 5:30-8 p.m. at the American Legion, 117 Bowdoin St. in Winthrop. Tammy Smith can be reached at or 207-441-1763.


Troop 433 in Winslow will host a sign up night for boys and girls at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, at the Winslow Recreation Center, 114 Benton Ave. Contact Chris Bernier with questions at 207-660-1599 or

On Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 7:30 p.m., there will be a Scouting sign up at the Waterville Goodwill, 10 Concourse W. Uniforms will be available to those who need them. Christopher Bernier of Winslow can be reached at 207-660-1599 or

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