St. John Valley

Cub Scouts and leaders sweep in to clean up church yards and cemeteries in the Valley

MADAWASKA, Maine — Brooms in hand, Cub Scouts from Pack 175 in Frenchville and Pack 190 in Madawaska could be seen across the area Saturday morning, May 8, cleaning up church yards as a service project.

The kids — who ranged in ages from their midteens to 6 at the youngest — spent several hours sweeping the St. Luce and St. Thomas yards as well as tidying up cemeteries in St. Agatha and St. David.

Service is one of the core tenets of the Scout program, and a key responsibility for Cubs.

“One of their [Cub Scouts] laws is to be clean and reverent,” Madawaska cub leader Heather Bouley said. “As a Scout or a Cub, the boys need to respect nature and obviously, if you’ve got litter everywhere, that’s not respecting nature.”

Cub Scouts from a Madawaska troop participated in a multi-town church and cemetery service project. From left to right: Isaac Daigle, Aiden Ouellette, Lucas Bouley, Nathanael Bouley, Brandon Dionne and Dylan Michaud. (Courtesy of Liza Daigle)

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