SCARBOROUGH – Maine Youth Field Day will give children 8 to 15 the chance to learn outdoor skills in a safe, structured, fun-filled environment on Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Scarborough Fish and Game Club, Beech Hill Road. Check-in is 8 a.m. and activities should finish at 4:30 p.m. Rain date is Aug. 24.

Rod and Gun clubs, sportsmen’s groups from communities in Cumberland County and the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife are joining to create the hands-on outdoor learning opportunity.

Shooting skills and casting for plastic fish will be just some of the activities the day will provide for approximately 100 boys and girls ages 8 through 15. Kids will rotate through six stations throughout the day and will learn outdoor skills such as fishing, shooting with a .22 caliber rifle, shotgun skills, archery, wilderness survival and a “fun obstacle course.” Each station will be staffed by certified instructors, Maine guides and other outdoor professionals.

Children will be divided into groups and assigned a group guide to escort them from one activity to another throughout the day. Each group will spend approximately 50 minutes at each station. An outdoor barbecue is planned for lunch for all participants, parents and volunteers. A requirement for participation is that a parent or legal guardian also attend.

Space is limited to the first 100 applicants. Pre-registration should be sent before Wednesday, Aug. 20. For more information and applications forms, call Harley Thibedeau 934-1842 or Lou Haskell 655-7757.


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