Cub Scouts explore lake bottom at Camp Bomazeen

Lake bottom explorers of the Camden Area Cub Scouts: pictured (left to right) Wesley Henderson, Ethan Butler, John Pessara, Zackary Woehler, Finn Mills, Aidan Hebert, and Owen Weber.
Lake bottom explorers of the Camden Area Cub Scouts: pictured (left to right) Wesley Henderson, Ethan Butler, John Pessara, Zackary Woehler, Finn Mills, Aidan Hebert, and Owen Weber.
Posted Aug. 25, 2013, at 8:52 a.m.
Last modified Sept. 28, 2013, at 1:54 p.m.

BELGRADE, Maine — The Cub Scouts of Pack 200 wrapped up their summer activities program with a weekend camp out at Camp Bomazeen on Great Pond in Belgrade.

In addition to spending ample time swimming, kayaking, and hiking, scouts worked on earning merit badges. The boys practiced knot tying, flag folding and worked on the Webelos science activity badge by diving into a lesson in water and air pressure.

While wearing a homemade diving bell helmet, the scouts were able to walk on the bottom of the lake. The helmet, constructed from a plastic five gallon bucket and plexiglass, was complete with an air hose and pump to provide a constant air supply. With an adult holding the helmet, in the shallow areas of the lake edge, scouts could investigate the underwater world for several minutes.

The Camden Area Cub Scouts, Pack 200, is chartered by The First Congregational Church of Camden. This local pack serves as an enrichment program for boys in first through fifth grade from Camden, Lincolnville, and the Five Town Communities.

Cub Scouts is a fun educational experience concerned with 12 core values designed to build character, physical fitness, practical skills, and service to the community. For more information about the Camden Area Cub Scouts, Pack 200, contact Chris Mills at 007chrismills@gmail.com, or call at 975-4400.

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