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Youth field day Aug. 15 at Scarborough Fish & Game

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Youth field day Aug. 15 at Scarborough Fish & Game

SCARBOROUGH —Scarborough Fish & Game Association, at 70 Holmes Road, will host its annual Maine Youth Field Day on Saturday, Aug. 15 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The no-cost event is open to all Maine youth from ages 8 to 15, giving them a chance to participate in orienteering (map and compass skills), archery, .22 rifle, black powder rifle, shotgun, obstacle course and outdoor survival skills. Safety instruction is given at all activities and all are well supervised.

The group's goal is to introduce young people to the outdoors and to some of the outdoor recreational activities that are available in Maine. The event is sponsored by the Sportsmen's Clubs of Cumberland County, the NRA Foundation and the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

The Scarborough Fish & Game Association is made up of 700 members. Incorporated in 1958, the non-profit offers its members participation in various shooting sports and hunter and home firearms safety courses.

The association expects about 100 young people will attend the Aug. 15 field day. They must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult for the entire day. Lunch will be provided to both youth and their parents at no cost. Though the field day is free, pre-registration is required. The rain date for field day is Sunday, Aug. 16.

Registration forms may be downloaded from the group's Web site, http://scarfg.org. For additional information, contact Mike Scammon, youth program director at P.O. Box 952, Scarborough, Maine, or call him at 885-9838.