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It’s pretty quiet in Searsport these days. Mud season and maple syrup tapping must be on everyone’s mind. I do have a few things, though.

Bottles for Boy Scouts

Cub Scout Pack 215 has 23 participants between Kindergarten and 5th grade from Searsport and Stockton Springs. Five of them will graduate to Troop Level and will continue their progression with the support of the Searsport Fire Department as a Charter Organization. Meetings are on Mondays at 6 p.m. at the Searsport Community Building and new scouts are always welcome. Dates and times for Troop 215G for youth sixth grade through age 18 will be set as soon as the new troop is set up.

You can take your recyclable bottles and cans to MT Bottles Redemption Center at 65 Mt. Ephraim Road and they will donate the proceeds to the troop as long as you mention Troop 215. Scouts will also come and get your bottles and cans if you email BSAScouts215Searsport@gmail.com or call 322-0124. Eventually the scouts will have a bin next to the Community Building where you can drop them off.

They are also selling a discount card to local businesses in Waldo and Hancock counties for $5. If you know a scout, ask him or her about it.

Fundraising proceeds go to troop activities and camp scholarships.

Lifeguard training

Summer will come soon enough and a summer job as a lifeguard is a good one! Training will be held at the Waldo County YMCA April 18-20. There are roughly seven hours of online work to be completed prior to the first class. Also, you must be able to swim 300 yards continuously, tread water for 2 minutes with legs only and swim 20 yards, retrieve a 10-pound object and exit the pool without the ladder. Cost is $200 for a member and $250 for a non-member of the Y. If you’re interested, get in touch with Jensen at 338-4598 or email at jsheafe@waldocountyymca.org.

More free computer classes

These are free to all with registration, and held at the Searsport Town Hall on Union Street. On Saturday, April 2, at 1 p.m. is “Applying for the Affordable Connectivity Program” and on Tuesday, April 5, at 10 a.m. is “Cutting the Cord”- getting TV and phone services over the internet. The courses are presented by the National Digital Equity Center and Carver Memorial Library.