Cub Scouts from New Milford Pack 467 have been contributing to their community for more than 40 years.

The current pack, numbering more than 30 boys in grades one through five, showed recently they want very much to follow that tradition.

The boys were joined Saturday by their pack leaders and some family members in a cleanup effort at scenic Lover's Leap State Park in the southern end of New Milford.

"In addition to their desire to help the community, the boys are performing this community service as part of their efforts to earn the Boy Scouts of America Messengers of Peace award," Cubmaster Matt Higgins said.

The pack is chartered through St. John's Episcopal Church, where the pack's five dens conduct their regular meetings.

The Cub Scouts host their monthly pack meetings the third Thursday of every month at the New Milford United Methodist Church. Visitors are welcome.

The following individuals lent their efforts to the state park cleanup:

Cub Scouts: Aidan Atherton, Carter Brandel, Oliver Brandel, Jackson Higgins, Bill Kaschube, Bryce Lewis, Ian Reguin, Connor Rivera, Brendan Sartori, Nicholas Sartori and Jarrod St. Amand.

Adult leaders: Cubmaster Matt Higgins, den leaders Lauren Brandel and Dave Lewis, assistant den leader Holly Sartori and pack committee member Jeannette St. Amand.

Family members: parents Carey Atherton, Mark Kaschube, Matt Reguin and Ed Rivera, and siblings Madison and Reagan Rivera.