FAIRFIELD — Local scouts saw some real Fairfield history firsthand when they pitched in Sunday afternoon to help the restoration of the Greenfield Hill Cemetery on Bronson Road.

Cub Scouts and Webelos from Pack 98, grades 3-5, took part in washing mold off ancient tombstones, scrubbing them with brushes, and also even had a chance to do some paper gravestone rubbings as well.

“I’ve been restoring this cemetery since last April,” said nearby resident Jeff Taylor, who lives in the 1750 house once occupied by Abraham Baldwin, whom he said is the veritable “father of the Constitution.”

Searching out Baldwin’s grave in this cemetery led Taylor to take it upon himself to start repairing the 985 graves there that have fallen into decay.