The Boy Scout Fall Camporee was held Oct. 1 at Adventure Bound in Caratunk, according to a news release from Charles Mahaleris from Kennebec Valley District Pine Tree Council.

Scouts from Augusta, Farmington, Sidney, Bangor, Unity and Jackman spent the weekend challenging themselves with white water rafting, hiking five miles through the Appalachian Trail, rock climbing, playing sports, using an indoor climbing wall, learning about nature, and visiting scenic spots like Moxie Falls.

“This was a great camporee for our Scouts,” Troop 631 Scoutmaster Andy Madore said in the release. “Many of our Scouts have never hiked the Appalachian Trail before and they enjoyed talking with the North-bound hikers who were rushing to get to Baxter State Park before Katahdin is closed off for the season.”

This was the last weekend of operation season for Adventure Bound and the event was organized by Karla Talpey, of Jackman.

Scouts donned wet suits to ride the rapids of the Kennebec River. Scouts in Augusta met through hikers on the Appalachian Trail who had begun their journey in April in Georgia and were close to their goal of reaching Mt. Katahdin.

Scouts who stayed closer to camp learned about nature, saw their tracks and had fun with various sports and swimming. “It was chilly but the hot tub helped,” said Talpey according to the release.

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