Zack Mason, a second class Scout in Camden Troop 200, prepares to hurl the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch (a candlepin bowling ball).  Submitted photo

The 60th anniversary Cobscook/Moosehorn International Camporee was held the weekend of Sept. 16-18.

Scouts from all over Maine, with the largest contingent from Kennebec Valley District, garbed as brave knights, powerful wizards, elven maidens and stealthy rogues descended upon Cobscook Bay State Park in Edmunds, according to a news release from Scout leader Chuck Mahaleris.

Christopher Bernier, camp director of the Camporee, leads the opening ceremonies at Cobscook for the camporee.  Submitted photo

The event, organized by Christopher Bernier of Winslow and his staff, saw more than 100 Scouts and leaders competing in themed events like shield decorating, a pennant competition, axe throwing, catapult, tug-o-war, archery, a mounted obstacle course to rescue a princess, and the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch (a shot put throw to destroy an evil stuffed rabbit).

Declan Noyes of West Gardiner is a Cub Scout in Gardiner Pack 672. He said his favorite part of the weekend was the scavenger hunt and “looking out at the ocean.” Submitted photo

Declan Noyes of West Gardiner is a Cub Scout in Gardiner Pack 672. He said his favorite part of the weekend was the scavenger hunt, during which each troop scoured the woods and the edge of Cobscook Bay pretending to look for magic items of tremendous power or weapons to help them in their battles against evil. “I also liked looking out at the ocean,” he said.

Daniel Deprez of Gorham recently joined Troop 73 and this was one of his first Scouting events. “There was a lot of fun stuff to do,” Daniel said. He dressed as a knight.  Submitted photo

Daniel Deprez of Gorham recently joined Troop 73 and this was one of his first Scouting events. “There was a lot of fun stuff to do,” Deprez said. “I’m having fun.” He dressed as a knight for the weekend’s challenges.

Isa Russell of Randolph is a member of Troop 2019. “I think dressing up in costume and being in character is my favorite part.” Submitted photo

Isa Russell of Randolph is a member of Troop 2019. “I think dressing up in costume and being in character is my favorite part,” said the maiden of Scouting.

Other activities included cooking challenges and costume competitions.

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