BELGRADE — Ghouls, skeletons, princesses, dinosaurs, aliens and Imperial Storm Troopers gathered in the woods of Belgrade and around Great Pond Oct. 1 for the annual Haunted Woods program at Camp Bomazeen.

“Haunted Woods is a lot of fun,” said Bomazeen Camp Director Julie McKenney of Belgrade, according to a news release from Chuck Mahaleris, district vice chairman for the Kennebec Valley District of Scouting.

McKenney runs the summer programs at the camp and is also the program chair for the Kennebec Valley District of Scouting, which puts on the costumed-event for both the Scouts and the general public. “It is a great way to show off the camp and the programs of Scouting,” she said. “Kids love to get into costumes and spend a day here at camp running the obstacle course through the graveyard (ball field decorated with fake headstones and body parts), going through the haunted house at the Dining Hall and trying their hand at BB gun shooting. Lots of parents came dressed in costumes too this year. I am not sure if they had more fun or if their kiddos did.”

Violet LeBlanc, 4, was dressed as a dinosaur. She said that her favorite activity was decorating the pumpkins. She came to the event with her father Brett LeBlanc of Winthrop. Brett is the assistant leader of the Scout program in Manchester and his daughter will be joining next year when she will be old enough to be a Lion.

Campion Poulin and his dad Joe Poulin of Oakland ran the archery range. Campion dressed as a skeleton. Joe serves as the Pine Tree Council Training Chair.

About 100 youth and adults attended the event.


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