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Newport Boy Scout Troop Hosts Spring Camporee

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NEWPORT, Maine – From May 21 to 23, hundreds of Boy Scouts will gather on the shore of Lake Sebasticook in Newport, Maine for the Penquis District Spring Camporee. Boy Scouts of every rank will spend the weekend camping and practicing scouting skills.

Penquis District Camporees happen in the spring and fall of each year. This year is special, because it marks the 100 year anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America. To recognize this event the Camporee will focus on the core skills and adventures that are symbolic of scouting.

Events on Saturday will include a canoe tug-of-war, an injured scout rescue, a log sawing contest and more. The scouts will participate in competitions to show of the navigation, camping and survival skills they have learned in scouting.

Camporees are hosted by a troop that finds a location, plans activities and organizes events. Newport Troop 63 will host the spring Camporee.

Ron Potvin, Scoutmaster of Newport Troop 63, encourages all Boy Scouts to attend their local Camporee.

“It’s a heck of a lot of fun.” Potvin said. “A bunch of adult leaders and boy scouts get together to hone their scouting skills, learn from one another and enjoy the camaraderie of scouting. Where else can you do all those things in one place for eight bucks?”

For more information, call Ron Potvin at scoutmaster@troop63BSA.me or call 368-2880.

About the Boy Scouts of America:
The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.

For nearly a century, the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes — and, through nearly a century of experience, knows — that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.

For More Information:

Contact Name: Ron Potvin

Telephone Number: 207-368-2880

Website: http://

Email: scoutmaster@troop63BSA.me